Animator

Splash Damage
Bromley, London, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

About Splash Damage

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years. 

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. 

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!

We are currently working on several exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!

The Role

We’re looking for an Animator to join a new team at Splash Damage and help bring our characters to life.  As Animator at Splash Damage you will be responsible for working with the team to conceive, prototype, and implement exciting gameplay features, and collaborate with the Art and Creative Directors to drive for high and consistent quality across the game.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Art and Design Directors to create a technically sound, engaging and memorable game
  • Working with programmers, artists and designers to implement gameplay animations into the game
  • Testing, reviewing and iterating upon animations to tune them to the highest quality

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 3 years of experience using Maya in a production environment to create both in game animations and in game cinematic sequences
  • Demonstrable in a showreel the ability to create both realistic and stylised human animations as well as mechanical animations such as weapons
  • Good working knowledge of game development workflows, engines (e.g. UE4), processes and tools
  • A keen motive to be proactive and efficient in work methods whilst maintaining high standards
  • A great team player, able to communicate, learn from and teach others in a respectable manner.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem-solving skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Mocap cleaning and editing
  • Camera work experience
  • Technical animation knowledge as rigging and skinning
  • Facial animation

Studio Culture 

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We get together regularly for a wide range of social events, enjoying pub quizzes, cinema trips and gaming nights, competing in our plethora of sports and game groups, and letting our hair down at our legendary company parties, karaoke and our weekly Friday get togethers for in-house drinks, games and more.
 
Find out more on our Studio page. 

Skills & Requirements

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 3 years of experience using Maya in a production environment to create both in game animations and in game cinematic sequences
  • Demonstrable in a showreel the ability to create both realistic and stylised human animations as well as mechanical animations such as weapons
  • Good working knowledge of game development workflows, engines (e.g. UE4), processes and tools
  • A keen motive to be proactive and efficient in work methods whilst maintaining high standards
  • A great team player, able to communicate, learn from and teach others in a respectable manner.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem-solving skills

 Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Mocap cleaning and editing
  • Camera work experience
  • Technical animation knowledge as rigging and skinning
  • Facial animation

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years. 

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. 

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!

We are currently working on several exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!