Animation Lead

Play’n GO leads the global Gaming Entertainment industry with an unrivalled ability to play nice with others while supplying cutting-edge casino games and bespoke back-office solutions. Thanks to our ever-passionate creative and technical chops, we keep growing. Are you game?

We are looking for a Animation Lead  to join our growing team in our London office.

Main responsibilities:

The Animation Lead is responsible for the Animation team at the studio and reports to the Art Manager. The duties include the following functions but are not limited to:

Key responsibilities:

• Reporting manager for local 2d animators within art team

○ Spend on building up expertise and developing team by:
• Share best practices, insights, artists need by organizing knowledge transfers, trainings in/outside of the team/clans. Being an escalation point for artists within the team
• Make sure the team members follow the agreed tools, policy, processes and guidelines for development organization
• Relay feedback from Art Director/Concept Artist level
• Participate in project's art tasks within a Game Team
• Ambassador of quality to ensure every visual aspect are well thought out and will be created in the best possible quality within art team/game team
• Facilitate the communication between team members, since members can be located in several cross functional teams
• Ensures standards and innovation technologies in their areas
• Shares relevant insights/developments in their competence area with members of team
• Encouraging them for self-development, mentoring them in both personal and professional
• Upholds and advocates the Company values and adherence to Company rules and regulations.
• Ensures department’s compliance with processes and aligns activities 
• Regularly provides and receives open and constructive feedback on performance, behavior and skills.
• Conducts performance reviews according to the company’s current policies and processes and in cooperation with Human Resources and Reporting Manager.
• Conducts salary reviews according to the company’s current policies and processes and in cooperation with Human Resources and Reporting Manager.
• Escalates employee issues to Human Resources 
• Drives recruitment activities for the team 
• Enhances department’s competence and skills through training plans
• Travels domestically and/or internationally for business as needed.

• Drive performance management in cooperation with HR, Art Manager and Producers
• Conducting performance and salary reviews in cooperation with HR.
• Participate in recruitment projects for the team 

• At least five (5) years of experience as an lead animator or senior level animator
• Good knowledge of Spine, after effects.
• Strong knowledge of animation principles
• A strong desire for continuous learning.

Get in here. We need your mojo, your moxie and your beautiful mind. You were made to make a difference and you can do that here. You will be rewarded with challenges. You will thrive in secret and in collaboration. Together, we will amplify enthusiasm, add skillsets and exceed expectations. And quickly. This industry works fast. Are you game? Tell us about your superpowers. 

 Apply here: Please note that the position will remain open until the right candidate crushes it. 

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

London, UK

The Gridiron Building, 1 Pancras square, Kings cross
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What's in it for you?

A strong package of benefits topped with our Play'n GO vibe. That's what we offer. We are aiming for nothing less than the very best in terms of Employee Experience. At Play'n GO, you can grow to excel.

  • Play'n GO family

    Even though Play’n GO has grown fast over the last few years we foster our family vibe. You’ll be part of a cool bunch of enthusiastic and friendly people from over 40 countries! Lovely different flavors sharing a common positive mindset. Yes, please bring your authentic self to work! And sure, every family has some issues. We take them on, solve things together and improve every day.

  • Work-life

    We believe in a healthy and good work/life balance with flexible ways of working (office, remote, hybrid) that provide you with the opportunity to solve your life puzzle. Because we know it's not always easy. You will find that same freedom and flexibility in our offices. Roam around, find the spot that fits your job and connect with anyone around.

  • Benefits and more

    We want to make sure you can perform at your best. Whether you’re working from home or at one of our fantastic offices around the world. You don’t have to worry about insurance, health benefits and so much more. We even throw in an extra ‘Birtholiday’ when that special day pops up. Need to pimp your home office? No problem, our Remote Work Benefit gives you the opportunity to make your virtual Play'n GO office stand out from the crowd.

  • Our TEQ values

    Trust, Energy, Quality. In that particular order . We want to be the best entertainment supplier in the world. A pretty big ambition and these 3 values are the cornerstones of that common goal. We trust each other. We love what we do and we put in the energy to push things forward. Always aiming for the highest possible quality. We hire the best and you can be part of our winning team.

  • Expand your skill set

    It's rewarding to improve your game. We provide you with the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. We are tech lovers. So you can be sure to lay your hands on the latest technologies. Taking responsibility to get better at what you do every day and staying at the forefront of our industry, in every aspect. Whatever your passion is. A yearly training budget is an extra push to grow. Will there be exciting and inspiring challenges along the way? You bet! Ready to move forward together?

  • Play it cool ;-)

    Hey, we are in the entertainment business. So there is definitely room for creativity and fun! Both in real life and virtually. Don't expect a typical corporate environment. We like to give things that special Play'n GO 'zing' and you can be part of that unique Play'n GO vibe! With regular social gatherings, celebrations and surprises that make a bright day even better.

  • Growth path

    New markets, more high quality games, an expanding team. Our track record has been quite stunning over the past years. In the last decade we've evolved from a start-up with 20 people to a strong - and awarded - player in the global iGaming business with almost 500 team members on board. We have the strong ambition to continue on this path and adapt if needed. We take legal compliance seriously. For our employees, our partners and customers.

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