Senior Animator - New IP

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Creative Assembly's award-winning team behind Alien:Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand-new and exciting First-Person Tactical Shooter IP.

The team are looking for an accomplished Senior Animator who demonstrates outstanding all round creativity, artistic ability and with a keen eye for quality to join our Animation Team.

They will have the ability to produce stunning work and have experience in developing animation systems for games. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed creative skills and good technical ability.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Animator to make their mark on the new, undisclosed IP from Creative Assembly’s multi-award-winning team. 

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for creating and implementing high quality animations whether key framed by hand and/or working with Mocap.

With a passion to push the standard; communication, approachability and proactivity is vital for this role, as you will be expected to engage with other disciplines to drive content and new concepts through. A thorough understanding of game pipelines and gameplay mechanics is essential in this role, as is the desire and ability to mentor and help develop junior members of the team.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Experience working on at least one shipped AAA game
  • Expert hand-key animation skills for both humans and creatures
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivity
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivated and proven ability to work well within a team with a passion for games
  • Experienced dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
  • Excellent understanding of animation pipelines from conceptual phase to deployment
  • Strong ability to communicate clear direction and feedback to help mentor and guide fellow teammates
  • An acute awareness of the latest developments within the games industry – consistently striving to push your work and others to the next level


  • Proficiency in Maya and/or Motionbuilder
  • Experience working on titles developed in UE4
  • Experience working with animation networks and behaviour trees
  • Experience with motion capture
  • Taking ownership of entire features within a game
  • Experience with character setup – rigging and skinning

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.