Technical Animator

Rapidly Growing Indie Studio - Successful Established IP - Flexible Working and Great Benefits

Job Type
Salary on application
5 days ago

Skillsearch is helping a mid-sized independent video game studio of around 100 developers find an experienced Technical Animator to join their talented team. This full-time technical animation role is based in Toronto, Canada, and offers an excellent salary and benefits package, including flexible working. 

As a skilled and attentive Technical Animator, you will be responsible for a wide range of tasks and should expect various issues and challenges across different game areas. You will work directly with studio administration, animators and programmers to bring characters alive and realize the vision of the game's combat. 

In your first few weeks in this Technical Animator role, you can expect to: 

  • Develop and improve in-game animation systems and tools in collaboration with animators and designers 
  • Conduct prototyping efforts that include a risk assessment and close collaboration with programmers 
  • Improve or create pipelines where necessary 
  • Create and maintain documentation 
  • Support animators and designers with the integration when needed 

To apply for this technical animation job, you will need at least 3 years of professional experience as a technical animator in the gaming industry, preferably next-gen. You will also require the following: 

  • Digital content creation tools experience (Maya and Motion Builder preferable) 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • A high degree of self-motivation and initiative-taking 
  • An understanding and passion for video games 
  • The desire and the ability to take on research and self-education 

You will receive an excellent salary for your knowledge, expertise and flexibility. You will also receive great benefits, including 6.5 weeks of paid vacation, a game launch bonus structure, relocation assistance, a flexible schedule and work location, and healthcare and benefits. 

If this full-time Technical Animator job in Toronto motivates and inspires you, please get in touch with Dan from Skillsearch at today. We'd love to help you get your next role. 

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

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Daniel Everett

Game Art Consultant - North America

Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.

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