Junior Animator


Junior Animator

Company Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it grows across existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time, and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented, creative and dedicated people with drive and passion, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward-thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are five staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry. Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website at www.sigames.com.

Position Overview

Sports Interactive are looking for passionate animators to join them working on the Football Manager series.

Key Responsibilities

You will create in-game animations through the use of motion capture techniques, from recording and directing the movements of athletes and actors through to polished animations working in-game. You will work closely with the team and learn to work within time constraints whilst surpassing quality benchmarks. You will implement feedback as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • A demo reel showing an understanding of core animation principles. Your reel should include some locomotion and action pieces
  • Working knowledge of Motion Builder or similar
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with Artists, Designers and Programmers


  • Some exposure to motion capture and a willingness to work with and learn about the process
  • A passion for realistic styled animation
  • Some experience using animation states and blend trees


Please ensure you provide a portfolio along with your application.