SENIOR ANIMATOR

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. 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