Lead Animator


  • Lead by example through setting the standard for the whole animation department in terms of quality and polish.
  • Actively support and mentor the rest of the team to reach their potential, providing constructive feedback and direction.
  • Establish effective pipelines and processes, helping the animation team to deliver work to a very high level of quality within fixed time constraints.
  • Balance technical, gameplay and artistic constraints and work collaboratively on reaching a solution between disciplines.
  • Line management duties for whole animation team.


  • Development experience on multiple shipped AAA titles.
  • Proficient in keyframe animation, creating strong and dynamic key poses.
  • Strong knowledge of motion capture and its use in conjunction with keyframe animation.
  • A technical understanding of a variety animation tools and pipelines.
  • A passion for video games and experience or desire to make a realistic, first person shooter.
  • A moderate to high understanding of technical aspects of animation such as scripting, rigging, and skinning.
  • Effective line management skills.


  • Competitive salary (based on experience).
  • Benefits package including private health insurance, group pension plan, life assurance and travel insurance.
  • 30 days paid holiday.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Fully stocked fridges and weekly lunches.
  • Gym Membership.

Please note: Applications submitted without portfolio will not be considered.

Apply for role >

Apply by emailing: [email protected]

Job details

Salary: DOE

Location: Cambridge, UK

Area: Art and Design

Contract: Full-time

Posted on: 1 Feb 2019

Closing date: 1 Jun 2019