Lead Technical Animator

8bit

8Bit

Our client, a leading AAA console/PC studio currently working on their new IP (AAA console based on UE4) is on the lookout for an experienced Lead Technical Animator focused on managing a highly experienced technical animation team creating an efficient animation pipeline and tools for an original AAA IP. You will be joining an ambitious team that consistently ships innovative AAA action games. 



RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Mentoring, managing, and leading the technical animation department
    • Setting the guidelines, standards, and quality bar for technical animation
    • Characters, creatures, and props rigging and skinning
    • Implementing characters in Unreal Engine 4 including cloth, physics, and blueprint setups
    • Working across disciplines, particularly with the art and animation teams, to ensure a smooth development pipeline that delivers high-quality assets
    • Building custom pipeline tools and working with engine and project leads to the continuous improvement of those tools

REQUIREMENTS:

    • Expert knowledge of Maya, specializing in rigging/skinning
    • Minimum 8 years of experience in technical animation, tools, and pipeline development
    • Experienced building at least 2 AAA titles from start to finish
    • Expert understanding of anatomy and character movement
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly provide technical feedback into the tasks, rigs, toolsets, and documentation
    • Knowledge of current and future technology and trends in video games
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
    • High work ethic and self-motivation
    • Passion for Games

NICE TO HAVE:

    • Knowledge of facial rigs for games, television or film
    • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 art production pipelines
    • Python scripting experience
    • Modeling and animation experience

WHAT THEY OFFER:

    • 100% company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
    • Company paid holidays and an attractive paid time off policy which includes 4 weeks of vacation
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • Flexible Savings Account Programs
    • Commuter Tax benefits and discounted gym memberships
    • Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employe
Not your time for a move? Recommend a friend and earn 700 EUR! Contact: jobs@8bitplay.com

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Date posted: 1970-01-01