The role Sumo
We have an amazing opportunity for a highly creative Lead Technical Animator to join our Sheffield studio where they will have the opportunity to showcase and grow their skills within a seasoned and proven team.
This fantastic opportunity to influence, define and manage the character pipeline of large, genre-defining AAA titles is one not to be missed.
It will give the successful candidate an opportunity to join the Sheffield team in the early stages of growth, allowing them to really make a difference and help inform and develop the toolsets and pipelines for the studio.
You need to have a wealth of experience and impressive track record backed up by a body of work demonstrating your highly creative approach.
A passion for developing intuitive character rigs, innovative animation tools and robust character pipelines is essential.
Experience developing in Python, Pymel and Pyside would be ideal. Maya API and 3D maths experience would be a plus, strong problem solving skills are essential.
Experience of in engine character systems in both Unreal / Unity an advantage.
Within this role you will :
We will need you to have :
What We Offer : · Annual Bonus · Share Incentive Plan · Competitive Pension· Flexible Working · 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday.
a duvet day and Christmas· 5 Learning Days· Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses· Game & Book Libraries· Wrap Parties · Alternative Travel Prize Draw· The Sumo GameJam· Big Family Events· Studio clubs, inc.
running, board games, film · Life Drawing· Yoga Classes· Free fruit and drinks· Employee Referral Bonus · Career Development · Competitive Mat / Paternity & Adoption · Employee Assistance Programme· Life Assurance 4x Salary· Income Protection of 75% · Relocation Support to the UK· Visa Sponsorship Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams (and the amazing work that they do) better! We encourage and welcome ALL applications.
More About The Sumo Sheffield Studio : Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create.
We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands.
Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.