Animator
Gaming
Birmingham
£23k - £35k + Benefits

Animator

Ref: 263| Posted: 9th May 2022

Animator & Senior Animator Wanted – Computer / AAA Video Game Studio - West Midlands( Full time Remote Work also Available) 

 

COMPANY

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Fantastic opportunity for both an Animator and Senior Animator (Two jobs available) to join a growing AAA Gaming Developer.

Based in the midlands my client is a reputable gaming developer with over 60+ staff and growing, working on exciting projects with a long-term pipeline of work to fuel further growth of the business and your career.

They have a longstanding track record of working on well known AAA titles and have a relaxed and personable company culture, creating a motivated and pleasant team environment.

So if you are fed up of being treated like just another number at a big corporate company, this family feel business would be an ideal home.

What makes it GREAT?

-Excellent opportunity for career progression, going through an exciting period of organic growth.

-Company has very low staff turnover, Excellent sign that they look after their staff.

-Big enough to keep you busy, small enough to know your name.

-Excellent company benefits and very generous holiday allowance. 

-Exciting and diverse AAA projects, working on Iconic projects on a variety of platforms.

LOCATION: Worcestershire/ West Midlands (Remote Work also available

This employer is situated on the outskirts of Birmingham, just a short distance from multiple supermarkets, coffee houses, food shops and more. A short 10 minute walk to the train station means that you are easily linked via Birmingham or Worcester, and parking is freely available both onsite and roadside. (Full time remote work is also available)

 

ROLE:

To help develop and deliver high quality character and environment animation for AAA Unreal 4 projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the art team to develop fully realised rigs and animations for use in large-scale game world environments and for a variety of organic character and mechanical models.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Art Director & Art Team to deliver animations that suit the specified style and purpose.
  • Create, maintain and help improve animation pipelines across projects.
  • Work within the specifications of the project and technology, keeping animation assets within a budget.

 REQUIREMENTS: 


To be considered for this Animator role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Good practical understanding of Unreal Engine 4’s animation pipeline.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of motion, character and physical interactions within a game world.
  • Professional level of animation production for games, preferably using Maya.
  • Expert standard of skin weighting and rigging.
  • Good understanding of mesh topology and how to best structure it to achieve clean deformation.
  • Strong understanding skeletal mesh setup within Unreal Engine 4.
  • Knowledge of Inverse Kinematics and physical simulation techniques.

REMUNERATION:

The successful Animator will receive:

-Competitive Salary + Benefits

-Company bonus scheme

-Private healthcare

-Flexible working hours.

-28 days holiday (Including bank holidays) + 2 weeks shutdown over Christmas

-Staff Care packages

-Social Gaming nights. 

-Company outings & events (Summer BBQs & Christmas Parties)

-Ample staff car parking. 


To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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