Lead Animator

Indie Team – 2 AAA Projects – Well-Known IP

Location
El Segundo
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
£100,000+
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Lead Animator in El Segundo

If you’re a game Animator with leadership experience and a passion for creating high-level projects, this is the perfect role for you! Read on for details of this exciting opportunity... 

As the Lead Animator at this studio in El Segundo, you will be working with a veteran team, taking responsibility for character animations within the project, including planning and assigning tasks throughout the team, solving issues as they arise, refining the pipeline, mentoring your team, and much more. 

This studio has an impressive track record of creating best-in-class games for some huge publishers around the world. If you’re passionate about game development and building community, this is the perfect studio for you. As a part of the team here, you will get to enjoy relocation support, medical care, training and development, local discounts, company events, and loads more! 

Lead Animator responsibilities: 

  • Plan, assign, and follow up on tasks and deliverables 
  • Create character animations through key-frame animation and motion capture 
  • Anticipate production issues and provide solutions 
  • Implement animations into state machine 
  • Facilitate tool development 
  • Establish and refine the animation pipeline 
  • Develop team members and mentor them to improve 

Essential requirements for this role in El Segundo: 

  • Extensive professional gameplay animation experience 
  • Have worked on one or more shipped game in a Lead Animator role 
  • Impressive demo reel demonstrating knowledge of animation principles 
  • Excellent command of weight, timing, and posing through motion capture data and key-framing 
  • Proficient in Maya 
  • Experience in a management role 

Are you up for the challenge of this role? If so, get in touch today! Contact Joe on jm@skillsearch.com or apply online below now! 

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Company Benefits

aA Relocation support/sponsorship
bB Training provided
fF Private medical/dental care
hH Cycle to work scheme
kK Team & company entertainment

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Senior VFX and Animation Consultant Joe McKernan

Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.

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