Head of Art and Animation

Sega Europe
Stratford (London)/Remote (possible), United Kingdom
17 days ago
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Job Title: Head of Art and Animation
Line Manager: Head of Production (Console and Mobile)
FTC or Permanent: Permanent
Hybrid Working Status: Fully remote available.

We are Sports Interactive 🎮

The gaming studio behind: ⚽ Football Manager.

Founded in 1994, Sports Interactive (‘SI’) became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA Europe in 2006. Based at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London, the SI team continues to expand as we bring our titles to an ever-growing audience across an increasing variety of platforms.

To support our growth, we welcome the opportunity to connect with passionate people with the drive to match our ambitions and initiative to realise your individual potential.

Position Overview:

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Head of Art and Animation to lead our talented team of artists and animators. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the delivery, optimisation and quality of all aspects of art and animation team. The team itself consists of the following disciplines: animation, environment art, character art, and technical art specialties.

In this role, you will motivate and develop the Art and Animation team, fostering a culture of creativity, growth, and collaboration. You will need to be able to communicate a strong cohesive vision when it comes to Art direction and drive the creative process to ensure art deliverables adhere to the product vision.

As part of this role, you’ll be driven to making sure that Art and Animation is a top-level consideration within the studio.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Team Management
Artistic Direction, Operational and Strategic Management
Collaboration and Communication

Requirements:

Benefits of Working at Sports Interactive:

What is it like to work here?

We approach everything with passion, whether that is making our mark on the gaming and football industries or doing our bit for the world around us. We want to share that outlook with everyone who shows up to work here each day.

For us, talent wins games, but teamwork wins titles. Collaboration is the key to constantly topping our best. We believe everyone matters, no matter which part of the business you are in, so we encourage and support our people in driving your own growth and realising your full potential. But, more than anything else, we are a team. A team with a down-to-earth dynamic, that has a lot of fun doing what we do.

And whether that’s technical tweaks or fine-tuning our creative process, everything is geared at producing the best game possible for our players. To do that, we need to be tenacious and move quickly, and not be afraid of switching things up. It is these principles that have enabled us to produce a game that has defined year after year, and that will continue to push us for many more to come.

Our flexible working culture gives you the opportunity to optimise your workload, with in-office, hybrid, and remote working options dependent on role. So, if you want a work/life balance, we are behind you. Because while we live to create extraordinary games, we know that is not all you have got going on. You can trust that we always keep things in perspective, fostering an environment where work can be more than just a job.

We’re also a London Living Wage employer, boast one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry and are proud to have won the ‘Best Places to Work’ award by Gamesindustry.biz in 2023.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from any relevant candidate irrespective of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief.

SI is proudly a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. Our studio has disabled access and facilities but please ensure you advise us if you require any other reasonable adjustments to be made to support you during the recruitment process.

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