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Senior Technical Animator - Character (Narrative Adventure)

LOCATION

Liverpool, UK / Remote within UK

DURATION

Permanent

SALARY

We offer a very competitive package, which is dependent on experience.

THE ROLE

We're looking for a Senior Technical Animator to join our team on a dark, story-driven next generation ‘Narrative Adventure’ with genre defining goals.

This huge, highly ambitious partnership project takes atmosphere, storytelling, player agency and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory on next-generation hardware technologies.

This project has AAA ambitions with a heavy focus on art, animation and delivering unique character performances to heighten player presence and immersion to new levels

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support the Animation team with planning, knowledge sharing and general technical support
  • Create tools/scripts to aid animators with regards to exporting to game
  • Character rigging/skinning including facial set-ups, cloth/hair/physics, and props
  • Support the implementation of best-in-class character animation
  • Collaborate with code and animation team to make sure they are working as efficiently and as stress free as possible.
  • Support the Leads and wider team to create and maintain documentation standards and practices for in-game technical animation
  • Identifying shortfalls in technical animation skills and assisting with the recruitment process
  • Working with Dev Managers to ensure a realistic project scope
  • Bring your own experience of best working practices to the team
ROLE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Proven experience as a Senior Technical Animator on at least one shipped PC or Console title
  • Proven experience producing high quality rigged and skinned characters
  • Proven experience working with motion capture data from 3rd party providers
  • Excellent knowledge of animation and the processes involved in creating animations
  • A strong knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder
  • Experience with implementing animation and animation logic in a game engine
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
ADDITIONAL OR DESIRED SKILLS:
  • Experience with Python.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experience with Unreal Engine AnimGraph, Montages, Blendspaces etc
  • Experience with Unreal Engine Sequencer
  • Console development experience

If you believe you have the right skills and experience for a role on an exciting new project, please email your C.V. and supporting portfolio to jobs@firesprite.com with the Job Code or hit the apply button below.

Job Reference: HB-STAC-01