Technical Animator

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Sheffield

Job Title Technical Animator
Job Category Technical Animator
Job Description This exciting Yorkshire based company are one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers. Between them, the talented team have worked with Microsoft, Sony & Disney and have produced several award-winning game titles. 

Now looking for someone to help continue their success, they're seeking a Technical Animator to join their team in Sheffield. As a Technical Animator, you will create and support tools used on a daily basis by the animation team; troubleshooting issues to ensure animators can operate efficiently when creating and refining cutscenes/in-game animations.


  • Plan, build and maintain our internal animation tools and pipelines
  • Design high quality animation trees to provide competitive and realistic character behavior and movement whilst balancing this against animation workload and budget
  • Use the engine debug tools to solve gameplay problems and work with designers and programmers to find a solution


  • Unreal 4 experience
  • Expert knowledge of Maya’s animation pipelines
  • Good knowledge of Motion builder
  • Excellent Knowledge of scripting/Code systems (MEL, Python)
  • Familiar with game engine animation systems, specifically Unreal
  • Extensive experience of working with Mocap data

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4's Matinee/Sequencer cinematic tools
  • Solid grasp of performance requirements and constraints of current generation console and PC development
  • Morpheme Experience

For more information about this excellent role contact Danny Blachford at or give us a call on 01709 834777.
Salary £30000-40000
Location Sheffield
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 04/07/2017
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