Lead Technical Animator – Scotland – Permanent – AAA Video Game

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23959 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Open World Game


This studio is building a world class team of games developers to make an innovative ground-breaking AAA open-world game! They are seeking an experienced Lead Technical Animator with a profound understanding of animation production and an interest in leading the formation of the tools and pipeline for the teams, as well as the creation of complex rigs for a wide range of game assets.


The successful candidate will work closely with the Cinematic & Gameplay Animation Directors to ensure that the technical development for the animation pipeline, tools, and asset setups scale appropriately with the requirements of the teams.




· Extensive experience in a related position with at least one shipped game at Lead level.

· Great understanding of Motion Builder and Maya.

· Solid Python or Mel scripting skills.

· Experience in a variety of programming or scripting languages would be a strong bonus.

· Strong experience creating human body, facial, vehicles and prop rigging.

· Great understanding of cloth simulation.

· Understanding of 3D Math functions – linear algebra & vector maths.

· Extensive background in game development working with animation teams.




· Recognise inefficiencies or pipeline problems and help architect solutions.

· Supervise the team’s workload and prioritise their tasks according to production needs.

· Build proprietary tools and scripts for third party software like Motion Builder and Maya.

· Creation and maintenance of technical documentation.

· Work with lead animators, directors, character artists and the programming team to bridge needs and requirements as well as finding long-term solutions.

· Promote best practices in the team by providing guidance and advice.

· Cooperate in the recruitment process of the Technical Art and Rigging teams.



· Support with VISA and relocation

· Highly competitive salary

· Amazing city location

· Working with a world class team of developers


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 412!

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