Senior Animator (Hybrid)

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Posted 02 February 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Animation
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We are supporting XR Games as they look for a Senior Animator to join their team as they begin work on multiple exciting projects.

The studio are a multi award-winning game development studio that specialises in immersive VR games. Since 2020, their team has grown from 20 full-time members to almost 100 by the close of 2022, with successful previous projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever and Angry Birds Under Pressure.

Your responsibilities…

  • Production of high quality keyframe animation for video games
  • Work with the concept, design, and art team to collaboratively bring characters to life
  • Contribute to the design and execution of complex gameplay systems
  • Define how elements within projects will interact, build, transition, and function from the concept stage to final implementation
  • Implement animations into engine with full ownership of your work
  • Be heavily involved in the continued development of tools and pipeline processes, maintaining an understanding of industry best practices
  • Meet production schedules and deadlines

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • 5+ years industry experience, with one or more shipped AAA titles
  • Strong knowledge of 3DS Max, Maya, and Motionbuilder
  • Strong understanding of character animation pipelines
  • Experience with Git and other version control systems
  • Creative attitude to problem-solving
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take an initiative over your work
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Hybrid working at XR Games is standard, and XR will provide financially assistance should you need to relocate to facilitate hybrid working. The studio has a history of full-scale development from concept through to submission, working with partners such as Sony Pictures VR, Meta, and Rovio Entertainment.