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 Senior Animator.

If you have a passion for character animation and cinematics and have 4+ experience in the game or film industry using Maya then please get in touch!


Create exceptional handcrafted animations using Autodesk Maya
Create photo-realistic animations of the highest quality utilizing motion capture technology
Create facial animation using proprietary tools or Faceware
Ensure animation content created is consistent with the style set out for the characters, story and overall game vision
Work productively with other teams/specialities, particularly programmers and designers, effectively communicating ideas, and problem solving
Import and test animations in Unreal 4 is required, as well as having a strong technical understanding of game animation systems and character rigging
Offer solutions to maximise the efficiency, contribute to the overall development of the project and raise any other issues that may need to be addressed
Be confident to own a section of animation development, break it down in motions and set goals and expectations.
Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard.
Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally

—————–All Animators must demonstrate in their portfolio—————

Keen eye on character dynamics and acting
Experience creating handcrafted character animation
Experience editing motion captured animations
Experience creating handcrafted or captured facial animations
Experience working for more than four years in the game or film industry

—————–Knowledge and skills—————-

Sound grounding in the fundamentals of animation principles is essential
Expertise with Autodesk Maya
Experience capturing or editing Motion Capture
Basic knowledge of technical animation
Good eye in photo-realistic animation
Good communication skills and a great team-player attitude
Passion for games and animation films


Working knowledge of Unreal engine 4 and the according toolset
Directing motion capture
Cleaning and solving motion capture
Motion Builder and Faceware experience
Filming or acting experience
Rigging or programming tools
Production experience developing a first person shooter game or open world game

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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