Senior Tech Animator

CCP Games
London, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Senior Technical Animator

The Senior Technical Animator is responsible for the design and technical implementation of character and vehicle animations. They should be able to solve any technical issues related to art/animation production. In close cooperation with the Design, Concept, and Art, they work on improving the existing pipelines and developing new tools to assist and expedite asset and animation creation.


  • Create and implement in-game animations as an integral part of the asset delivery pipelines
  • Works with Concept, Design, and Art team to collaboratively bring characters and vehicles to life
  • Develop technical animation pipelines and tools to deliver cutting edge animations
  • Creates automated animation setups and rigs
  • Mentor junior/intermediate staff by giving constructive and creative feedback and support
  • Add dynamic elements and visual effects to static assets in a meticulous manner in many formats.
  • Create intricate but conceptually sound animations that level up the player experience
  • Define how elements within projects will interact, build, transition, and function from the concept stage to final implementation
  • Creatively and proactively solve resource-restricted tech challenges while working on the art assets that make it in-game.


  • Strong knowledge of 3DS Max/Maya and Photoshop
  • Experience using Motion Builder
  • Experience in creating art assets for PC games using 3DS Max/Maya
  • Proficiency in MaxScript/MEL
  • At least three years of relevant experience in the game development industry
  • Strong understanding of character and vehicle animation pipelines
  • Self-driven, responsible, and detail-oriented person
  • Passion for computer games
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Strong passion for making the best damn space sim ever
  • Must be open to input, and a team player
  • Unreal Engine


  • Knowledge of Perforce
  • Experience in other scripting and programming languages (XML, Lua)
  • Knowledge of complex rigging
  • Experience working with state machines

What we can offer you:

  • The inspiring challenge of working on a pioneering ambitious project with great co-workers
  • An opportunity to learn and grow within an international company
  • A multicultural work environment that encourages growth, creativity and innovation
  • Free lunches, drinks and snacks
  • A family-friendly work environment with flexible work hours
  • Employer contributory pension plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Private medical and dental benefits
  • Annual Transportation grant
  • Annual Sports grant 

Skills & Requirements

  • motion builder
  • Maya
  • 3DSM
  • UE4

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option
  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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About the Company

CCP was founded in 1997 in Reykjavik, Iceland. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as one of the most innovative companies in interactive entertainment, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide.

We are innovators

Creating worlds that are limitless and thrilling

Since then, CCP has dedicated itself to the development of cutting edge games. CCP is founded on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pioneering work in virtual reality, which we think will play an increasingly important role in gaming, and beyond, in the years to come.