Senior Animator – Derby, UK

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Job Description

Senior Animator

Bulkhead Interactive – Derby, United Kingdom

Bulkhead Interactive are searching for a Senior Animator to oversee the implementation of animations, manage & mentor the animation team and collaborate with other disciplines working on their fast-paced competitive shooter…PROMOD 

As a Senior Animator at Bulkhead, you'll be working with their team of animators to bring personality and life to the FPS world currently under construction. Prototyping & implement exciting gameplay features in collaboration with the art team to drive for high and consistent quality across the game.

The team at Bulkhead is a small, tightly-knit group of developers who strive to build impressive multiplayer games. Team members tend to be multi-disciplinary developers who push the boundaries to deliver that goal.


Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Creating exciting gameplay, movement, character & object animations for a fast-paced First Person Shooter
  • Defining and understanding the animation style of Bulkhead's game animation 
  • Managing and mentoring mid-level and junior team members, helping them achieve their best work
  • Testing and reviewing animation to achieve the highest quality
  • Working with Programmers, Artists and Designers to implement animations into the game

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • A relevant Demo Reel/Portfolio displaying animation for video games
  • 5+ years of professional development as an Animator
  • Outstanding gameplay and animation capabilities
  • Expertise with rigging, skinning and animation systems
  • Specialisation in Maya 
  • A relevant degree in Animation or equivalent professional full-cycle project experience
  • Strong communication skills 
  • A powerful work ethic with a willingness to learn and constantly improve

Bonus points if you have…

  • Unreal Engine 4 experience in a professional environment
  • Professional experience developing First Person Shooters

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?

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Email or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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