Senior Animator – East Anglia (UK) – Permanent – AAA Video Games

Location: Cambridge, East Anglia, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #34117 Posted: 3 weeks ago

Frontier Developments

Project:                  AAA Console & PC Games


My client is a UK Developer who have an impressive back catalogue of top quality video games stretching back to the 90’s! They’ve moved into a new 3 storey purpose-built studio to house over 400 developers. Working on more than 4+ ambitious character/creature centric projects they are once more expanding their animation team.


  • A Demo Reel that demonstrate excellent animation principals in both bipeds, creatures and character acting.
  • Experience working as a games animator on at least one game in a Senior position or looking for a step up.
  • A confident and creative approach to your animation, able to make interesting acting choices and execute them effectively.
  • An eye for animation principals and detail, helping to bring smooth, dynamic and reactive animations.
  • Professional experience using a 3d animation package (Maya preferred, 3ds max, Blender, XSI etc.)


  • Bring characters to life in a way that charms and excites the player.
  • Create compelling and versatile animations that look great.
  • Taking direction from the lead animator and art director to create animation that is consistent with the game’s visual design.
  • Taking ownership over the animation demands of an entire game feature, from design to implementation.
  • Taking an animation all the way from creation to the game engine, using their in-house tools.
  • Carrying out supporting animation tasks to ensure a clean representation of their team’s animations in the game engine.
  • Able to mentor and help develop junior members of the team.


  • Experience working with an animation behaviour tree software (Havoc Behaviour, Unity Mechanim, Unreal State Machines etc.).
  • Experience creating human animation from a first-person perspective.
  • Experience managing small teams of Animators.
  • Taking ownership of entire features within a game.
  • Motion capture experience useful but not essential.

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.

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