SENIOR ANIMATOR 2 YR+

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 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:
    • Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights
  • 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
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London based 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 190+ 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 encourage biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.