Grove Street Games

Grove Street Games

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Lead Animator

About the job

Grove Street Games is seeking a full-time, experienced animator, with the ability to lead a team. We are looking for a motivated, well-organized person who can work well on individual and team-oriented tasks with a passion for creature animation and maintaining high animation standards. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate expertise in the complete animation pipeline, from creation to final game animations. We are looking for someone who understands how to keep animation assets beautiful and efficient with deep creative skills and high output.

When you join Grove Street Games you can gain experience on a wide range of game development projects. We foster a work environment that allows our employees to thrive, not just on their career paths but also on their personal journeys. We take a lot of pride in creating a foundation our employees can utilize to not only get ahead in their dreams but also create lasting games that millions of players will be able to enjoy.


  • Use your knowledge, craft, and technical expertise to set goals and create pipelines and manage both internal and external animation teams.
  • Provide feedback, guide and offer support to the animation team while maintaining a high quality standard.
  • Ensure animation assets are delivered on time and properly integrated into the game.
  • Work closely with programmers to modify and build tools that optimize the animation workflow.
  • Participate and contribute creatively in team discussions, critiques, and game development ideas


  • 4+ years of experience making animations for games or other digital entertainment.
  • 2+ years of experience working with Unreal Engine, specifically the animation pipeline in the engine.
  • Expertise in Maya, Blender, or similar.
  • Experience working with external teams or outsourcing.
  • Strong leadership/mentoring skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Detail-oriented & extremely well-organized
  • Relocation to Gainesville – this job is not remote

Good to Have

  • Cinematic experience
  • Experience animating/rigging creatures or monsters.
  • Experience shipping a full title from preproduction to release.
  • Creative problem-solving skills


  • Flexible bank for time off (vacation, sick, personal)
  • Comprehensive health package for full time employees.
  • Flexible work day built around our core hours of 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Moving assistance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Royalties (with tenure)
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Career development assistance

If all of this sounds like something you want to be a part of, joining a cohesive team that likes to have fun while being professionals, then let us know. Send your resume and portfolio to We look forward to hearing from you!

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