Junior Animator

Animation Leeds, England


Position at Rockstar Leeds

Rockstar Games is seeking talented animators who are interested in making world class video games. This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team to deliver animations for future projects in our global studios. We want to hear from problem-solving individuals who have the ability to combine technical excellence with true artistic flair.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in a creative environment on some of the most highly respected and widely recognized AAA titles. We encourage anyone who feels this is the opportunity they’ve been waiting for to apply!


  • Create stunning in-game animations that are both fluid and responsive, as directed by the Lead Animator.
  • Assist in the integration of animation with designers and programmers to create immersive experiences.
  • Candidates must be able to animate natural and expressive human motion to create realistic, fluid character animations.
  • Implement, troubleshoot and debug animation systems.


  • Minimum 1 year experience animating video games.
  • Production experience with PC or game consoles.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Animation.
  • Outstanding demo reel.


  • Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development.
  • Exceptional skill in animating the human figure as well as other organic forms.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with Artists, Designers and Programmers
  • The ability to consistently meet project deadlines in a timely manner without compromising artistic integrity.
  • Advanced knowledge in one of: MotionBuilder, 3D Studio Max, Maya, or equivalent 3D program.
  • Deep rooted interest in video games.


  • Experience with motion capture and MotionBuilder.
  • Professional experience developing third person action games.
  • Practical knowledge of programming languages (Python, C# / C++, etc.) is a bonus.
  • Experience with state machines and motion trees.