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Lead Animator – UK Remote, Liverpool, UK – Permanent – AAA Game

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24797 Posted: 5 months ago

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

Job Location: UK Remote, Liverpool, UK

Project: AAA Games


This UK developer is rapidly growing with many high-end games in development across multiple genres including Narrative Adventure and Action Shooter titles. They are a team of professional, friendly developers who form a world class studio staffed with excited, passionate creators who love to collaborate across varied, inspiring, and challenging games.

As a Lead Animator you will join production on a AAA quality, original IP at the earliest stages of development and be responsible for helping to shape an incredible gaming experience.


  • Experience as a Lead Animator on a minimum of one shipped PC or console title
  • Strong technical expertise is desired
  • Expert keyframe animation skills
  • Excellent with Maya and Motion Builder
  • An in-depth understanding of body movement, spatial awareness, and ability to adapt to different animation styles
  • Experience with Unreal Engine or a proprietary engine is desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of mocap rigs
  • Experience with people management, skills development, and mentoring


  • Collaborate with the Art Director and Technical Animation Lead to develop and refine animation workflows and pipelines
  • Coordinate with the Technical Animation Lead to drive the rig and iteration of character rigs
  • Make sure that the work of the team follows the quality standards, artistic direction and set deadlines
  • Bring your experience of best working practices to the team
  • Develop and lead a team of Animators
  • Collaborate with Dev Managers to ensure realistic time estimates are given
  • Recognise shortfalls in skills and support ongoing recruitment efforts to grow the Animation team


  • Relocation Assistance if required
  • Full Time remote contract if in the UK already
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Performance related Bonus
  • Private healthcare plan


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


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