Senior Animator (Remote)

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Posted 05 December 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Roll7 are on the lookout for a Senior Animator to become part of their BAFTA winning team. There will be a high level of versatility and hands-on work as you will collaborate with a wide range of team members, from the Character Artists and Production, to Designers, Programmers and Narrative.

You will be developing, managing, and maintaining Roll7’s character animation pipeline, in conjunction with Animators and Character Artists.

Roll7 create exciting and critically acclaimed video games - including the BAFTA winning Rollerdrome. Innovation, freedom, and a real sense of fun are at the heart of everything they do, from creating award-winning original IPs to the everyday business of running their unique distributed workplace set-up.

Your responsibilities…
  • Creating incredible character animation for gameplay, narrative, and cinematics
  • Working with code and design to implement and test your animations in game
  • Skinning and Rigging characters and assets in 3DS Max or Maya for integration to Unity
  • Develop and manage the character animation pipeline, working closely with other Animators and Character Artists
  • Reviewing and delivering work in accordance with the project's artistic direction and deadlines
  • Finding relevant solutions to problems encountered in the Art team’s work
  • Communicating and collaborating with a range of disciplines including Narrative, Design, Programming, and Production
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Industry experience in a comparable role
  • Demonstrated visual flare and artistic talent
  • Expert knowledge of character animation in 3DS Max or Maya
  • Expert knowledge of Unity, including The Animation System (Mecanim), Rigging, and Scripting
  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max or Maya rigging and scripting tools, such as MaxScript and Python
  • Self-motivated approach to work
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to effectively interact with other team members
  • Experience of working effectively in a team
  • Demonstrated passion for Animation
  • Knowledge of creating Procedural animation in Unity would be a bonus
Perks and benefits include…
  • 26 days annual leave plus public holidays and festive shutdown
  • Flexible hours to accommodate your lifestyle and promote work/life balance
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Employee stock purchase scheme
  • Double matching pension policy 
  • Private healthcare and dental with Bupa
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Personal Accident Cover
  • Death in service insurance and income protection
  • Fitness reimbursements, flu vouchers, eye tests and vouchers towards glasses
  • Level Up well-being platform
  • Wellness initiatives including Headspace memberships and guided meditation sessions
  • Fortnightly studio days with free lunch, snacks, beers/refreshments, and activities in the evening for those who want to partake
  • Studio away days and retreats, studio celebrations and parties