Senior Animator

Guildford, UK

Job overview

Based in Guildford, Wargaming UK is looking for an exceptionally skilled Senior Animator to assist in the creation of the next big free-to-play title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world.  

The candidate will have to be a hardworking self-motivated team player who is able to work closely with the Lead Animator, Art Director and Art Manager to create and be responsible for large sections of the game.

They will need to possess excellent verbal and written skills and be able to both take critique and give feedback to external partners as well as fully participating in group discussions.

In this position you will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and will have the ability to both share your hard-earned knowledge and continue to develop your skill set by learning from your teammates.

We are looking for someone with a good sense of humour who can integrate themselves seamlessly into our team and studio culture

Applications without animation showreel will not be considered.

Reports To

The Senior Environment Artist will report to the Lead Animator/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

  • Help design, construct, document and implement pipeline procedures

  • Create both gameplay and cutscene animations

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

  • Help support off-site development partners

  • Collaborate with the Art Director to deliver innovation and drive quality

  • Assist the Art Manager in planning within this discipline

 What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years production art experience in the gaming industry

  • At least 3+ published games

  • Proven ability to create exceptional stylised and realistic animation

  • 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

  • Significant Unreal 4 development experience with at least one released title

  • Proficiency with Autodesk Maya

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

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, and be able to both take critique and give feedback internally and externally in a professional manner

  • Diligent self-management around both individual and team tasks, schedule and budgets

  • Strong organizational skills with adherence to optimization and asset management

 What additional skills will help you out?  

  • Understanding of expressive story telling

  • BA in art or related field or equivalent experience. 

  • Samples of your work displaying a range of expressive motion in a variety of character types

  • Passion for making and playing great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends.

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!


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