Senior Animation Engineer (UK Remote)

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Posted 21 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameRowan Hix-Dunn

Job description

Aardvark Swift is supporting Splash Damage as they recruit for a Senior Animation Engineer to join their team.

As a Senior Animation Engineer at Splash Damage, you will be responsible for working with the team to conceive, prototype, and implement exciting gameplay features and sequences, and collaborate with the Art Leads to drive for high and consistent quality across the game.

Your responsibilities…
  • Be part of the animation team under the guidance of a Lead animator
  • Working closely with animators, programmers, artists and designers to create, implement, and debug animations into the game
  • Collaborate with the Animation, Code and Design teams, to achieve balance between animation fidelity and gameplay responsiveness
  • Testing, reviewing, and iterating upon animations to tune them to the highest quality

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Animation or equivalent industry experience
  • Demonstrable strong biped, creature, and mechanical animation skills
  • Proficiency in mayor 3D animation software package, particular Maya and / or Motion Builder
  • Good working knowledge of game development workflows, processes, and tools
  • Understanding of the character pipeline (modelling, rigging, and skinning)
  • Knowledge and experience of working with game engines (e.g. Unreal),
  • A passion for making and playing games 

Preferable but non-essential skills and experience…
  • 2+ years of character animation experience in video games and/or worked on a released title
  • Proficiency in UE4
  • Positive, solution-orientated mindset
  • Skilled in animating the human / creature figure to create high standard character animations
  • An understanding of development issues in getting animations into a game
  • Proficiency with MotionBuilder
  • Experience of working with motion capture data
  • Experience working with facial animation, blendshapes, facial animation pipeline

Perks and benefits include…
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from the Splash Damage team throughout the full process
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation
  • Enhanced pension contributions and life assurance scheme

For more than 20 years, Splash Damage have been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

They have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

While their offices are based in Bromley, UK, their people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.