ANIMATOR 2 YR +

Rocksteady Studios is looking for an exceptionally talented Animator to join us on a 2 year contract and who is ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To create and develop industry leading gameplay animations and animations that support the narrative of the game.
  • To support motion capture processes from rehearsals to final performance.
  • Have a proactive working relationship with the Animation Director and Animation Lead to ensure assets and direction are consistent and hits the expected quality goals.
  • Work closely with the Animation Team to ensure animation quality is consistent throughout the project long iterative processes.
  • Work with the Animation team and others to ensure pipelines and tools developed are to the needs of the whole department.
  • Showcase experience, quality and strong decision making skills for what makes excellent gaming assets.
  • Be a solid example for non-Seniors to follow suit.

Technical Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of 3DS max and/or Maya.
  • Experienced knowledge of Motion Builder advantageous.
  • Experienced knowledge of the Unreal Engine or similar game engine/s.
  • A strong understanding of the Motion Capture process is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Knowledge of editing software (Premiere/After Effects) is advantageous, but not essential.

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent understanding of classic animation principles.
  • Excellent quality level for producing high quality animation assets.
  • Strong Keyframe Animation skills.
  • Experienced knowledge and understanding of producing in-game animation assets.
  • Strong self-management skills and to be able to bring animation assets in on desired timeframes, at the expected quality levels.
  • Visual story telling skills, beneficial.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • To be pro-active in problem solving and have a great level of independence.
  • Able to work exceptional well within a team: willingness to give and receive feedback, and the ability to embrace change; ability to collaborate productively with others.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private family dental care
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice
  • Studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Gym, Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Access to entire DC back catalogue on Comixology
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 180+ dev team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encouraging biking to work
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses