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In this position, you will work closely with the programming and animation teams to implement animation using engine tools and animation authoring packages. This is a technical role, so you must be comfortable spending time on the technical side of production but at the same time have a good eye for animation. You will be working under the guidance of the Lead Technical Animator.

We’re an iterative development studio and you will need to be comfortable working in a fluid environment with competing demands. We also believe that the best games are made by diverse teams, and we welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain animation graphs.

  • Integrate new animations into the current pipeline.

  • Debug animation graphs to solve gameplay animation issues.

  • Ensure animation quality is not compromised by limitations of technical processes.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in games development, preferably with one shipped title under your belt.

  • Experience with graph based systems and setting up graphs.

  • Strong knowledge of Maya or Motion Builder.

  • Debugging animation graphs.

  • Good ability to write technical documentation.

Our Global Benefits & Perks

  • Unlimited coaching & therapy — with Oliva, to support your mental health

  • Stock Options — everyone owns a piece of our success

  • Compassionate Leave — regardless of who it is, whether you’ve miscarried, or a lost a pet, you don’t need to tell us why

  • Caregiver Leave — up to 5 days each year to support your loved ones

  • Pension scheme — to finance those golden years

  • Socials office & remote events, play sessions and company-wide parties

  • And even more benefits based on your location!

If you’re based in the UK

  • 29 Annual Leave + 3 bank holidays - we’re flexible with most bank holidays so you can use the time to celebrate what’s important to you

  • Long Service Days - 2 extra days added on your 2nd & 4th anniversaries with us.

  • Private Medical Insurance - full cover with AXA

  • Healthcare Cash Plan - Level 3 cover with Medicash

  • Enhanced Family Leave - Primary caregivers; 13 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay, Secondary caregivers; 2 weeks full pay

  • Cycle2Work Scheme - lease a bike through us and save on tax too!

  • Electric Car Charging - electric car charging at our Port office in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Please note: Our benefits are reviewed annually and subject to change.

About us

Build A Rocket Boy is developing EVERYWHERE; an experience with a breadth of unimaginable gameplay adventure.

We are a mix of industry leading veterans whose credits include some of the best selling and most loved games of all time. We’re a creative digital entertainment studio with an open and progressive methodology, dedicated to delivering games of the highest calibre possible.

If you want to feel comfortable, inspired, and appreciated in your work pursuits then come join us. We have offices in Edinburgh, Budapest and can consider WFH candidates for specific roles.