Lead Animator – UK OR REMOTE – AAA Console Games

Location: Warwick, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24961 Posted: 3 weeks ago

This vacancy may offer a Remote Start until it's safe to relocation to the location. A part remote work contract may also be on offer once the studio reopens.

Project: AAA PC Games


This successful UK independent games developer is looking for a Lead Animator to join their expanding in-house animation team working on their largest PC game project!

Your task is to lead an established team of animators to produce high-quality, in-game animations. You will verify the quality of the animation in the game and plan the direction of motion capture shoots. As part of the Animation team, you will play a key role in ensuring the technical and artistic quality of the game. This role would also suit a Senior Animator who is looking for a new challenge in a leadership role.


  • Expert knowledge of motion capture
  • Excellent knowledge of 3D software such as Max or Maya
  • Confident animating a variety of styles
  • Expert knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Understanding of visual story telling
  • Able to plan and prioritise work. Balancing resources, skills, priorities, and timescales
  • Able to effectively communicate information and be persuasive. Whilst building long-term, trusting relationships with a wide range of people and building trust cross departments


  • Lead a team of Animators with best practice people management techniques
  • Collaborate with Head of Art, Head of Animation, Designers, Programmers and Producers to balance creative vision with production realities
  • Plan and direct motion capture shoots
  • Build strong collaboration with motion capture partners
  • Create high-quality, in-game animations to the highest standard in line with the style and demand of the project
  • Verify the quality of animation in the game, and make improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints and artistic direction
  • Be an active mentor and role model for the animation team. Work to maintain morale and create an atmosphere of creativity and enthusiasm


  • Permanent REMOTE contract options available from within the UK
  • VISA sponsorship & relocation assistance if required
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Company events
  • Pension scheme and childcare vouchers

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

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Jon Norfolk

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