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Rebellion

Technical Animator

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Rebellion
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Warwick

Description

Rebellion Warwick is currently seeking an experienced technical animator to work with our animation teams on exciting new game projects. Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of animation systems the successful candidate will play a key role in the evolution of the animation pipeline meeting the demands of new projects and satisfying Rebellion’s high quality bar. This is a great opportunity to work at one of Europe’s largest independent game developers, using cutting edge technology to create highly successful game titles.

This role is full-time based in-house at Rebellion’s Warwick studio. We are open to both permanent or fixed-term employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK.

We’re ideally looking for at least 2 years’ experience of video-games development, including 1 year of working in a specific technical animation games role, or relevant transferrable technical animation experience. A 1st class or 2:1 degree in Digital Animation, Computer & Video Games, Computer Animation and Special Effects, or other animation education would be preferred, but we will always consider equivalent professional animation experience.

Please include a link to your portfolio of both technical and production animation examples.

Requirements

  • Outstanding knowledge of Maya
  • Excellent ability to code MEL and Python (knowledge of PyMel and C++ would be an advantage)
  • Experience of using mo-cap data, clean up & re-targeting processes to produce realistic animations.
  • Highly motivated and creative thinker who takes the initiative in solving problems and seeking improvements
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as team-working and the ability to accept and follow direction
  • Any knowledge of using a proprietary game engine such as Unreal would be an advantage
  • Passion for animation and a genuine interest in playing games

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the animation team to evolve and devise new animation solutions and pipelines for entire game projects
  • Create character rigs and facial animation techniques
  • Identify and address optimisations and efficiencies within the animation pipeline
  • Collaborate with other discipline leads ensuring the animation solution meets the requirements of specific projects
  • Share knowledge with internal and external teams through strong documentation and verbal communication skills
  • Research new technologies, innovations and processes and how they can benefit Rebellion, incorporating this knowledge to future systems where appropriate
  • Work within the animation team on production animation tasks as well as proactively resolving technical animation issues

Benefits

  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to Β£2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries