SENIOR ANIMATOR

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff on a 2 year contract. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Animator 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 dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment 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
  • 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 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab