Senior Technical AnimatorSega EuropeHorsham, United Kingdom11 days agoApplyWe are looking for a talented and experienced candidate who is ready for a new challenge and has a proven track record working on AAA titles.As senior technical animator, you will be the driving force to constantly push the quality and efficiency of animation data in game, collaborating with animators and programmers on a daily basis. You will assist in developing and maintaining our game rigs, as well as our in house Maya tools.Key ResponsibilitiesYou will assist and review existing workflows and tool systems and also develop and maintain animation, rigging and pipeline tools. Within this role you will provide additional technical support to animation teams collaborating and communicating with riggers, animators, artists and animation programmers.Knowledge, Skill and ExperienceEssentialExcellent knowledge of PythonExcellent knowledge of MayaExcellent understanding of animation systemsStrong understanding of 3D math (linear algebra, vector and matrix math)Strong understanding of optimisation and performance processesExtensive experience designing and maintaining tools in a production environmentPreviously shipped AAA titles in an equivalent role.DesirableExperience with complex face rig setupExperience with C++Experience with MotionbuilderExperience with 3DS MaxCurrently Creative Assembly is working fully remotely and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. We will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants, and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidaysAnnual discretionary studio bonusDefined career development pathways and personalised training support with a dedicated learning and development. We offer among other activities; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendancePrivate medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screeningSeason ticket travel loans and cycle to work schemeFree bike servicing and discounted car valet service on siteFree games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games libraryFree breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchenAn employee assistance programme and onsite confidential wellbeing sessionsIn-studio heavily subsidised massage therapyDiscounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchersAmazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releasesFree Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classesA range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads moreWe offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy.Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values. We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft. Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.If this sounds like you, apply now.