Senior Technical Animator - New IP

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Creative Assembly’s award-winning team behind Alien: Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand-new and exciting First Person Tactical Shooter IP.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Technical Animator to join our talented team at Creative Assembly, your mission is to empower our animators and artists to create visual excellence, pushing our games to the next level.

Key Responsibilities

As a Senior Technical Animator, you will work with the animation and engineering teams to devise animation solutions and pipelines, create rigs and assist in developing our animation workflows. 

A key part of this role will be to define, create and maintain a rich set of in-house tools to increase the productivity and efficiency of the animation and art teams. You will be expected to drive new technology and the development of animation systems, providing support for run-time solutions.

You will be able to communicate well, solving problems and collaborating with the team to develop new features, processes and pipelines.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Previous experience in a technical animation role in a game development environment
  • Expert knowledge of Maya
  • Expert knowledge of Python and PyMel
  • UE4 or similar engine production experience with characters and animation systems
  • Proven skills and experience in Character pipelines and workflow
  • Proven skills and experience in Maya rigging techniques
  • Experience designing and maintaining tools in a production environment
  • Pro-active communication and problem-solving skills - both within and outside of your department


  • In depth knowledge of Motion Builder
  • Experience with Maya C++ API
  • Experience with Motion Capture processes and pipelines
  • Proven skills and experience in facial rigging
  • UE4 production experience
  • Experience using blendtree and state machine systems
  • Understanding of 3D maths (linear algebra, vector and matrix maths)

Please submit a Portfolio/ Showreel link with your application to be considered for this role

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.