7 Jan 2017


Deep Silver Dambuster studios – Posted by josegarciaNottingham, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios have an exciting opportunity within their highly talented and experienced Animation department for a Lead Animator

————Key Purpose————–

To ensure timely successful delivery of Animations, in accordance with the milestone schedule
Manage and Lead a team of Animators, creating a fun and vibrant working environment
Support Animation Director with overall departmental strategy
Work with other co-dependent functions to ensure smooth pipelines and processes
Monitor and maintain quality of team’s work to deliver the highest quality product
Evangelise the culture and support in Change Management initiatives

—————-Principle Accountabilities————–

Plan and prioritise workload for team, monitoring daily to ensure adherence to schedule
Raise schedule/team issues and present solutions in a timely fashion
Work closely with Animation Director and Project Management team to ensure sufficient resources and remove production blockers
Work closely with co-dependent functions to develop pipelines that will improve efficiency and quality
Manage, motivate and lead direct reports, evangelising our studio’s culture and values
Ensure new hires are allocated buddy, attend 3 & 6 month reviews for new hires
Conduct appraisals and 360 reviews in line with studio deadlines; set team objectives and KPIs
Ensure team adherence to company policies and culture
Define testing pipelines
Effective documentation
Plan regular team events to foster a good team spirit
Any other tasks that may reasonably be assigned

—————Person Specification————–

Sound grounding in the fundamentals of animation principles is essential
Proactive problem solver with a genuine passion for producing a quality product
Solutions based focus, able to draw on previous experience
Ability to influence and inspire others
Confident and strong communicator both within the team and across the studio
Positive and enthusiastic leader, with a ‘Can do’ attitude

—————Experience/Qualification requirement—————

Expertise with Autodesk Maya and Motion builder
Expertise with Unreal Engine
Experience directing actors
Experience editing Motion Capture
Good eye in facial and body photo-realistic animation
Good knowledge of character rigging and animation tools development
Good knowledge of motion capture processes and game engine animation development techniques
Previous experience of managing teams
A minimum of 5 years’ Animation experience in a next gen development environment
To apply for this position please email [email protected] including your CV, website link/portfolio and cover letter.

**Please note we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to work in the UK. Deep Silver Dambuster Studios Limited’s ability to sponsor employees under Tier 2 (General) of the Points Based System is very limited. Candidates from outside the EEA are therefore encouraged to explore immigration routes which will allow them to work in the UK without such sponsorship.

During the recruitment process all candidates are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.


Job Categories: Games. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 16 days.

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