Animation Director (Hybrid)

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Posted 13 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationOxford
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAnimation
Reference18539
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Rebellion are on the lookout for Animation Director to join their growing development team and make a key impact on exciting and new projects, at a company with a rich history of making exciting third person shooters!

This role would be ideal for a Lead Animator who is looking for the next step in their career, or an established Animation Director looking for a change of direction, as you'll work on creating innovative movements and behaviours on new and unannounced titles.

Rebellion's dynamic and growing art team is looking for a highly motivated individual to help nurture the team growth and have maximum impact on projects. They are looking for bold, ambitious, and talented people who want to work on genre-defining AAA IPs. 

Your responsibilities...
  • Proactively manage the departments performance and professional development through performance review cycles giving constructive, actionable, relevant feedback
  • Lead the animation department with best practice people management techniques
  • Collaborate with Head of Art, Designers, Programmers and Producers to balance creative vision with production realities
  • Create high quality, in game animations to the highest standard in line with the style and demanded by the project
  • Verify the quality of animation in the game and make improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints and artistic direction
  • Be an active mentor and role model for the animation team. Work to maintain morale and create an atmosphere of creativity and enthusiasm
The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • Expert knowledge of Motion Capture, Motion builder, Maya, 3DS Max and Character Studio
  • Easily able to animate realistic human motion
  • Expert knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Able to produce high quality animation in different game engines including Unreal
  • Expert knowledge of the video game development process and production pipelines
  • Extensive knowledge of best practice people management
  • Able to focus on own professional development and able to mentor individuals to develop skills and knowledge
Perks and benefits include...
  • 26 days holiday plus public holidays (increasing with service)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Healthcare cash plan, including dental and vision
  • Life Assurance, Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health and wellbeing support
  • Plus loads more… including a wide range of discounts, freebies, and social events
Rebellion are proud of their open, friendly, and creative atmosphere. They love what they do, and they have fun doing it! Rebellion have complete creative freedom over their titles which allows them to work on a massive variety of projects across all the major platforms.

Rebellion operate across multiple UK locations, with studios based in Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, and Wakefield. If you are based in the UK, they are always open to discussing how they can support remote or hybrid working options.