Senior Technical Animator wanted for AAA studio in Copenhagen

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Job Reference: BBBH2452
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Artist & Animator
Location: Copenhagen
Salary: Competitive Rate

We are currently looking for a full-time Senior Technical Animator to join our project.
We are prepared to accept applications from the very best talent from around the world and offer relocation packages in order to secure the right candidate for this role.
As an integral part of the Pipeline team, you will work on identifying, developing and implementing the best work conditions for the content developers to execute on the creative vision.You will be working with game designers, artists, animators and programmers, working out technical setups and creating pipelines for animation and character related content.
Your goal is to support the animation and gameplay team in producing and integrating animation content, setting new standards for animation in games.
You will be part of the Pipeline team working with artists, designers, programmers and animators to ensure the best possible conditions for outstanding character animation, among other things this include defining work flows, structures and the organization of animation related content. You will assist in the design and development of animation and character art tools, utilities and pipelines required to setup and animate game characters.
You get to work with character artists ensuring game models are made to meet technical and animation quality requirements. In addition, you will make scripts (e.g. in Python/MaxScript/MEL) or work with programmers, fleshing out desired functionality required by animators, character artists and the engine. Another part of your job will be to assist character artists with skinning and rigging of characters, including setups for facial animation and create and maintain documentation on best practices working with our current tool set. In addition, you will deliver content and features within quality, schedule and technical limitations.

What is required?

You are an accomplished technical animator with experience working in the video games industry having produced work for at least one published title. You have programming and tool/utility development experience with Python, PySide and one or more 3D application API and solid rigging and skinning skills. Working experience with Motion Builder and 3DS Max/Maya is required as well as an understanding of animation runtime including animation networks.
You have a strong understanding of anatomy and an ability to look past immediate technical constraints and work with evolving game and technical requirements as they happen. You work solution oriented, are analytical minded and organized. You have to be self-motivated towards overcoming creative challenges and possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English. A passion for video games is mandatory.

We’d be thrilled if you have working experience with one or more of the following languages or frameworks: FBX SDK, Motion Builder SDK, Maya/Max scripting and APIs, Perforce API, Shotgun API, Database, C++, C#. Experience in working with mocap systems and with FaceFX and FACS will be an advantage. A CG/Games animation background will be preferred.

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