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Lead Animator – Scotland – Permanent – AAA Video Game

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23958 Posted: 6 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Games


This studio is building a world class team of games developers to make an innovative ground-breaking open-world game! They are seeking an experienced Gameplay Lead Animator to drive the animation team to produce compelling high-quality gameplay animations.


The successful candidate will be working closely under the guidance of their highly experienced Gameplay Animation Director, joining the studio at a vital time as they expand and improve their animation pipeline.



· Able to provide a demo reel showcasing high-quality character animation work in games.

· Extensive games development experience, having shipped a minimum of one AAA title as a Lead Animator.

· Solid keyframe and motion capture editing skills.

· Excellent understanding of Maya and MotionBuilder.

· Experience working with state machines and anim graphs.

· Experience with CryEngine or Lumberyard is very beneficial.

· Great knowledge of character and prop setups.

· Strong understanding of the process for integrating gameplay systems.



· Lead a team of gameplay animators providing assistance, guidance and technical expertise.

· Create high quality, responsive and realistic gameplay animations using both keyframing and motion capture data.

· Oversee task assignments for your team.

· Cooperate with programmers and scripters to create or improve current gameplay animation systems.

· Review the team’s work and providing regular feedback.

· Help with the recruitment and mentorship of the team.

· Help with scheduling and milestone planning.

· Collaborate with the Gameplay Animation Director during motion capture shoots.

· Encourage team performance and milestone deliveries.



· Support with VISA and relocation

· Highly competitive salary

· Amazing city location

· Working with a world class team of developers


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 412!

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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