SENIOR TECHNICAL ANIMATOR
2 YEAR CONTRACT

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of world-class staff and are seeking an exceptionally talented Senior Technical Animator who is ready for the challenge of producing our next unannounced AAA title.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Report to Lead Technical Animator, keeping them informed of daily/weekly progress.
  • Maintain, improve and create in-house animation and rigging pipelines and toolsets.
  • Coach non-senior members in new tools, knowledge and alternative effective ways of working to further improve group skillsets and knowledge base.

Technical Requirements

  • Unreal 4 experience.
  • Knowledge of Motion Builder and 3ds Max
  • Experience writing tools in Python for a variety of programs.
  • Meticulous working methods and well organised.
  • Skill with cloth, physics and ragdoll setups.
  • Any Knowledge of the following is a bonus:
    • Motion Builder
      • ORSDK
    • 3ds Max SDK.
      • Maxscript
      • C++
    • Maya:
      • Mel
      • PyMel

Skill Requirements

  • The ability to consistently rig/skin complex models and animation setups to a high level with as few iterations as possible.
  • An excellent working knowledge of Motion Builder and 3ds Max (2015 and above).
  • An excellent working knowledge of Python
  • An excellent working knowledge of Maxscript and dotNet libraries to create toolsets to support rigging solutions.
  • Able to work well on their own as well as a part of the larger team.
  • Self-motivated to learn new techniques and methods.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Capable of writing detailed documentation.
  • Exceptional eye for detail.
  • Strong animation background.

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