Animation Lead

We are looking for an Animation Lead with industry honed abilities in 3D animation who can work the entire animation production line from integration to delivery. Our ideal candidate has experience in motion capture animation as well as excellent hand-key abilities. This role requires leadership, proactive planning, and strong communication skills as they will collaborate with the creative director and all other team leads to get the job done.

  • Work closely with the Creative Director to bring their vision to reality with dynamic but believable animation
  • Lead evaluation of animation team’s work from both Maya to in-game builds, maintaining a high level of polish
  • Plan and direct motion capture shoots
  • Work in tandem with designers and gameplay engineers to drive tech and animation with gameplay features
  • 4+ years experience in a Senior or Lead animation role
  • Experience with MotionBuilder, Maya, level sequencer, and UE4
  • Understanding of the capture pipeline, from start to finish
  • Highwire is built on mutual trust and respect. As a team, we value honesty, authenticity, and professionalism. We are committed to building an ethical, trustworthy company, and we expect the same high standards from everyone we work with.
  • Hybrid Culture. Work remotely or in the studio; if Seattle is your home, the choice is yours.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Sustainable Development. Even before the pandemic, we have prioritized flexibility and balance for our team, encouraging responsible self-regulation, part- or full-time remote work, reasonable production demands and disciplined, transparent leadership.
  • Untracked Time Off. If your work is getting done, determine your own schedule and vacation days – your health and your family’s comes first.
  • “Even-Split” Profit-sharing Program. When the game makes money, the team makes money, without drawn-out vesting schedules or steep seniority tiers.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, contact us with your resume at