Senior Animator

Guildford, UK, Permanent

Ref: ART2204001

With a passion to deliver high-end cinematic games, Supermassive Games is carving a unique and exciting path in the games industry. Want to join us on the journey?

We are seeking a Senior Animator to work on our exciting projects!

You will be responsible for a creating and editing key-frame animation and editing mocap data for in-game characters and sequences, to provide high-quality content for one of our games currently in production.

Role Responsibilities:

  • The ability to follow an artistic vision and interpret feedback and direction accurately
  • An ability to interpret storyboards and take them through to final animation
  • A solid understanding of traditional animation principles (timing, weight, etc.)
  • Experience working with and editing mocap data.
  • Ability to create and iterate key-frame animation.
  • Strong staging and block-out skills, with a good eye for character posing.
  • Collaborating with other disciplines such as environment, character, lighting and VFX artists, graphics programmers and level designers to create a AAA game experience.


Skills and Experience required:

  • At least 7 years of experience as an animator, working on at least one AAA game.
  • Creating believable key-framed performances for both humans and creatures
  • Able to clean up and enhance motion captured performances
  • Detailed knowledge of the workflows and methods involved in animating game characters, vehicles and objects.
  • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create high-quality animations.

Technical skills/knowledge

  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • Knowledge of the principles of key-frame and motion capture technology
  • Experience of character rigs and facial animation solutions

Why join us?

  • Quarterly profit-related bonus scheme
  •  25 days annual leave
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Social events - including large summer party
  • Constantly improving tools and workflow so you can focus on creativity
  • Fast decision-making allows good ideas to flourish
  • We celebrate and nurture talent
  • Our supportive, inclusive and friendly team culture is something we are proud of
  • Work-life balance is something we respect and protect
  • Ultimately, you’ll work on the cutting edge - making innovative and immersive game

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