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Principal Animator – UK Remote, North West UK – Permanent – AAA Games

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Job Location: Remote, North West UK

Project: AAA Games


This UK developer is rapidly growing with many high-end games in development across multiple genres including Narrative Adventure and Action Shooter titles. They are a team of professional, friendly developers who form a world class studio staffed with excited, passionate creators who love to collaborate across varied, inspiring, and challenging games.

As a Principal Animator you will work closely with other animators and tech animators to iterate, evolve and polish animations to the highest quality possible, on a dark, story-driven next generation ‘Narrative Adventure’ with genre defining goals.


  • A minimum of one shipped AAA game
  • Strong level of technical expertise and ability to problem solve
  • Excellent with Maya
  • In-depth knowledge of typical rig setups
  • Great keyframe Animation skills that demonstrate excellent body mechanics, weight, and timing
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of human and animal movement, spatial awareness, and ability to adapt to different animation styles
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Passion and understanding of what makes AAA games animation great


  • Set standards for the animation team to deliver world class animation on world class franchises
  • Collaborate with key project stakeholders such as the Game Director and Animation Lead to ensure game vision is maintained
  • Collaborate with the Game Director to deliver their vision to the animation team clearly
  • Feedback on work from the animation team
  • Mentoring and training of members of the animation team
  • Work closely with Technical Animators to develop and improve workflows
  • Work closely with character team to ensure their models are ready for rigging


  • Unreal Engine or a proprietary engine experience
  • Understanding of Motion Builder
  • Familiarity working with motion capture data and pipelines


  • Relocation Assistance if required
  • Full Time remote contract if in the UK already
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Performance related Bonus
  • Private healthcare plan


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

Principal Animator – UK Remote, North West UK – Permanent – AAA Games

Liverpool, UK
Full time

Published on 07/28/2021

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