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Technical Animator – East Anglia, UK – Permanent – AAA Console Games

Location: Cambridge, East Anglia, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Ninja Theory

Platforms:             Latest Consoles


My client is a UK games developer with a rich portfolio of action adventure games. They keep high production values close to its heart and it shows in all their games. As a Technical Animator you will develop and maintain complex animation systems, pipelines and in-game character graphs. Working closely with the animation and programming teams to achieve seamless and dynamic animation integration into engine.


  • Demonstrable understanding of technical animation solutions in your demo reel
  • Highly proficient in Maya and familiar with scripting within it
  • Game Engine experience i.e. UE4, Unity or in-house such as Frostbite)
  • Industry use of Python programming language
  • Demonstrable knowledge of game animation pipeline from source to final in-game product and the challenges
  • Have worked within a development team built from various disciplines
  • Knowledge of Vicon systems & Motion Builder is desirable
  • In-game character animation skills are desirable


  • Create and implement animation systems/character state machines.
  • Analyse, troubleshoot and solve animation related technical challenges.
  • Take an active part in discussions, offering advice and suggestions for improving the animation pipeline.
  • Implementation of IK systems and procedural animation solutions.
  • Assist and support animators on effectively implementing animation into the game engine.
  • Share knowledge and technical developments with the wider animation team and studio.
  • Research and pioneer game animation technologies.


  • Holiday 23 days per annum (rising 1 day a year for each year of service to a maximum of 33 days)
  • Subsidised gym/fitness membership
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working hours

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


Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


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