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Technical Animator – Midlands (UK) – Permanent Contract – AAA Games

Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Midlands, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Playground Games


My client and I are seeking a Technical Animator to work with their animation and character teams on exciting new game projects. You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of animation systems and will play a vital role in developing their internal animation pipeline.



As a technical animation specialist, you’ll work with the animation team to devise animation solutions and pipelines, create rigs and animation techniques, and identify optimisations and efficiencies within the animation pipeline. You’ll collaborate with other discipline leads to ensure animation solutions meet the needs of individual studio departments and the wider project. Your strong analytical ability and planning skills will give you a distinct advantage when helping the studio to develop future proof animation export pipelines and tools for the support of character and animation production.


Communication with internal stakeholders will be vital, so strong documentation and communication skills will be an integral part of your professional arsenal. Your high initiative levels will see you revelling in researching new technologies, innovations and processes, and implementing these into future systems as appropriate.



  • Exceptional knowledge and experience of Maya
  • Excellent ability to code MEL and Python (experience of PyMel and C++ would be a distinct advantage)
  • Experience of using mo-cap data, clean up & re-targeting processes
  • Motivated, creative and able to utilise own initiative to implement solutions and improvements to internal processes
  • Outstanding communication, organisational and mentoring skills, and the ability to direct and motivate a team
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your animation and rigging tool development for AAA titles


This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using cutting edge technology to create world class games as a key influencer within a strong, collaborative, highly creative team.


Applications are continuously reviewed and submitted to the studio with professional representation so apply now with a copy of your CV and link to portfolio. For more information call Jon 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


Jon Norfolk

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