Rebellion North are looking for an Experienced Animator to work on Rebellion games as well as trusted industry partners on genre-defining AAA IPs. You will have the opportunity to join an ambitious team working on multiple projects using different engines including Unreal 5. Join us as we shoot for the stars!

You will be joining the talented Rebellion North studio based in our Wakefield Location. Rebellion North are a dynamic and growing team who relish challenges and punching above their weight. Our friendly & inclusive studio culture fosters an environment where all team members can reach their potential in the fastest possible time.


The Opportunity

As an Experienced Animator, you will create engaging gameplay animation content for our projects, maintain consistency within your work and ensure that it is in line with the project’s technical constraints and artistic direction.


  • Create consistent high-quality gameplay, cinematic and creature animations.
  • Use your knowledge of the principles of animation to create Keyframe, Motion capture and procedural animations.
  • Prototype concept animations to quickly test in the Game engine and take feedback.
  • Have a good knowledge of best practices, production pipelines and workflows.
  • Collaborate and interpret feedback from other disciplines to create engaging animations.
  • Using knowledge of other game engines, work to become highly knowledgeable in our engine.
  • Possess a good understanding of motion capture pipeline to be able to clean, fix and polish motion capture data to a high standard.
  • Create, track and update the progress of day-to-day tasks using JIRA.
  • Support the Lead Animators by mentoring junior employees and identifying team needs.
  • Assist with optimisation and debugging to fix the issues.


  • Good understanding of 3d software such as Maya, Motion Builder or equivalent animation software.
  • Good understanding of acting techniques, cinematography, and visual storytelling.
  • An advanced ability to animate realistic character and creature motion.
  • Good ability to collaborate with technical animators in relation to rigging and skinning.
  • Good knowledge of production pipelines.
  • You are a knowledgeable game dev animator with a passion for gameplay and cinematic animation.


We offer an extensive benefits package to our team including:

  • 26 days holiday + Bank holidays (increasing with service at 5 years – one day each year until you reach 31 days)
  • Private Medical Insurance, healthcare cash plan, including dental and Vision
  • Life Assurance, Income Protection & Critical Illness Cover
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Interest Free, Tax-Free loans
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • EAP a range of Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
  • Plus loads more… including a wide range of discounts, freebies, and social events!

About Us

Whichever team you join at Rebellion we are proud of our open, friendly, and creative atmosphere. We love what we do, and we have fun doing it! As a big indie developer, we have complete creative freedom over our titles which allows us to work on a massive variety of projects across all the major platforms.

Find out more about us here

Our size, stability, and the variety of in-house expertise across multiple industries, makes Rebellion completely unique! We work in our own way, and we celebrate that as the key to our success. We foster an inclusive culture where you are encouraged to be yourself, to express your creativity and your talent. We are people focused and will support you in every way to can be the best at what you do. We recognise the importance of enjoying what you do and having a healthy work-life balance. We offer a friendly, creative, and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and a wide variety of benefits and development opportunities for all our teams to ensure you are fully supported with your physical and Mental Well-being.

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to add to our culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas, and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We encourage all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neurodiversity and beyond, because a representative team makes better products.

If you are interested in working at Rebellion, but this role doesn’t sound quite like you, we’re recruiting for a range of positions across the studio and we’re always happy to receive speculative applications via our website. Visit our Careers website to view all our live vacancies: Rebellion: Careers

Tagged as: Acting, Animations, Cinematography, Debugging, Jira, Loans, Maya, Mental Health, Rigging, Skinning, Visual Storytelling, Workflows

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