Lead Animator

Posted: over 1 year
Art and Animation
Lead / Principal
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 Lead 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 and third 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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About Disruptive Games

We are Disruptive Games, an independent game development studio founded by industry veterans who have worked on some of the most recognizable and renowned games in the world.

We’re on a mission to redefine the state of play in the world of connected games. Our prime directive is to create a more meaningful, positive, and authentic experience, which is woven into the very fabric of our gameplay — creating more human experiences for both cooperative and competitive play.

Let's play together.

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