Technical Animator – East Anglia, UK – Permanent – AAA Console Games

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Cambridge

Job Title Technical Animator – East Anglia, UK – Permanent – AAA Console Games
Job Category Animator
Job Description Platforms: Latest Consoles


My client is a UK games developer with a rich portfolio of action adventure games. They keep high production values close to its heart and it shows in all their games. As a Technical Animator you will support and enhance their animation processes. This role acts as the link between the animation artistic vision and code by successful implementation of assets into the game engine through animation systems and graphs.

  • Demonstrable understanding of technical animation solutions in your demo reel
  • Good working knowledge of modern game engines
  • Strong practical understanding of animation logic: node graphs, animation trees and similar engine editors and technologies
  • Programming knowledge, ideally python or C++
  • A demonstrable passion for advancing game animation technologies
  • Able to solve complex problems using innovative approaches
  • Mel and Python scripting experience desirable
  • Custom tools development desirable
  • Experience in UE4 desirable

  • Develop, test and maintain complex animation systems/character state machines.
  • Work closely with the animation and programming teams to achieve seamless animation integration into engine.
  • Create and implement animation systems/character state machines.
  • Analyse, troubleshoot and solve animation related technical challenges.
  • Take an active part in discussions, offering advice and suggestions for improving the animation pipeline of the studio.
  • Implementation of IK systems and procedural animation solutions.
  • Assist and support animators on effectively implementing animation into the game engine
  • Share knowledge and technical developments with the wider animation team and studio
  • Research and pioneer game animation technologies

  • Holiday 23 days per annum (rising 1 day a year for each year of service to a maximum of 33 days)
  • Subsidised gym/fitness membership
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm/9.30am - 6.00pm (37.5 hour working week).

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!


Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.
Salary DOE
Location Cambridge
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 15/01/2019
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