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Senior Technical Animator

Posted on: 4th October 2021

Join a studio driven by the motivation to make games that players want to play, hard at work creating a AAA character-focused title across PC, Console and Switch.

About The Studio

Founded in 2021 by veterans of the gaming industry, this is a studio building a foundation of trust and transparency with collaboration and inclusion at its core. There is no crunch and no clocking in.

With the goal of creating a AAA character-focused title across PC, Console and Switch, this is a studio driven by the motivation to make games that players want to play. With backing from one the largest American VC firms they are poised to make this a reality with a major IP.

To help them achieve their goals they are looking to double in size from their core team of 16 to 32 by the end of 2021 and then to 56 in the first half of 2022. This is truly a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a well funded studio with a clear vision of its future.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Joining the team as Senior Technical Animator you will work closely with a creative animation team to produce high quality animation rigs and tools.

  • Creating control rigs for a range of characters and creatures
  • Troubleshooting pipeline and technical issues
  • Supporting the development and advancement of tools
  • Creating assets and documentation for training purposes
  • Animation retargeting between characters
  • Technical character setup within Unreal

About You

Working closely across all departments you will be a proactive team player. To be considered you will need the following skills and attributes:


  • 4+ years of experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Maya
  • Good understanding of Unreal and industry standard tools specific to animation and rigging
  • Outstanding understanding of Animation and rigging principles
  • Knowledge of MEL or Python scripting languages
  • Fantastic communication and problem solving skills
  • C++ knowledge would be advantageous

Please note, even if you do not match these requirements exactly but still believe you’ll be a good fit, we want to hear from you.

Benefits + Perks:

  • Company pension
  • Vitality health insurance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Company bonus plan
  • Long term illness and enhanced death in service cover
  • Hybrid/flexible working supported

About Us

At Haptic Recruit we know that people-first recruitment is fundamental to our success. We work closely with talented candidates and innovative studios to offer the best opportunities and build the best teams.

Operating on the belief that a studio’s strength comes from the team they build to bring their ideas to life, we are dedicated to building the most talented, diverse game makers.

As part of this commitment whenever you apply for a job with us one of our specialist recruiters will support you each step of the way. From introductions and interviews to accepting an offer and submitting your resignation we’re always here to help.

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