Job Details

Listed

Jul 27, 2022

Location

United Kingdom

Closing Date

Aug 24, 2022

Larian Studios

Generalist Technical Animator

Larian is seeking a Generalist Technical Animator to join the team that has experience working on all skills related to the craft: Python development, rigging and authoring blend trees for gameplay animation systems. This position is best suited for tech animators that are looking for an ever-changing challenge and that are comfortable working in different areas of the Animation pipeline. Given that you will work with a multitude of people from different departments, good communication skills are a must as well as interest in not only animation pipelines but game development as a whole.

Responsibilities

  • Write and collaborate with our seniors writing Python scripts in order to help us maintain and improve our existing pipelines and animation tools
  • Develop and prototype new gameplay and cinematic animation systems and maintain the existing ones according to the changes and evolution of the game
  • Support the rigging team with the creation of a variety of characters, creatures, heads, armors, etc and ensure their correct functionality in the game
  • Communicate and work with multiple development teams, like Animation, Art, Cinematics, etc
  • Integrate a variety of assets into the game and validate these are working properly
  • Debug and resolve bugs assigned to you in a timely manner while making sure you meet the production deadlines
  • Communicate with the production team on concerns and production issues ahead of time
  • Support the Lead of the department in any ad hoc tasks and duties

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient in Python scripting or similar languages
  • Experience developing new animation gameplay systems in any node-base system like Unreal or similar engines
  • Skilled in rigging and skinning in Maya for video games, with experience in bipedal, facial setups and creatures
  • Good knowledge of the principles of animation and how to apply them in order to get appealing animation
  • Team oriented and has a strong desire for collaborative participation in a team-based pipeline across different geographic locations
  • Able to take direction and feedback positively, adapt to change and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, methodical and organized approach to work with high quality standards
  • Sense of initiative, originality and resourcefulness in problem solving

Nice to Haves

  • Knowledge in C#, C++ a strong plus
  • Knowledge in Motion Builder is a plus, especially working with the Story tool (or equivalent)

We Offer

  • Work within an international team on a daily basis, spread between multiple studios across the world
  • Inheritance of a totally awesome, multidisciplinary and remarkably talented team to grow with.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with ever-evolving skillsets and passion for player experience. If you want to contribute to making amazing RPG experiences, we would love to hear from you.