Lead Animator

Lead our team of animators creating exciting cinematic sequences + gameplay animations on our own IPs + exciting projects with AAA partners.
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We are searching for a Lead Animator to oversee the implementation of animations, manage the animation team and collaborate with other disciplines, working on both our own IPs and on exciting projects with AAA partners.

As a Lead Animator at Bulkhead you'll be working with our team of animators to bring personality and life to the world we're building, creating exciting cinematic sequences and gameplay animations.

The team at Bulkhead are a small, tightly knit group of developers who strive to build impressive multiplayer games. Our team members tend to be multi-disciplinary developers who push the boundaries to deliver that goal.

Required Skills
Demo Reel displaying character animations for video games

  • 5+ years of industry experience as an Animator
  • Excellent Gameplay and Cinematic Animation skills
  • Maya expertise
  • A relevant degree in Animation or equivalent professional full cycle project experience
  • Strong communication skills and ability to lead a team
  • A strong work ethic with a willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Excellent understanding of the character pipeline from modelling, rigging and skinning

Preferred Skills

  • Unreal Engine 4 experience in a professional environment
  • Experience playing multiplayer shooters
  • Motion capture and Facial animation experience

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Perks & Benefits

Our teams of awesome people are what makes us, so have some treats on us!

  • Private Medical Insurance 💊

    All employees and their families qualify for a great private medical package.

  • Private Dental Insurance 🦷

    All employees receive dental cover as part of their medical insurance.

  • Flexible Working Hours ⌚

    We offer you freedom to allow work to fit in with your schedule and preferences.

  • Profit Share Scheme 💰

    You make the games so we share the profits! 10% of the project's profits are shared with those who are part of it!

  • Annual Holiday Increase 😎

    For every year you work with us, you gain an extra day of holiday! In addition to all public holidays, we even close for St George's day allowing you to enjoy England in the Spring.

  • Free drinks 🥤

    The fridges are constantly stocked high with refreshing drinks and we provide unlimited tea and coffee - help yourself!

  • High End Hardware and Three Monitors 🖥️

    We want our team to be comfortable at work. Every developer has three monitors and a high end PC.

  • Games and Pizza Nights 🍕

    Whether board games or video games, join us for free pizza, drinks and fun!

  • Discounted Gym Membership 🏋️‍♂️

    As part of your medical insurance, you receive a 20% discount at Nuffield Health gyms. Luckily there is one next to the office! New year, new you!

Workplace & Culture


Bulkhead Interactive is an innovative, supportive and rewarding place to call pastures new. A place in which collaboration, inclusion and a genuine casual atmosphere make for the fundamentals in which we pride ourselves. With a range of experience within our teams, from veterans to industry newcomers alike, Bulkhead Interactive looks to pave the way as we build on a fast paced, engaging environment. A multitude of social events with food and drink provided by us, out of hours meetups, a top of the range open plan office with brilliant amenities and health plan are amongst a list of growing benefits to help us embolden our in house culture as we, Bulkhead Interactive look forward into 2020 and beyond.


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