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Senior Technical Animator – Canada – Permanent Contract – RPG Video Games

Location: Edmonton, Canada Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

EA Bioware

Project: AAA RPG Console & PC Games


This studio is a leading games developer of RPG console and PC Games. They create, deliver and evolve the most emotionally engaging games in the world.


As a Senior Technical Animator you specialise in understanding animation workflow and tools. Rigging, skinning and controlling animation data flow are your primary responsibilities. Working with the Animation and Cinematic teams to ensure they are creating the highest quality content with the tools and assets provided and that the pipelines are as efficient as possible. Technical animators must also exercise a good eye for aesthetics, contributing to critique and team success.



  • Technical animation demo reel
  • Technical animation experience with shipped titles
  • Expertise in rigging and skinning assets
  • A great understanding of Animation principles and anatomy
  • Experience with Motion capture and data transfer
  • Ability to understand technical implementations and limitations
  • Proficient with standard industry tools like Photoshop, 3ds Max, Motion Builder, CAT
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Candidate must be able to quickly identify issues and resolve them.
  • Experience with MEL, Python, C# or C++ a definite plus
  • Avid gamer with a passion for creating top-quality video games



  • Design, create and test character rigs
  • Maintain and test animation tools and pipelines
  • Apply and maintain consistency for content throughout the entire project.
  • Develop progressive techniques and process to solve character and animation challenges
  • Proactive in problem identification and creating solutions
  • Define and estimate tasks in a well organised manner
  • Interact and collaborate with the different departments (Art, Programming, Production, etc.)



  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pension with Company Match
  • Free Video Games
  • Competitive Compensation Packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality.
  • Health, Dental, Financial Offered
  • Bonus and Relocation Assistance Offered.


Interested in finding out more? Call me today on +44 (0) 1206 214425.

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


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