Senior Gameplay Animator

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Creative Assembly is looking for an Experienced Gameplay Animator to work on our highly successful, multi award-winning Total War series.
 
The team is looking for a talented, creative animator, able to craft and implement believable Human and Creature animations for our fantasy titles.
 
This is an excellent opportunity for you to push your imagination and skills on a multi award winning series that has sold millions of copies worldwide.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
As part of the animation team you will have ownership of your tasks, from Maya to their implementation in game. You will make sure that the standard of your work is of the highest quality, judging it by its function and appearance in game, not in a playblast. You will be able to creatively interpret and apply reference when no direct reference is available.
 
Communication, approachability and proactivity is vital in this role, as you will be expected to engage with other disciplines to achieve your vision and to mentor less experienced team members. An understanding of game pipelines and gameplay mechanics is important in this position.
 
Knowledge, Skill and Experience
 
Essential
 
Experience dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
Understand animation pipelines from conceptual phase to deployment
Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivity
Good hand-key animation skills for both human and creatures
Excellent communication skills and ability to work well within a small team
Ability to receive and apply critique on your work and complete tasks by the assigned due dates
 
Desirable
 
Experience of development of a title from start to finish
Interest in Total War\Strategy Games
Motion Capture experience
Motion Builder experience
Please Submit a Portfolio/ Showreel link with your application to be considered for this role. Applications cannot be considered without an accompanying Portfolio/Showreel.
 
Currently Creative Assembly is working fully remotely and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. We will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.
 
We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants, and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. 
 
We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
 
Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
Annual discretionary studio bonus
Defined career development pathways and personalised training support with a dedicated learning and development. We offer among other activities; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
An employee assistance programme and onsite confidential wellbeing sessions
In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases
Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. 
 
Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values. We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft. Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
 
Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
 
If this sounds like you, apply now. 
 
Please mention that you saw this role advertised on the Wired Sussex Jobsite.

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