Senior Animator – Nottingham, UK

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Job Description

Senior Animator

Deep Silver Dambusters – Nottingham, UK

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios have an exciting opportunity within their highly talented and experienced Animation department for an Senior Animator. If you have a passion for character animation and cinematics and have at least 4 years of experience in the game or film industry using Maya then please get in touch!

Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Creating first-person, handcrafted animations using Autodesk Maya
  • Crafting cinematics and gameplay animations of photo-realistic quality utilising motion capture technology
  • Ensuring animation content is consistent with the style set out for the characters, story and overall game vision
  • Working productively with other teams/specialities, particularly programmers and designers, effectively communicating ideas, and problem solving
  • Importing and testing animations as required, as well as having a strong technical understanding of game animation systems and character rigging
  • Following and maintaining the animation pipeline technical requirements and system structure
  • Offering solutions to maximise the efficiency, contributing to the overall development of the project and raising any other issues that may need to be addressed
  • Completing all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard
  • Demonstrating a desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Collaborating with the leads to plan and manage your workload to meet internal milestones
  • Working autonomously and taking ownership of features from early concept, through to final polish
  • Supporting and mentoring junior members of the team
  • Excellent communication and written skillset


The skills and experience you'll need…

  • A keen eye on character dynamics and acting.
  • A history of creating handcrafted character animation.
  • Expertise in editing Motion Captured animations.
  • Two or more years of professional development within the game or film industry
  • Comprehensive understanding of animation principle
  • Sound grounding in the fundamentals of animation principles is essential
  • A specialisation in Autodesk Maya
  • Comprehensive understanding of Motion Capture technology
  • Well-versed in animation and its technical constraints
  • Great communication skills and a great team-player attitude
  • Passion for games and animation films

Interested in this role? Want to know more?

Get in touch with Simon Hope on 01709 834777 or

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