• Senior Technical Animator

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Arkane Studios is looking for a strong Sr. Technical Animator to join our Austin, Texas team for work on AAA games for PC and next-generation console systems.


    • Work with the animation team to define, create and maintain the animation pipeline
    • Design and support complex character, facial and weapon rigs in Maya
    • Own the skinning process for a variety of characters, garments and gear
    • Create custom tools and scripts to increase the productivity and efficiency of the animation team
    • Support and improve the integration of animation assets from Maya to game engine


    • Experience in creating and maintaining an efficient animation pipeline throughout a AAA production cycle
    • Strong working knowledge of both MEL and Python (additional languages a plus)
    • Capable of rigging and skinning high quality character assets
    • Experience working with Maya (3ds Max and MotionBuilder a plus)
    • Experience with retargeting animation data via Maya or Motionbuilder
    • Experience in creating animation state machines and blend trees in a game engine
    • Understanding of physics simulation setup and implementation (ex: cloth, ragdoll)
    • Receptive to feedback and able to work through an iterative process
    • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with strong communication skills and cooperative attitude


    As part of the application process. please submit work samples which demonstrate the following:

    • Character rigging and skinning capabilities
    • Documentation or videos describing previous tool development

    Preferred Skills

    • 5+ years of production experience
    • Strong passion for video games
    • Animation background


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