At Electric Square, we understand that the worlds we build are pivotal to the success of our games and the enjoyment of our players. With our diverse portfolio, which includes acclaimed titles like 'Diablo 4', 'Need for Speed: Unbound', 'Battlefield 2042', 'Lords of the Fallen' and several other exciting AAA console games currently in progress (and even more surprises on the horizon!), we strive to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences.
Working in collaboration with four innovative studios, our team of 250+ talented individuals, accompanied by our beloved studio dogs, are dedicated to creating world-class projects. We foster a unique studio culture that empowers and inspires our teams, ensuring that everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas to life.
We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We are now looking for an awesome Senior Animator to join our team currently working on an exciting AAA console product based on a globally-recognised IP for a major publisher.
A Senior Animator at Electric Square...
Responsible for the creation and integration of world-class character animations in the game engine
Applies animation principles to create high-quality animations while optimising them to meet technical constraints and making any changes that are requested based on artistic direction.
Works in close collaboration with the Art Director, Game Designers and Programmers to understand quality objectives, gameplay intentions and engine capabilities to deliver AAA quality for work objectives.
Communicates and works closely with Game Designers and Programmers to find effective solutions or fix issues and achieve goals on time.
Quickly prototypes and previsualises animation systems and ideas that will serve as a basis for animation and gameplay-related discussions.
Supports the requirements for in-game cut-scenes and performance animation as required.
Mentors and train animation team members.
Things we'd love to see from you:
Animation production experience on at least one shipped AAA character action game
Advanced skills in games development software such as Maya & games engines (Unity/UE4)
MotionBuilder experience essential
Exceptional key frame animation skills and a reel that showcases world leading animation quality in character and other related gameplay animation systems
Expert level of understanding of the principals of animation
Strong understanding of animation and how it applies to gameplay
A passion for character animation, playing games and film.
Character rigging and/or modelling skills is advantageous.
Traditional art skills a distinct advantage. Life drawing ability, deep understanding of human anatomy
Prior experience of motion capture pipelines and data management is advantageous.
A passionate and self-motivated individual, willingness to work in a team and communicate effectively
Ability to prioritise one's own tasks and be responsive to deadlines.
Exceptional problem-solving skills. Must be able to quickly identify issues and proactively resolve them.
When you join Electric Square, you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. Whether its participating and relaxing with one of our wellness benefits or discussing the latest games over lunch cooked one of Brighton's incredible pop-up diners. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member.
Holidays - 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, including studio closure over the Christmas period plus all UK bank holidays
Bonus Anniversary Holidays - An additional day of annual leave for each year’s anniversary working at Electric Square, up to a maximum of 30 days of annual leave entitlement.
Generous Team Project Bonuses (usually paid when product ships/launches)
Company Pension Scheme – Employer contribution matching award winning pension scheme provided by NEST under the UK governments automatic enrolment scheme.
Private Medical Insurance Scheme – Full private medical cover provided by BUPA Healthcare.
Group Income Protection
Health and Well-being Allowance – £50 per month to spend on your choice of a range of healthy activities, ranging from going to the gym, rock climbing, yoga and a lovely massage. It's on us!
Group Life Insurance
Private Dental Insurance Scheme – Full private dental cover provided by Bupa.
Volunteer Time Off ‘Electric Square in the Community’ – Spend one day per year on full-pay volunteering for the non-profit organisation of your choice.
Tech Scheme - Over 5,000 products available from to buy over 12 or 24-month payment terms, saving up to 12% on National Insurance.
Cycle to Work Scheme – Salary sacrifice cycle purchase scheme with tax savings through Cycle Scheme.
Free Fresh Home Cooked Electric Square Monthly Friday Lunch – Monthly Friday lunches bought to us by one of many amazing local pop-up diners – all local and organic meat and vegan recipes. A wonderful way to catch up with everyone on a Friday over a beer or a bottle of Kombucha!
Eye-care Vouchers – Free eye tests.
Train Travel Season Ticket Loan – Interest-free company loan to spread the cost of an annual season ticket.
Free Awesome Swag – Sleek Electric Square T-shirts and merch, with the iconic Electra symbol emblazoned on the front. New ranges are out every season.
Extensive Video Game & Book Library – Borrow a game, a book or even a whole console.
Free locally roasted Coffee & Speciality Teas
Free Cereal Bar – Extensive granola, muesli and breakfast cereal selections.
Exclusive anniversary presents – After your first and third year as an Electron.
Fresh Fruit & Healthy Snacks – Provided every day, with a suggestion board for new treats.
Pastries, Cakes & Doughnuts – For the odd naughty pleasure.
Soft Drinks Fridge – A large range of free chilled soft drinks.
Electra's Beer & Wine Fridge – Free beers, ales and wine and even the odd gin and tonic. Grab a beer at our end of week Show and Tell sessions and see what everybody else in the company has been up to.
In-house Social Clubs – There are lots of ways to socialise with your colleagues here! From day one, you’re invited to join in clubs for D&D fans, board games, bouldering, drawing nights, yoga, cooking club – the list goes on, and there is always space open for new members!
Dogs with Jobs - Electric Square is a dog-friendly employer. Bring doggo into the studio to meet and hang out with the rest of the team any time!
Personal Trainer Sessions – Free gym sessions with our own Electric Square personal trainer.
Project Wrap Parties, Cinema Nights & Team Nights Out – We work hard together so it’s good to let off steam and spend some time together seeing what the wonderful city of Brighton & Hove has to offer.
Summer Festival – Every year on a hot summer’s afternoon, we all leave work early to enjoy the sun with company-organised pop-up diner, cocktail shack, bouncy castle, face painting and other fun amenities. The whole family is invited to spend the day coming to socialise with us, on us :)
Exhibitions & Days Out – If there is an event happening of interest to us, we’ll happily spread the word, pick up the bill and see if any Electrons are up for going – we’re keen to get everyone out seeing what’s going on.