Lead Animator

Guildford, UK

Job Overview

Wargaming UK is seeking a Lead Animator who will be responsible for creating the wide range of animation required to realise our vision for an exciting new AAA title.

We need a seasoned  professional  to  help define the motion style  of our title as well  as developing  our  production pipelines for an incredible  range of  characters, creatures, vehicles and machines  and as such we require a  highly motivated  individual with a strong eye for detail, and a deep understanding of game development processes.

Reports To

The Lead Animator will report to the Art Manager. 

What will you do?

  • Bring life and emotion to stylized vehicles, characters and creatures

  • Develop an animation style which enhances the visual art style of our game

  • Create both gameplay and cutscene animations

  • Work with Technical Art/Animation to implement animations and animation systems

What are we looking for?

  • Excellent keyframe animation skills for characters, creatures and vehicles

  • Ownership of animation quality from source to engine

  • Experience authoring animations for gameplay systems

  • Good understanding of game animation pipelines

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts and problem solve collectively

  • Experience in defining workflows for external partners and delivering constructive feedback

 What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Experience using Unreal

  • Experience with Animation Systems (such as blueprints & state machines)

  • Proficiency with Autodesk Maya

  • A good sense of humour and a passion for animation

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!


All applicants must submit an animation showreel.

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