Technical Animator

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
South East UK
Splash Damage
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About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. Last year, we launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on PC and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. We’re currently working on Gears of War 4 and several other high-profile projects on PC and console. We’re looking for talented artists to help make them great!

The Role

As a Technical Animator at Splash Damage you will be responsible for working with a team of animators and technical artists in developing and maintaining animation systems, rigs, tools and workflow processes. The candidate will be expected to:

Plan, build and maintain our internal animation tools and pipelines.
Assist with planning, implementation and development of editor and gameplay animation features.
Develop and maintain the rigging/skinning of a varied selection of humanoid characters as well as creatures, vehicles and props.

Essential Skills and Experience

Good eye for animation is a must.
Great communication and people management skills.
Excellent problem solving, highly motivated and proactive with a CAN DO attitude
Expert knowledge of Maya’s animation pipelines (layers, trax and blend editors, mocap tools)
Excellent knowledge of scripting /code systems: MEL, Python, OpenMaya API.
Familiar with game engine animation systems: Unreal, Morpheme, Unity…
+3 years working on AAA pc or console videogames
Have a relevant portfolio demonstrating and showcasing examples ingame animation features, prototypes, tools and rigs developed by the candidate.

Desirable Skills
Experience working with mocap data
Facial animation setups
Knowledge of programming languages like C++ or C# is a plus
UE4 experience

Perks & Benefits
Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
- Complimentary gym membership
- Free eye tests + discounted glasses
- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
- Brand new state of the art office
- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Employee assistance program
- Referral fee

Studio Culture
Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.

Contact Details:
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