At Lockwood, our vision is to bring people together through Avakin Life so they can play, share and socialise! Listed as one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies by the FT for 2020 as well as winning numerous TIGA and other awards several years in a row, our journey’s only just begun. With great benefits including an employee share scheme and profit related quarterly bonus, we’re a great destination for those who want to work on cutting edge social experiences in an environment that fosters communication and creativity. We’re always looking for good people – so if you’re a great person and an amazing developer we’d love to hear from you.

We're looking for an awesome character animator to join our 75-strong team. You will be responsible for a creating key-frame animation as well as the occasional editing of motion capture data for in-game characters and sequences.


    • The ability to rotoscope from video reference;
    • A solid understanding of traditional animation principles (timing, weight, etc.);
    • Experience working with and editing mocap data;
    • Ability to create and iterate key-frame animation;
    • Strong staging and block-out skills, with a good eye for character posing;
    • Collaborating with other disciplines such as environment, character etc;
    • Ability to work to a schedule;
    • At least 3 years of experience as an animator;
    • Creating believable key-framed performances for both humans and creatures;
    • Detailed knowledge of the workflows and methods involved in animating game characters, vehicles and objects;
    • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create high-quality animations;

    Technical Skills/Knowledge

    • Maya;
    • Motion Builder;
    • Knowledge of the principles of key-frame and motion capture technology;
    • Experience of character rigs and facial animation solutions a plus;
    • Experience working on mobile titles.


    • Experience in game production;
    • Interest in games, new technologies;
    • Experience in working with outsource agencies and creating rich media content;
    • Experience in Unity.

Competitive Salary

Job Type


  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • Rigging
Come join us

Benefits of working here

  • Extremely competitive bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Core hours attendance (10am-4pm)
  • Staff social outings
  • Pension or Gym membership available
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Industry leading software including Unity, 3DS Max and Maya
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