Senior Technical Animator (4 day week)

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Posted 03 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Splash Damage are looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join their growing team and help bring their characters to life.

As a Senior Technical Animator at Splash Damage, you will collaborate with Animators, Technical Artists, and Technical Animators in developing and maintaining animation systems, rigging, tools and workflow processes.

Your responsibilities…
  • Be the source of truth for the animation creation pipeline
  • Work closely with the discipline and project Leads on the implementation and development of animation tools and pipelines
  • Be the second in command for tech animation for the project and assist with mentorship for the team members
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 5 or more years’ experience working with AA or AAA games
  • A good eye for animation
  • Great communication and people management skills
  • Excellent problem solving, highly motivated and proactive with a positive attitude
  • Excellent technical knowledge of Maya, 3D Max, Motion Builder or equivalent software 
  • Expert knowledge in animation pipelines
  • Strong knowledge of scripting for DCCs or Editors: Python, C++, or C# 
  • Deep knowledge with at least one game engine's animation systems, Unreal, Unity, CryEngine etc
  • Relevant portfolio showcasing examples in game animation features, prototypes, tools, and rigs
  • Collaborative problem-solving skills
Bonus points if you have experience of…
  • Animation systems for Unreal
  • Working with mocap data
  • Facial animation setups
  • UE5 experience
  • Animation blueprints
Perks and benefits include…
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Substantial performance-related pay on top of your wage
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • 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
Splash Damage’s studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Their games are made by people from all over the world, from entry-level fresh talent hires to industry veterans, and they believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both their games and studio. 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.