Technical Animator - Total War

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We are looking for a keen Technical Animator to join our team, pushing the visual excellence of our games to the next level. 

Working with our highly accomplished Total War team, the successful candidate will join our Technical Animation team developing rigs, skins and tools for a variety of characters, vehicles and props, whilst supporting our many animators and artists.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be working with the Technical Animation team creating rigs for characters, vehicles and props using in-house tools. You will skin a wide variety of assets and implement these into our game engine. Working with the team you will develop tools and processes to improve the workflow for our accomplished animation teams. 

Importantly, you will be approachable and accessible in provide technical support to animators and artists. You will collaborate and communicate with the wider game development team to understand the needs of the various projects to solve production challenges and improve existing systems and workflows.

You be proactive and passionate about your work, developing and maintaining animation tools and systems to solve production challenges. You will also provide feedback where relevant on existing systems and workflows.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Highly developed understanding of figure and facial anatomy
  • Proactive and passionate about technical animation and supporting the animation team
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and time management skills
  • Previously shipped AAA game titles in an equivalent role
  • Scripting experience (Python, PyMel, mel)
  • In depth knowledge of Maya
  • Experience designing and maintaining tools in a production environment


  • Excellent understanding of Python, C++ and/or Maya API
  • Production experience with Motionbuilder and 3DS Max
  • Excellent understanding of 3D math (linear algebra, vector and matrix math)

Please provide a showreel with your application

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.