3D Animator

Junkfish Limited
Dundee, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

*** We are currently accepting candidates that residue in the UK only***

Junkfish are looking for an experienced 3D Animators to join our Scottish BAFTA nominated team in Dundee. You will have the opportunity to join an expanding team to work on an ambitious and highly creative new project. 

As an animator, you’ll be building technically sound rigs, skinning characters, and crafting beautiful and believable animations that are highly functional and serve the needs of the game, for both realistic and fictional beings.  

You will be working within a small and highly skilled team of artists, and as such you must be versatile and able to contribute your own ideas that promote the game’s overall creative vision, creating various assets necessary for the monthly content pushes and milestones. 

To champion ideas from concept to completion, you must be a positive team-player, and someone who can give constructive feedback as well as be open to hearing the feedback of others in return.

Most importantly, you must have a strong passion for games and a desire to develop your skills to achieve the highest quality animations in the best time-frame. 


  • Give life to the characters within the game though the rigging, skinning and animating of human and non-human models that meet the highest visual quality and gameplay standards. 

  • Drive improvements in the art and animation pipelines.

  • Collaborate with the team to create animation tasks and help steer the project.  

  • Understand, maintain, explore, and enhance the visual style of the project.

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years game development or equivalent experience, shipping at least 1 title as an 3D animator. 

  • Excellent 3D animation skills 

  • Experienced in using Maya, 3ds Max or equivalent program. 

  • Deep knowledge of the animation pipeline and processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation.

  • Workable knowledge in using Unity or equivalent game engine.  

  • Ability to create quality asset rigs, skinning and blend shapes. 

  • Ability to animate a wide range of assets, including props and characters both organic and inorganic.

  • Excellent communication skills 


  • Skills in 2D and 3D game asset creation 

  • Experience in mo-cap and lip syncing

  • Experience in FX and particle animations

  • Experience with MaxScript, or Mel

  • Excellent 2D animation skills

*Applicants must submit a portfolio for review. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to hr@teamjunkfish.com & jinshen.neo@teamjunkfish.com!

About the Company

 Junkfish is a growing independent game development studio with a passion for creating unique, innovative and high quality games. Founded in 2011 by a group of University alumni, our first game release, Monstrum, launched on Steam in January 2015, where it quickly became a favorite for many horror fans worldwide, receiving nominations for “Best Debut Game” TIGA award and "Best Game" Scottish BAFTA award. Attack of the Earthlings, Junkfish’s second title, released in February 2018 where it received glowing user reviews. Our studio focuses on developing and growing our own portfolio of unique IP. With offices in Dundee, UK and Singapore, we house a team with a diverse variety of specialisms spanning multiple genres, platforms and technologies, such as VR, AR, and PC development.