Lead Animator

Small Team With Creative Ownership – AAA Shooter Project – Great Perks & Benefits

Job Type
10 days ago

Remote Lead Animator 

Are you an Animator with experience working on shipped titles and leading an animation team? If this sounds like you, you could be the perfect candidate for this role! Keep reading to find out more... 

As a Lead Animator at this studio, you will have the chance to work fully remotely in your efforts to lead the animation team on two projects, striving to improve animation processes and generally making all animation the best standard it can possibly be. 

This studio put their team at the heart of everything they do as they focus on making unique world-class AAA games. As a part of the team, you will get to enjoy flexible hours, 24/7 employee assistance, health insurance, remote working options, a dog friendly office, and a load of perks. 

Lead Animator responsibilities: 

  • Be an advocate for animation in the studio 
  • Manage and mentor the animation team 
  • Work on internal dialogues in terms of animation issues 
  • Give feedback and suggestions to animators on their work 
  • Be the key driver and agent of change to improve processes and tools 
  • Identify and manage risks for animation 
  • Gather and implement animation feedback from playtesting 
  • Write documentation for animator training 

Key requirements for this remote role: 

  • Experience leading and supporting animators in a senior or lead role 
  • Keyframe and Motion capture skills 
  • Understanding of motion-capture animation 
  • Skilled in Maya and Motion Builder 
  • Understanding of and able to implement gameplay animations 
  • Understanding of the animation pipeline 
  • Able to use feedback to iterate on your work 
  • Extensive experience in game animation 
  • Have worked on one or more shipped title 
  • Experience using UE4 
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and the visual arts 

Do you like the sound of this role and would like to have your application considered? If so, get in touch with Joe on jm@skillsearch.com or apply through the form below now. 

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Tags: Lead Animator, Senior Animator, Animator, Game Animator, Game Animation, Animation, Animation Jobs, Games Jobs, Remote Jobs

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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Joe McKernan

Associate Director of Games and Interactive

Our Associate Director, Joe, joins Giles in heading up our Games and Interactive division, his passion 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.

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

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