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Principal Animator – UK OR REMOTE – AAA Console Games

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24959 Posted: 3 months ago

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

Project: AAA Action Console Game


This successful UK independent games developer is looking for a Principal Animator to join their expanding in-house animation team working on one of their largest unannounced projects! For those hungry for career development there is great potential for progression to Lead roles on future projects!


  • Demo Reel showing experience with motion capture
  • Expertise with 3D Software such as Max or Maya
  • Confidently able to animate realistic human motion
  • Excellent knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Understanding of visual story telling
  • In-depth knowledge of the video game development process
  • Able to develop resolutions to unusually challenging problems and mentor individuals and teams to solve problems creatively


  • Create high quality, in-game animations to the highest standard in line with the games style
  • Work closely with Head of Art, Head of Animation, Designers, Programmers and Producers to develop long-term plans and goals for various tools and processes to produce the best possible animations
  • Work with multiple teams to drive the vision for these new production concepts and methods, and support the pipelines and animation workflow
  • Create specs for improvements and new features
  • Examine and provide feedback on tools and pipelines
  • Motion capture shoot planning
  • Offer support and/or mentoring for other members of the team


  • 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: Senior Animator

Tags: Senior Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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