Senior Technical Animator – Guildford (UK) – £200-£250 a day – AAA Console Games

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Job Title Senior Technical Animator – Guildford (UK) – £200-£250 a day – AAA Console Games
Skills Required Animator
Job Description Job Title: Senior Technical Animator
Location: Guildford (UK)
Salary: £200-£250 a day
Job Type: 12 Month Contract
Platforms: Console

My client is seeking a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Senior Technical Animator to be a key contributor on a recently announced Online Action/Strategy RPG game. The ideal candidate is somebody who is passionate about games and has previous experience implementing, managing and maintaining animation, rigging and content authoring pipelines. The focus of the role is to continually develop their in house tool sets, ensuring that their content creators can meet the quality standards and production efficiency requirements of the project.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop and maintain existing pipelines and tool sets
• Work with and support both internal and external content creators
• Be responsible for the life of an asset all the way into and including the game engine
• Work with Leads to address pipeline and project needs
• Make recommendations and provide solutions to improve efficiency, quality, and overall workflow
• Document and promote internal tools and pipeline improvements
• Develop tools with an emphasis on UX and usability
• Work within the content tools team, providing mentoring and knowledge sharing where appropriate

REQUIREMENTS:
• Excellent knowledge of Maya
• Expert knowledge of Python scripting
• Strong understanding of Animation and Character pipelines and workflow architecture
• Able to work within a pre-existing codebase
• Previous experience developing tools and pipelines across the lifetime of a project
• Experience with developing compiled plugins in Maya (C++/C#)
• Excellent problem-solving and strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities on a project pipeline

ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS:
• Experience working in Unreal (4 or 3)
• Experience developing with PyMel, PyQt/PySide
• Knowledge of MySQL and databases
• Experience working with or developing for Perforce or similar source control

A competitive day rate is on offer for the successful applicant as well as working on an exciting project for a next generation console. All applicants must be eligible to work in the EU.

To avoid disappointment apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously and this position is bound to prove popular! Please email your up to date CV and Demo Reel to officemanager@opmjobs.com

Jon Norfolk | Art & Animation Consultant
OPM Response Ltd
www.opmjobs.com |
Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214425 |
Email: Jon@opmjobs.com |
Skype: jon.norfolk.opm |
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jonnorfolkopm |
Twitter: AnimationOPM

The salary bracket shown is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer. Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.
Salary DOE
Location South East
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 27/02/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 2058.
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