About FrontierFrontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England.With a growing team of over 600 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including , Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo.We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the growth of Frontier Foundry, our games label for publishing games developed by carefully selected partner studios. We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate technical animator to work within our highly talented and experienced animation team. You will be given the opportunity to develop your animation skills creating animation assets for our games with the support of your director and other industry veterans.Our catalogue of games covers a wide range of requirements to fit different animation targets and art styles. We have proud history of great animation, ranging from heavily stylised to realistic behaviours, across both cinematic sequences and realtime motion.Fantastic animation will play a huge part in our future success, with games such as Jurassic World Evolution and Elite Dangerous leading the way. Your passion for animation and problem solving will be pivotal to delivering the quality that we strive for in all our games.

Responsibilities:

  • Taking direction from the lead animator and art director to create animation that is consistent with the game’s visual design
  • Taking an animation all the way from creation to the game engine, using our in-house tools
  • Carrying out supporting animation tasks to ensure a clean representation of our team’s animations in the game engine
  • About You

  • A confident and creative approach to your animation, able to make clear and convincing choices and execute them effectively.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • An eye for animation principals and detail, helping to bring smooth, dynamic and reactive animations to our game.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • A willingness to confidently take on feedback from your peers in order to develop yourself as an animator
  • Qualification and Experience

  • Essential
  • An animation showreel that demonstrates a good understanding of animation principals such as weight and momentum.
  • Knowledge of a 3d animation package (Maya, 3ds max, Blender, XSI etc.)
  • Desirable
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Maya
  • Knowledge of game pipelines advantageous
  • What we can offer youWe offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health. We offer a competitive salary and , which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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