Senior Technical Animator

Job Description

Our client is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 230 staff! Developing games for all major platforms, they're about to release a new, highly anticipated IP. 

Since their inception they’ve have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.

They have an unmissable opportunity for a highly creative Senior Technical Animator to join their studio. This is a fantastic opportunity to influence, define and manage the character pipeline of a large, genre-defining AAA console title.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and maintain a class leading character pipeline.
  • Work with code and design to achieve a solid and engaging player experiences.
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of animation as they apply to the animation design.
  • Assist in Lead responsibilities such as mentoring, scheduling and R&D into new features.
  • Contribute to the conceptualization of character behaviours and abilities.
  • Provide detailed input during the character creation process, from concept to modelling to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pipelines and procedures within the project as a whole.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of industry experience animating characters for console and/or PC games with a minimum of 1 published game.
  • Evidence of previous games completed in a senior technical animation role.
  • A strong demo reel that adequately reflects this experience.
  • Solid knowledge of Maya and/or 3DstudioMax.
  • Scripting vial mel, MaxScript or Python.
  • Understanding of character creation process from concept, to modelling and final rigging.
  • Demonstrable experience in creating animation of a high standard while maintaining visual and functional specifications for game mechanics.

For more information about this excellent role contact Danny Blachford on +44 (0)1709 834777 or email danny.b@aswift.com.

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