Senior Animator - Studio Elevation (12 Month FTC - Remote within the UK)



Studio Elevation are re-establishing the boundaries of VR.

We’re looking for a talented Senior Animator to join us and to help us explore, create, and deliver world-leading innovation in software and VR hardware.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Create realistic, awe-inspiring animations that will be at the cutting-edge of the VR space. 
  • Balance, tinker and playtest your work to optimise the overall game experience.
  • Communicate across disciplines, from code and character art to animation to deliver assets that fulfil gameplay requirements.   
  • Mentor and support the junior and mid-level artists in the team, particularly focusing on enhancing their skills with Motion Builder.
  • Take responsibility in creating and overseeing in game animations.


Essential capabilities:

  • Performance and accountability – a commitment and focus to producing work of the highest standard to time and budget.
  • Communication and relationships – the ability to work collaboratively with the wider team at Elevation, develop visual ideas and give and receive feedback constructively.
  • A strong set of core skills - including a strong understanding of concepts, animation workflows and how they interact with other disciplines, optimising animation systems and structures within game engines for different platforms.
  • Demonstrable ability to process and manipulate mocap data to create believable animations along with a demonstrable versatility, showing an aptitude to tackle a wide range of subject matters from stylized to realistic.
  • To employ a clear creative process from reference, concept and development to the final style, finishes and execution.

Desired experience:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification and at least 4 years experience in real-time game development.
  • Experience working within a team.
  • An aptitude for new software, tools and technology, including a good knowledge of Motion Builder, Maya and Unreal engine.
  • An aptitude to apply yourself to new technologies. 
  • Demonstrable 3D skills showing a strong understanding of technical console limitations and capabilities, and PBR pipeline. 


Who are we?

nDreams Studio Elevation is bringing the evolution of VR development to core gamers.

We are a remote-first studio seeded by the creative talent that brought you the innovative, genre-defining, award-winning Synapse, as well as Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, Fracked and Phantom: Covert Ops.

We are looking for exceptional talent to help pave the way forward with fresh innovation for the next generation of VR hardware and software.

Why nDreams Elevation?

This is the opportunity to build upon an already proven, world-class foundation of VR expertise, to further shape and mould a new way of working, that continues to deliver and innovate for the next generation of core VR games.

We are a remote-first studio, with all the perks that come with it. Work from anywhere to help us push the boundaries of VR, with cutting-edge technology and the support of our established VR expertise from the wider nDreams group.

Rapidly growing to support a variety of genres, nDreams is one of the world’s leading developers/publishers focused on VR games, creating multiple studios dedicated to making the best games out there.


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