Lead AAA Technical Animator

Award-winning Trilogy - Industry Leading Package - Highly Anticipated AAA Project

Location
City of London
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application
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Lead AAA Technical Animator in London

Are you a highly-skilled Technical Animator looking for a new opportunity? Would you like to work at a world-famous AAA studio in central London?

As the Lead Technical Animator at this studio in London, you will be responsible for ensuring the project runs smoothly and on time from a technical animation perspective, as well as managing the Technical Animation team, which will involve mentoring team members and performing reviews with staff.

Becoming a part of the team at this highly respected AAA studio means you will benefit from a huge list of perks. A few of these include private family medical and dental care, annual bonus scheme, studio clubs (comic book, wargaming, chess, new parents, photography, etc.), in house yoga, football, and life drawing sessions, subsidised gym and masseuse on-site, monthly team meals, the list goes on! All of this and more in a state-of-the-art open-plan office in central London.

Lead Unreal Technical Animator key responsibilities:

  • Production duties
    • Create roadmaps for animators across all stages of the project
    • Manage Technical Animators backlogs and risks to ensure smooth-running of the team
    • Assemble asset packs and work on quality control
    • Oversee creation of documentation for projects
    • Hire new staff when required
  • Team management duties
    • Manage and mentor individuals in the Tech Animation team
    • Hold Tech Animation staff one to one’s
    • Perform informal reviews with staff

Essential requirements for this role in London:

  • Strong experience of leading a Tech Animation/rigging team in a AAA environment whilst working on PC and Console Titles
  • Experience
    • Rigging characters of cinematic quality
    • Rigging weapons, props, vehicles, etc.
    • Designing and maintaining rigging and animation pipelines
    • Writing tools in Python for applications and standalone tools
  • Working experience using Maya/3DS Max and Unreal Engine 4 would be hugely beneficial

If you think you have the experience and vision to succeed in this role, we would love to hear from you. As well as all the incredible benefits listed above, if you’re right for this role, you will be offered comprehensive relocation support to get you settled into London without a hitch!

Contact sw@skillsearch.com to discuss the opportunity in depth and have your application considered, or apply online by submitting your CV below now!

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Reference: A010322 (AXUR-565504)

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Senior VFX and Animation Consultant Joe McKernan

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