Technical Animator

  • Company: REBELLION
  • Salary:
  • Location: Warwick
  • Reference: 3811e77a681bfc58f5f44e7e5f25e14b0342efae
  • Date: 12 hours ago

Rebellion Warwick is currently seeking an experienced technical animator to work with our animation teams on exciting new game projects. Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of animation systems the successful candidate will play a key role in the evolution of the animation pipeline meeting the demands of new projects and satisfying Rebellion's high quality bar. This is a great opportunity to work at one of Europe's largest independent game developers, using cutting edge technology to create highly successful game titles. This role is full-time based in-house at Rebellion's Warwick studio. We are open to both permanent or fixed-term employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK. We're ideally looking for at least 2 years' experience of video-games development, including 1 year of working in a specific technical animation games role, or relevant transferrable technical animation experience. A 1st class or 2:1 degree in Digital Animation, Computer & Video Games, Computer Animation and Special Effects, or other animation education would be preferred, but we will always consider equivalent professional animation experience. Please include a link to your portfolio of both technical and production animation examples. Requirements Outstanding knowledge of Maya Excellent ability to code MEL and Python (knowledge of PyMel and C++ would be an advantage) Experience of using mo-cap data, clean up & re-targeting processes to produce realistic animations. Highly motivated and creative thinker who takes the initiative in solving problems and seeking improvements Excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as team-working and the ability to accept and follow direction Any knowledge of using a proprietary game engine such as Unreal would be an advantage Passion for animation and a genuine interest in playing games Responsibilities: Work with the animation team to evolve and devise new animation solutions and pipelines for entire game projects Create character rigs and facial animation techniques Identify and address optimisations and efficiencies within the animation pipeline Collaborate with other discipline leads ensuring the animation solution meets the requirements of specific projects Share knowledge with internal and external teams through strong documentation and verbal communication skills Research new technologies, innovations and processes and how they can benefit Rebellion, incorporating this knowledge to future systems where appropriate Work within the animation team on production animation tasks as well as proactively resolving technical animation issues Benefits Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch) Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries

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