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Senior Technical Animator – UK OR REMOTE – AAA Console Games

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24973 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy is offering REMOTE and UK based contracts. VISA and Relocation support is available if required.

Project: AAA Console Games


This successful UK independent games developer is looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join their expanding in-house animation team working on one of their largest unannounced projects!

As a Senior Technical Animator, you will have in-depth knowledge of rigging and animation systems, with a strong technical background in animation tools & scripting (Python, MEL) and a strong proficiency in 3D animation software (Maya, MotionBuilder).


  • Understanding of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Expert knowledge of 3D software such as 3D Studio Max or Maya, with a technical focus on rigging and skinning
  • Expert knowledge of the video game development process
  • In-depth knowledge of production pipelines
  • Understanding of writing tools with MEL/Python/PyMel
  • Experience with motion capture
  • Understanding of Maya and/or MotionBuilder API
  • Ability to analyse data and issues whilst generating ideas


  • Produce character rigs and facial animation techniques
  • Advance and develop new animation solutions for entire game projects
  • Assist the Lead Technical Animator in any ad hoc tasks and duties, including mentoring junior employees
  • Recognise and address optimisation efficiencies
  • Take part in R&D into current and emerging animation technologies
  • Make sure the technical animation quality of the project by collaborating with technical animators and other animators and make changes when necessary


  • Permanent REMOTE contract options available
  • VISA & Relocation supported if required
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Company events
  • Access to their games and films library
  • Pension scheme and childcare vouchers

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

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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