Senior Technical Animator - Forza Team

Playground Games
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Playground Games are seeking a Senior Technical Animator to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of rigging and animation systems and will play a key role in developing our internal animation pipeline.

As a Senior Technical Animation specialist, you’ll work with the animation and engineering teams to devise animation solutions and pipelines, create rigs for animators and assist in developing our animation workflows. Your strong analytical ability and planning skills will help the studio develop rigging/animation pipelines and tools for the future to support of character and animation production.

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong knowledge and experience of rigging and deformation in Maya and 3DS Max.
  • Ability to code with Python and Maxscript (plugin development with C++ would be a distinct advantage).
  • Experience creating animation networks and handling runtime IK solutions.
  • Motivated, creative and able to utilise own initiative to implement solutions and improvements to internal processes.
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your animation rigs and rigging tool development for AAA titles.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Playground Games is part of Xbox Game Studios and one of the highest rated video game developers in the world, with two AAA studios based in Leamington Spa. 

Famed for the critically-acclaimed Forza Horizon franchise, our latest release, Forza Horizon 4, is the highest rated Xbox exclusive this generation with a 92 metacritic. In both 2017 and 2018 the studio has awarded Best Place to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

Our newly-established second studio is committed to bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from around the world to develop an unannounced open-world action RPG.