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We are BossAlien, part of the NaturalMotion family. Our mission is to bring AAA console visuals and deep compelling gameplay to mobile platforms. For the past four years NaturalMotion Studios have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.

HIRING UPDATE: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

JOB PURPOSE

You will be working as part of a dedicated in-house team responsible for building amazing animations that wow our players and partners. Working in a highly motivated team you will have an opportunity to develop and share your skills, learn from experienced peers and collaborate with modellers and concept artists to craft amazing characters.

REQUIREMENTS

As an Animator you will be working closely with the rest of the team to create high-quality character animations. You will be responsible for creating consistent levels of work and ensuring that each animation has the right energy and personality, as intended by the project vision.

  • Good knowledge in hand keyed and motion captured animation.

  • Knowledge in game engine implementation.

  • Understand core principles of animation such as ‘timing’ and ‘weight’.

  • Good understanding of human and animal body mechanics and anatomy.

  • Passionate about – and have good knowledge of animation, art and culture.

  • An excellent portfolio which demonstrates your ability to create excellent game animations and validates that you have a good knowledge of animation creation in different styles.

  • Genuine passion for games and animation as well as strong self-management skills.

  • Collaborate with engineers, designers and producers to ensure consistent product vision.

  • Identify production and pipeline issues and communicate them appropriately.

  • Participate in reviews; respond to critical feedback in a professional manner and contribute feedback to your peers.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working as a 3D animator in games.

  • Strong proficiency with Maya.

  • Experience in cleaning up motion capture data.

  • Self-Organised and willing to participate in team meetings.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of Unreal Blueprint system.

  • Working with external teams.

  • A Passion for Games.

  • A liking for the Star Wars brand.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus scheme

  • Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players

  • around the world

  • Work in a family-oriented, collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job

  • A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers

  • Flexible working hours & crunch-free working culture

  • Communal music and laid-back atmosphere

  • Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in the studio each Friday

  • 25 days holiday, plus Christmas shutdown

  • Private medical care and healthcare cash plan

  • Life insurance and critical illness insurance

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave

  • Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme

WHAT WE OFFER YOU:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus scheme

  • Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players

  • around the world

  • Work in a family-oriented, collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job

  • A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers

  • Flexible working hours & crunch-free working culture

  • Communal music and laid-back atmosphere

  • Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in the studio each Friday

  • 25 days holiday, plus Christmas shutdown

  • Private medical care and healthcare cash plan

  • Life insurance and critical illness insurance

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave

  • Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses.