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Lead Animator (Open to Remote Applications)

Super Spline Studios Ltd Full-Time  United Kingdom 19 Oct 2021

Job Description

Senior / Lead 3D Games Animator – Full Time UK Staff Position

In House: Leamington Spa, Remote Optional


We are looking for a Lead Animator with in-depth and practical knowledge of game development.

You will be leading projects and working alongside the animation team to create believable high-quality character animations. A strong understanding of the principals is essential with a keen eye for adding character and personality to your work. You will be able to project manage, liaise with clients and manage multiple animators and their workload.


  • Have a minimum 7 years industry experience in video games, freelance experience a bonus
  • Create high quality, hand keyed character, creature and environmental animations.
  • Lead and collaborate with other disciplines to ensure the animations works as intended in the game.
  • Exceptional self management skills.
  • Manage / mentor internal and external animators.
  • Be pleasant to work with, communicate well, understand briefs, meet deadlines.
  • Be accountable & responsible, a clear communicator and problem solver
  • Ability to adapt and work with new technologies and workflows.
  • Ability to switch up styles from cartoony to realistic
  • Experience working with motion capture data and leading shoots
  • Capable of creating schedules and committing to delivery dates.
  • In depth knowledge of Maya and have an understanding and experience with rigging and skinning
  • Ability to implement your work in engine, working with state machines and other related concepts.
  • Experience with multiple game engines and multiple shipped titles. Experience in Unity and UE4 advantageous.
  • Be a team player, open to take and offer feedback.
  • Constantly strive to learn new / improved tools, techniques and processes all while honing your core craft.
  • In a post-covid world, possibly attend events such as industry (such as Develop) and educational outreach (such as Animex)
  • Have the desire to help make awesome games

Applicants that wish to apply remotely must be in UK/EU timezones for ease of communication.

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