Lead Animator

We are looking for a Lead Animator to work as part of our development team making AAA games in Unreal Engine by developing, managing and maintaining class-leading character pipelines and toolsets.

You will also supervise animation production and make certain that it is consistent with the game vision.

 

You must be able to work closely with individuals in the other development disciplines to create, influence, define and manage the character pipeline for rewarding player experiences.  

You must be able to lead individuals in the animation development to supervise the quality of the content and its integration as a gameplay element.

You must be able to work closely with leads and directors in the other development disciplines to achieve the highest possible quality product.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and maintain a class-leading character pipeline and toolset.

  • Work closely with code, design, character art and animation to help deliver both, engaging gameplay and cinematic performances.

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of animation fundamentals, human anatomy and kinesiology.

  • Lead responsibilities such as mentoring, scheduling and R&D into new approaches.

  • Provide detailed input during the character creation process, from initial concept to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pipelines and procedures within the studio as a whole.

Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of Maya. 3DMax is also a plus.

  • Scripting, tools and pipeline development using Python, Pymel, Pyside and Maya API. Shotgun API experience is a big plus.

  • Understanding of character creation process from initial concept to in-engine implementation.

  • Experience with scanning and motion capture pipelines is highly desirable.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Maintain a keen interest in industry-wide developments and advancement in technology to ensure project pipelines stay up to date.

If you feel like we offer each other what we need, and you are excited to join us on our brand new ventures, be sure to send us your portfolio and reach out!

info@lfgstudiored.com

We look forward to working with you.

- The LFG team.