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Improbable • UK

Principal Animator - Metaverse

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Our metaverse group helps our partners realise their metaverse ambitions. The team’s expertise encompasses creative (concept and design), production (art and content), engineering (game development and Web3) and operations (dev and live).
At Improbable, you’ll collaborate with some of the best in the industry. Together, you’ll create unique, tailored experiences that stretch the boundaries of what’s possible in digital spaces and virtual worlds – and help define what the metaverse can be.
Improbable is creating innovative online events and experiences that support 1000s of simultaneous players. Check out some examples here! We want to further explore the possibilities of massive live events across a wide variety of fields including sports, education, music and art - all supported on any device.
Consider global sports fans gathering in virtual arenas, interactive live concerts, mass-participation games - bridging geographical gaps, creating new jobs for hosts and content creators and bringing people together.
We want you to help us build the next generation of massively multiplayer live experiences!.

Your Opportunity:

  • Have heavy involvement in the creation of animator processes, pipelines, and discipline.
  • Give constructive critique on the quality of the animations within our projects.
  • Display a high degree of discipline in following the animation processes.
  • Create high quality animation content within industry standard timelines.
  • Own a discrete area of the project and execute on it with a high degree of quality, e.g.: third person movement suite.
  • Generate high quality content for user acquisition and engagement, e.g.: marketing assets.
  • Actively participate in the constant improvement of work methods and pipelines.

Why You’re Made for This:

  • Expert in an animation skill-set (e.g.: keyframing, motion capture, cinematics, etc…) with shipped products that show an end-to-end understanding of the process.
  • Strong understanding of character movement, weight, and characteristics.
  • Proven experience in self-managing workloads through Jira or another tracking methodology.
  • Excellent in identifying issues and proposing solutions that improve animation process or discipline.
  • In-depth understanding of one or more common animation packages, e.g.: Maya, Motionbuilder, Blender, etc...
  • Able to create tutorials, guides, or other important documentation for more junior staff members.
  • Comfortable in setting up animation Blueprints.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine Control Rig is a plus.

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This role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office space in Spitalfields in London but are equally happy if you'd prefer to work from home some, or all of the time. We are 'Flexa' certified, meaning our entire employee experience is anchored around flexibility and autonomy.
While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.
About Us
Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application process or would like to confidentially discuss the matter, then please do let us know in the Additional Information section of your application.
Life at ImprobableDiversity, inclusion and belonging

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office in central London, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.
Unlimited annual leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Dog friendly office
Work from home allowance
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced WFH tools
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Women’s health leave
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Carer’s leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Cycle to work scheme
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Share options
Equity packages
Sabbaticals
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme
Location
93%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
87%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
83%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
85%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Improbable

Office locations

Spitalfields, London (next to Liverpool Street Station)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
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DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023

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