Job description

Lead Animator - Maya / Motionbuiler / UE4 - AAA title - Remote (UK only)

  1. Permanent
  2. £50 - 60,000
  3. UK
  4. Lead Animator
Dependent on experience
Posting date: 16/04/2021
8151
  1. Permanent
  2. £50 - 60,000
  3. UK
  4. Lead Animator

Fantastic opportunity to join a AAA studio, approx 180 heads, who are looking for a Lead Animator to work on a dark, story-driven next generation ‘Narrative Adventure’ with genre defining goals.   

This huge, highly ambitious partnership project takes atmosphere, storytelling, player agency and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory on next-generation hardware technologies.

This project has AAA ambitions with a heavy focus on art, animation and delivering unique character performances to heighten player presence and immersion to new levels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work closely with the Art Director and Technical Animation Lead to develop and refine animation workflows and pipelines

Liaise with the Technical Animation Lead to drive the rig and iteration of character rigs

Ensure that the work of the team follows the quality standards, artistic direction and set deadlines

Develop a positive and energetic team culture

Bring your own experience of best working practices to the team

Build and lead a team of Animators

Work with Dev Managers to ensure a realistic time estimates are given

Identify shortfalls in skills and support ongoing recruitment efforts to grow the Animation team

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

Proven experience as a Lead Animator on at least one shipped PC or console title

Experience working on a AAA title

A good level of technical expertise

Excellent knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder

Experience working with motion capture data and pipelines

A deep understanding of body movement, spatial awareness and ability to adapt to different animation styles

Previous experience with Unreal Engine or a proprietary engine

Have an understanding of mo-cap rigs at a high level

Experience with people management, skills development and mentoring

ADDITIONAL OR DESIRED SKILLS:

Any experience with UE4 Maya Animation Rigging Toolset (ART)

 

This roles is permanent and can be worked remotely from your UK base. 

CVs to simon.pittam@amiqus.com
Simon Pittam our consultant managing the role
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