Lead Animator

Disruptive Games

Anywhere Remote only

Full time


Sep 14

Disruptive Games is a veteran development studio specializing in multiplayer and online experiences. We are an independently owned studio working on a AAA, fully-funded title with original IP!

We’re expanding our fully-remote team with people who share our passion for collaborative, multiplayer gameplay.

We're looking for a Principal Animator to support our team in animating an incredible game.

What You'll Do

  • Mentor a small team of animators, setting animation standards and receiving/providing feedback to ensure the highest quality work
  • Create prototyping animations and other benchmarking assets
  • Produce high quality keyframe animations with a focus on style
  • Collaborate with design to define things like expression, timing, and animation styles for core systems from the ground up, iterating on animations from initial blocking to shippable quality
  • Collaborate effectively with other art functions, production, design, and engineering teams
  • Advocate for and drive improvements to our animation pipeline, helping our team to push the style of our animations forward
  • Implement and maintain animations in Unreal Engine
  • Identify and advocate for solutions to potential areas of risk
  • Support the Art Team in interviewing, hiring, and training new team members
  • Partner closely with Principal Technical Animator on workflow pipelines and asset creation

What You'll Bring

  • 5+ years of game industry animation experience, with 2+ years at the senior level
  • Animation portfolio demonstrating process and quality
  • Expert in first person animation, implementation, and debugging
  • Solid stylistic eye for body mechanics and timing of gameplay moments
  • Comfortable with industry standard software and engines (Maya and Unreal Engine strongly preferred)
  • Excellent ability to give and receive feedback, with a specific emphasis on mentoring more junior animators
  • Experience in partnering with outsourcing teams
  • A passion for games!

Bonus Points

  • Experience in the implementation of animation blueprints in Unreal Engine
  • Experience in first-person and third-person character animation

Disruptive Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, interview, and hire people of all backgrounds, orientations, identities, and expressions.

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Disruptive Games

Disruptive Games is an independent game development studio founded by industry veterans who have worked on some of the most recognizable and renowned ...