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!
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.
Experience working with mocap data
Facial animation setups
Knowledge of programming languages like C++ or C# is a plus
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
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.