Advanced Technical Animator (UK Remote)

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Posted 26 April 2024
Salary £60000 - £70000 Per Year
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Animation
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

AAA studio, TT Games, the team behind the LEGO games franchise are looking for an Advanced Technical Animator.

As an Advanced Technical Animator, you’ll report to the Technical Animation Leads and Director, developing animation systems and the character animation pipeline, collaborating creatively and technically with Animators, Riggers, Designers, Artists, Programmers and Production on a day-to-day basis.

This role is available to be worked remotely, from within the UK. If you’re based outside the UK a generous relocation package is available.

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 colleagues re animation setup, systems and trouble shooting
  • Develop your skills 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, 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 several sub-teams and technical meetings assigned by your line-manager
  • Document your tools and systems
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • A collaborative and enabling attitude
  • Good communication skills and enjoy working in a team, also comfortable working independently when needed
  • 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
  • Currently living in the UK or open to relocating to the UK
Perks and benefits include…
  • Health package including dental insurance, eye tests, and wellness programmes
  • Life assurance and group income protection
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave
  • Gym membership