Animator (Unannounced Project)

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

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Job Description

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 at a Glance

  • Collaborate with Art and Design Directors to create a technically sound, engaging and memorable game
  • Working with programmers, artists and designers to implement of animations into the game
  • Testing, reviewing and iterating upon animations to tune them to the highest quality
  • Demonstrate strong key frame animation ability paying particular attention to making sure animations support the fast-paced nature of the game

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience using 3D animation software, particularly 3DS Max/Character Studio
  • A passion for making and playing multiplayer games, especially first and third person shooters
  • Demonstrable ability creating both realistic and stylised human animations as well as mechanical animations such as weapons
  • The desire to collaborate with game designers, programmers and artists
  • Good working knowledge of game development workflows, engines (e.g. Unreal), processes and tools
  • Understanding of character preparation from modelling, rigging and skinning
  • 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

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Have at least 2 years of professional experience in the video games industry with at least 1 commercially released title
  • Some experience of working on mods or independent game projects
  • Experience with technical animation – rigging/skinning and problem-solving
  • Cinematic and Facial animation experience

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please apply on our careers page.

We review every application which is sent to us and due to the amount we receive this can often cause a delay in our feedback response. Please provide your CV, Portfolio ( if necessary ) and a Cover Letter. As we receive hundreds of applications for our live roles try to make your application stand out from the rest, show us something fun and unique which really displays your character and assets!

About the Company

Splash Damage is famous for crafting blockbuster multiplayer experiences from our studio in Greater London. Our recent projects include multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb and Gears of War 4.

We're currently expanding for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented superstars to help build them.

We look after our staff with a comprehensive package of perks and benefits and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. Come join us!