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Senior Animator – East Anglia (UK) – Permanent Contract – Console and PC Games

Location: Cambridge, East Anglia, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Frontier Developments

Project:                  Console & PC Games

Note:                      I’m afraid a VISA cannot be sponsored for this position.


My client is a UK Developer who have an impressive back catalogue of top quality video games stretching back to the 90’s! Due to their continued successes, they are expanding their animation team. Their games cover a wide range of requirements to fit different animation targets and art styles. They have a proud history of great character animation, ranging from heavily stylised to realistic behaviours, across both cinematic sequences and realtime motion.


  • A Demo Reel that demonstrates an excellent understanding of animation principals, strong character acting skills and experience animating creatures as well as bipeds
  • Experience working as a professional games animator on at least one AAA game in a Senior position
  • Professional experience using a 3d animation package (Maya, Max, Blender, XSI etc.)
  • 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 to their games.
  • A willingness to confidently give and receive feedback to develop yourself as well as your peers


  • 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.) is an advantage, 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.

Tagged as: Senior Animator

Tags: Senior Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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