nDreams

Senior Technical Animator - nDreams Studio (Hybrid)

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Description

We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Technical Animator to join us here at nDreams Studio in Farnborough, working on our upcoming VR game titles.

As a Senior Technical Animator, you will be responsible for creating best-in-class animation systems to enhance the quality of our cutting-edge VR titles. You are passionate about the creative and technical aspects of game animation and enjoy solving problems with a creative/technical mindset.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a AAA real-time character pipeline collaborating with the Animation, Code and Design teams.
  • Help define the technical direction and develop solutions for complex animation requirements.
  • Create tools to streamline rigging workflows.
  • Create well architected and scalable rigging systems.
  • Create and maintain documentation for internal and external use.

Requirements

Who Are We Looking For?

Essential capabilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of Unreal, Maya, Motion Builder and video editing software such as Adobe Premier.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of Unreal Blueprints, sequencer and blend spaces.
  • Confidently communicate effectively across disciplines.
  • Able to consider the performance impact of each implementation.
  • Proficient in creating facial animation.
  • A proactive approach for efficiency in work methods.
  • Able to hand key animation and work with mocap.
  • Solid understanding of body mechanics

 

Desired experience

  • Knowledge of Advanced Skeleton and ngSkin Tools.
  • Knowledge of Python, Pymel, C# and C++.
  • Experience of at least two game development life cycles.

Benefits

Who we are

We are nDreams, a world-leading game developer and publisher with nearly a decade of VR specialism. Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR games with Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, Synapse, Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR. Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the-art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading games developers and publishers.

Why nDreams?

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR.  We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.  

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).

Interested?

The hybrid role is based out of our HQ in Farnborough, UK, but with a unique Flex+ policy that incorporates flexible working between home and office to promote a healthy work/life balance. The studio is easily accessible and within a commutable distance of London and Guildford.

Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch!  Drop us your CV via the link or send us an email to enquiries@ndreams.com.

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