Senior Technical Animator

Permanent / Full Time
Art and Animation
05-06-2023 09:21 AM

We are looking for a talented and experienced Technical Animator to join our team and develop amazing games with us. We’re looking for talented professionals who love working in a fast-paced, creative, interdisciplinary team environment. 

The technical animator’s primary mission is to rig characters, solve technical production issues, streamline processes, and develop tools and frameworks for character animation. YOUR MISSION  
  • Improve the character animation pipeline and tools 
  • Work together with character art and animation as well as design and engineering to ensure good in-game results 
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical production issues 
  • Research and integrate new technology and define the technical direction of game development 
  • Work closely with other disciplines in small interdisciplinary teams in order to achieve features that are more than the sum of its parts
  • Estimate high-level goals and provide solutions to high-level problems in planning
  • Take a big part in review cycles, both in providing feedback for coworkers and improving based on feedback from team members 
  • Mentor and spread knowledge to other team members
  • 5+ years of gaming production experience 
  • Understanding of game engines, tools, pipelines, and development processes 
  • Professional experience with Unreal Engine or comparable game engine 
  • Ability to create character/creature rigs that enable the production of great animations 
  • Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D packages, Maya preferred 
  • Experience working with MEL (Maya), Python (Maya, Motion Builder), and C++ 
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and excel under production conditions 
  • Good communication skills across multiple disciplines; ability and willingness to accept and follow directions, and to work collaboratively; excel as a team player 
  • Enthusiasm to learn and grow professionally 
  • Passionate about videogames

Bonus points
  • Experience with Motion Capture Data 
  • Professional experience with 1st person rigging 
  • Professional experience with creature rigging 
  • Good knowledge of the Unreal Engine, Animation Blueprints in particular 
  • Experience with animation trees and state machines in general 
  • Experience with node-based scripting
  • Experience with Control Rig in Unreal Engine

Benefits Package

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Training Courses
Relocation Package
Product Discounts
Pension scheme
Life Insurance
Holiday Allowance
Annual salary reviews

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