Senior Technical Animator – North East, UK – Video Games

Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25334 Posted: 1 month ago

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

Project: Multi-Genre Video Games


This developer is well-known for creating high quality and recognised games for some of the world’s largest publishers. With continued success there is space in the animation team for a Senior Technical Animator to keep pushing the tools and technology in games development.


  • Experience in a Technical Animation role and demo reel that reflects this.
  • Excellent knowledge of skinning, rigging and character setup in Maya and/or Motion Builder.
  • Technical understanding of Unreal Engine, working with animation blueprints, character dynamics, and cloth physics.
  • Comprehensive understanding of anatomy and deformation, as well as traditional animation fundamentals for human and non-human characters.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pipelines and procedures within the game development process.
  • Knowledge of character creation process from concept to modelling and final rigging.
  • Scripting via Python and/or MEL (Maya API and/or C++ experience is an advantage).
  • Experience with HumanIK, motion capture data, and project asset management is desirable.


  • Create, manage, and maintain a class-leading character pipeline.
  • Collaborate closely with animators to provide artist-friendly tools and rigging solutions.
  • Offer detailed input during the character creation process, from concept to modelling to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements.
  • Work with Code and Design teams to achieve engaging player experiences.
  • Help to streamline performance and optimisation alongside Engine and Tech teams.
  • Help in Lead responsibilities such as mentoring, scheduling and R&D into new features.


  • Relocation support and VISA Sponsorship
  • Remote work options from the UK
  • Annual bonus
  • Flexible working
  • 27 paid holiday days
  • And much more!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

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