Opened 12 days ago Remote Job

Lead Animator

Mob Entertainment is a startup multimedia studio that is best known for our hit indie horror game "Poppy Playtime".  Poppy Playtime is one of hottest new properties in gaming, and our team is naturally expanding as our ambition expands.  To give a taste of our brand's popularity, Poppy Playtime was the #2 most searched term on YouTube in the last 12 months in the U.S. (only behind a recent Disney film), and Poppy Playtime has over 5 billion views on TikTok.

Mob Entertainment is looking for a talented Lead Animator to lead the animation team in the creation of visually stunning animations that both closely capture the “look” and artistic style of the project, as well as efficiently satisfy all technical engine and design requirements.

What you will do:

  • Champion standards and best practices to maintain the visual style and quality throughout the development cycle of a project.

  • Manage risk against potential visual gains, and clearly communicate and reason decisions to the production team on a larger scale.

  • Lead animation-related technical discussions with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Become the bridge of communication between the animation team and the project team.

  • Oversee the team's output and delivery through regular reviews and feedback.

  • Work with Production to own the schedule & planning for the animation team and define the animation team’s roadmap for the project.

  • Play a key role in creating pipelines and workflows with an advanced understanding of the scope and limitations of the project and create solutions adapted to those constraints.


  • Hire, lead, and mentor a group of animators  to further their skills and cohesion as a team.

  • Assist the art director in establishing and enhancing our visual animation for new and existing projects.

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of animation that is well presented and defined. 

  • Visual storytelling and the ability to create compelling gameplay and narrative moments

  • 3 + years of experience leading a team of animators

  • 5+ years of experience in animation for video games

  • Strong Rigging skills and the ability to train the team to become better in this area.

  • Participates in the overall planning and scope of the needs for projects.

  • Technical skill – Fluency in Unreal, Maya and other tools.  Must know 3D animation but 2D animation is a huge plus.

  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.

  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates

  • Software: Perforce, Adobe Suite, Unreal, Quixel Megascans and  Jira


Mob Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to

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