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Lead Animator – UK OR REMOTE – AAA Games

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24974 Posted: 6 months ago

This vacancy is offering REMOTE and UK based contracts. VISA and Relocation support is available if required.

Project: AAA Games


This successful UK independent games developer is looking for a Lead Animator to join their expanding in-house animation team working on one of their largest unannounced projects!

You’ll lead a team of animators to produce high-quality, in-game animations, plan the direction of mocap shoots and oversee the technical and artistic quality for the games animation is met.

This position would also suit a Senior Animator who is ready for that step up and take on new challenges in a leadership role.


  • Advanced knowledge of motion capture
  • In-depth knowledge of 3D software such as Max or Maya
  • Ability to easily animate realistic human motion
  • Expert knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Knowledge of visual story telling
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work. Balancing resources, skills, priorities and timescales to achieve objectives
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and be persuasive. Whilst building long-term, trusting relationships with a wide range of people and building trust within multiple teams


  • Manage a team of Animators with best practice people management techniques
  • Work closely with Head of Art, Head of Animation, Designers, Programmers and Producers to balance creative vision with production realities
  • Manage and direct motion capture shoots
  • Achieve strong collaboration with motion capture partners
  • Produce high-quality, in-game animations to the highest standard in line with the style and demand of the project
  • Confirm the quality of animation in the game, and make improvements where necessary


  • Permanent REMOTE contract options available
  • VISA & Relocation supported if required
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Company events
  • Access to their games and films library
  • 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!

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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