Advanced Technical Animator (UK Remote)

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Posted 06 December 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLiam Hollinshead

Job description

TT Games are looking for an Advanced Technical Animator to work in the character animation pipeline.

You will work creatively and technically alongside Animators, Riggers, Designers, Artists, Programmers and Production on a day-to-day basis, and report to the Technical Animation Leads and Director to develop animation systems and pipelines.

Your responsibilities…
  • Create and maintain high quality, efficient character animation blueprints in Unreal Engine
  • Develop custom animation notifies, blueprint utilities and advanced animation systems in Unreal Engine
  • Liaise with the Programmers, Riggers, Animators, and other staff in animation setup, systems and trouble shooting
  • Undertake relevant on the job training where required and keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies
  • Identify repetitive tasks, pipeline issues, and help create tools to increase productivity
  • Mentor other team members, proficiently communicating both technical and creative requirements
  • Profile performance and take steps to optimise animation systems
  • Develop the animation pipeline
  • Take some ownership of Technical Animation development projects assigned by your line-manager
  • Represent Technical Animation in sub-teams and technical meetings assigned by your line-manager
  • Document tools and systems

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • A collaborative and enabling attitude
  • Effective communication skills and enjoy working in a team, also able to work with independence
  • A degree, equivalent qualification, or experience in industries with transferable skills
  • An eye for detail in animation implementation.
  • Advanced knowledge of Unreal Engine
  • Advanced knowledge of Autodesk Maya or alternative 3D software
  • Advanced knowledge of technical animation with specialist experience in an area (e.g., tool development, real time IK and retargeting, advanced layering in Animation Blueprints)
  • Knowledge of programming or visual scripting

Perks and benefits include…
  • Flexitime
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts on company and partner products
  • Exercise classes  
  • Free online training courses
  • Social Events

Responsible for the best-selling and BAFTA-winning LEGO videogame series, TT Games is in the business of delighting children and grown-ups alike. With more than 30 years of success behind their studio, and as a valued part of Warner Bros since 2007, they have incredibly exciting plans for future titles based on the world's biggest entertainment properties.