Technical Animator - Star Wars
Zynga
Brighton, UK
3d ago

Job Purpose

We are looking for Technical Animator to join us at BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, in creating Star Wars™ : Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices.

Star Wars : Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, team-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with Animators, Riggers, and Engineers to implement character animations in Unreal
  • To be responsible for the overall look and feel of a character's in-game animations and how they gel together
  • R&D character animation features, with a keen eye on performance and maintainability
  • Diagnosing animation issues / bugs and providing solutions and or recommendations to engineers
  • Curate character animation assets within Unreal project
  • Experience in other scripting and programming languages
  • Participate in reviews; respond to critical feedback in a professional manner and give feedback to your peers
  • Required Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of the Unreal engine
  • Experience building and maintaining complex animation blueprints in Unreal
  • An understanding of procedural animation systems such as IK, rigid bodies
  • Good understanding of character skinning and physics simulation setup i.e. Ragdolls
  • Self-organised and willing to participate in team meetings
  • Genuine passion for games and animation
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Maya rigging
  • Working knowledge of gameplay ability system in Unreal
  • Ability to animate
  • Previous shipped AAA title
  • Knowledge of C++
  • A passion for creating games
  • An affinity for the Star Wars brand
  • What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme, Zynga stock allocation and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Private medical care, dental and healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection
  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave
  • Discounted gym membership and free weekly (virtual) fitness classes
  • Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Summer and Christmas parties
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