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Principal Animator – Netherlands – Permanent – AAA Games

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23161 Posted: 2 years ago

Project:                  AAA Open World Console Games


This studio regularly sets the quality benchmark in console gaming. To maintain this standard, they are looking for a Principal Animator to join their award-winning team. Together you’ll bring their villages, cities, cultures and civilisation to life!



  • Demo Reel of your best games animations.
  • Experienced Animator at a large games studio working on AAA productions.
  • You’ve got hands-on experience working on at least one shipped game that features a big crowd element.
  • You have a strong fundamental knowledge of AI-driven NPC animation and understand what the unique requirements are.
  • You have a lot of experience with complex animation networks.
  • You have experience with outsourcing animation and know how to get good results from vendors.
  • You follow state-of-the-art developments within the game industry and you endeavour to do even better.



  • Review internally as well as externally produced content.
  • Mentor and inspire the other animators on the team.
  • Coordinate and run mo-cap sessions.
  • Write briefs for and give feedback to external vendors.
  • Propose novel approaches for improving the quality of their living world animations.
  • Push the envelope for free moving crowd animations.
  • Work closely with Design, AI, Art Direction, Anim Tech and other departments to realise the vision.



  • Relocation allowance.

• Free accommodation for the first 2 months of your employment.

• VISA application assistance.

• International and national tax assistance.

• Profit share bonuses, milestone bonuses and discretionary bonuses.

• Contributory pension scheme.

• 25-day holiday allowance, excluding public holidays.

  • Training and development opportunities.


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



Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: Lead Animator, Senior Animator

Tags: Lead Animator , Senior Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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