Senior Technical Animator - Sheffield, UK

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Sheffield

Job Title Senior Technical Animator - Sheffield, UK
Job Category Technical Animator
Job Description Senior Technical Animator – Sheffield, UK

This is your chance to join one of the UK's most prolific and secure, independent game developers. Boasting over 280 staff, our client has worked closely with partners including Microsoft, SEGA, Sony and Disney. With a stable of quality titles, they have also recently released their own original IP to critical acclaim.

As a Senior Technical Animator you will be defining and managing the character pipeline of a large, genre-defining AAA console title. Bringing a wealth of experience, backed up by a body of highly creative work, you will produce world class polished rigs, animation and character pipelines.

Demonstrating you experience in setting-up and managing character behaviour graphs; you will work closely with the Code and Design teams to achieve solid and engaging player experiences.

Why You Should Apply:
This is a studio that believes in looking after its staff with a range of appealing perks including:

  • Excellent benefits package
  • Relaxed and friendly environment
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexitime
  • Free on-site gym
  • Numerous studio parties
  • Studio Game Jam


Key Skills:

  • 4+ years’ experience in video games animating characters for console and/or PC
  • Minimum of 1 published game
  • Experience with Maya and/or 3DstudioMax
  • Experience with scripting with Mel, MaxScript or Python
  • Thorough understanding of animation fundamentals for human and non-human characters
  • 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


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Code and Design teams to achieve solid and engaging player experiences/li>
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of animation as they apply to the animation design/li>
  • Support mentoring, skill sharing, scheduling, R&D into new features and other tasks expected of senior team members/li>
  • Contribute to the conceptualization of character behaviours and abilities/li>
  • Provide detailed input during the character creation process, from concept to modelling to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements/li>
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pipelines and procedures within the project

Interested in this role? Contact Dan Hawkins on +44 (0)1709 834777 or email daniel@aswift.com
Salary £30000-40000
Location Sheffield
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 29/01/2018
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