Lead Animator

Highly Successful Studio - Brand New IP - Experienced in Maya

Job Type
Salary on application
20 days ago

A highly successful game studio is looking for a Lead Animator who is experienced in Maya to join their talented and inclusive team in Oslo, Norway. This full-time Animator role will help guide the studio's team of animators globally, earning an excellent salary and benefits for your expertise. 

As a Lead Animator, you will be working closely with the Animation Director to define the animated look and feel of a brand-new IP. You will use your experience creating in-game animation systems and AAA animations to create an amazing 3rd person survival experience. The Lead Animator will manage a team of animators across multiple of their client studios and will wear many hats on an agile team. 

During your first few weeks in this Lead Animator role, you can expect to take on some of the following: 

  • Work closely with the project Animation Director to develop new animation systems and provide consistent quality while taking the systems across the finish line 
  • Be responsible for guiding, mentoring, and developing the animation team to create high-quality, optimized visuals and deliver a successful project on time 
  • Guide, mentor, and motivate Technical Animators as they develop and polish their work throughout the animation pipeline 
  • Carry out key department responsibilities that include hiring, training, appraising performance, and resolving issues 

The ideal candidate for this Lead Animator position will be interested in playing games and game development beyond animation and a minimum of 7 years of AAA animation experience on multiple shipped titles. Prior leadership experience is preferred. You will also need: 

  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and production management tools 
  • Proficiency with MotionBuilder, Maya, or other 3D software packages 
  • Excellent communication, organisation, mentorship, time management and interpersonal skills 
  • Bachelor/Undergraduate degree or equivalent 

As a vital member of the team, and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach, and commitment, we will provide a favourable salary and the chance to join a passionate and welcoming team. You will have access to challenging and exciting work, flexible schedules, relocation assistance, health insurance, meal allowance, gym discounts, social events, and a long list of other benefits. 

If this full-time Lead Animator job in Oslo sounds like a great fit for your skills and experience, please apply with Jake from Skillsearch at jc@skillsearch.com today. We'd love to help you get your next role. 

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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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Jake Catterall

Game Animation & Marketing Consultant

Jake is a key part of our ever growing game animation & marketing recruitment team, and we know he’ll nurture you in your job search just as he’s used to nurturing his many plants! Despite his deep seated fear of jellyfish, you can find Jake swimming in the Brighton sea in his spare time, in an effort to conquer his phobia... Looking for a new role in animation/marketing or a new swimming partner?! Get in touch with Jake today!

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