Lead Technical Animator - AAA - London

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Job Reference: BBBH3409
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games & Level Design
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Rate



We are looking to add to our family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Lead Technical Animator who is ready for the challenge of leading a team of Tech Animators towards our next title, on next generation platforms.

PRODUCTION

  • Work closely with the Lead Animator, Cinematic Director, Lead Tech Artist, Lead Character Artists and Lead Environment Artist in ensuring the project vision is shared.
  • Responsible for working with the Production team to create schedules/roadmaps for the Tech Animators, delivering across the stages of the project.
  • Manage and prioritise the Tech Animators backlogs, bugs and risks in an effective manner, to ensure smooth running of the department throughout the project.
  • Scope, manage and run the Outsource plans for Gameplay Animation, when required. This will include: Assembling benchmark internal asset packs and documentation. Quality control and providing clear and regular feedback.
  • Meet strict production deadlines/goals, be malleable and have clear strategies for times of change, due to the nature of the schedules.
  • Liaise with key members of staff and dependency departments, to identify workflow issues and potential requirements.
  • Be a point of contact for all communication in and out of Tech Animation group.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of all relevant documentation for the project(s), including Naming & terminology for all gameplay animation assets and folder structures.
  • Ability to interview and hire exceptional members of staff when staffing plans need addressing.
  • Ability to professionally represent the Tech Animation department in-house or externally, regarding PR and external partners is a plus.


TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Liaise with all key staff to identify workflow issues, process concerns, and toolset requirements in order to further improve function.
  • Responsible for managing and developing the individuals within the Tech Animation team to ensure they are achieving the best results, are happy and set up to excel in the studio.
  • Organise and regularly hold Tech Animation staff 121's.
  • Ensure high working morale of the Tech Animation members.
  • Perform numerous desk-to-desk informal reviews with members of staff.
  • Be a role model for all members of the Tech teams by emphasizing project and company goals and providing regular feedback on personal performance.
  • Be a mentor for junior and new members of the Tech Animation team.
  • Distribute workloads to members of staff according to their individual skillsets in a bid to achieve the best results possible.
  • Encourage/promote new learnings from members of staff.


There is a HUGE benefits package

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