Lead Gameplay Animator

AAA Blockbuster Franchise - Industry Leading Benefits - Prestigious Studio

Remote within the USA
Job Type
4 days ago

Lead Gameplay Animator – 14320  

Our client is constantly seeking the best gaming talent worldwide to add to our 30-plus-year legacy of AAA game development, creating new and iconic franchises. We are currently seeking a Lead Gameplay Animator to join us and shape the future of an amazing studio culture! This full-time Lead Animator remote role comes with a salary of up to $165,000 and excellent benefits. 

The Lead Gameplay Animator is a Managerial role with plenty of hands-on contribution to gameplay. You will oversee a team of talented animators, work collaboratively with our Animation Director and other members of the animation team, all while demonstrating a thorough understanding of our animation systems and ensuring a character's suite of animations works together. 

To give you an idea of how this flexible role would look and feel, here are some of the things you could expect to do: 

  • Lead a team of highly skilled animators in the development of high-fidelity game animations and systems 
  • Deliver responsive combat and traversal animations working closely with combat designers and engineers 
  • Plan, commit to deliverables and manage the team's goals within regular milestones and deadlines 
  • Play to your team’s strengths in order to naturally guide the creation of high-quality animations 
  • Partner with Department Leads, Animators, and Designers to identify and execute the animation needs of the game 

To be considered for this role, you must have experience as a Senior, Lead, or Principal Animator working on gameplay systems for animation, having contributed to 1+ high-fidelity titles. You must also have: 

  • Proven experience as an effective leader (ideally managing 4+ animators) who can grow and develop animation talent of all skill levels 
  • Deep knowledge about gameplay systems, particularly 3rd and 1st Person experience with weapons, traversal, melee and ranged weapons, setups, and animation's role within them (from concept to rigging, to on-screen) 

You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package for your knowledge, expertise and flexibility. 

Please reach out to Dan from our friendly and welcoming team at de@skillsearch.com today to apply or register your interest in this full-time remote Lead Gameplay Animator position. 

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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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Daniel Everett

Game Art Consultant - North America

Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.

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