Technical Animator (Tools)

Jul 19, 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Technical Animator (Tools)

For more than twenty years, Criterion Games has entertained millions of players around the world with award-winning titles. We’re a team renowned for our expertise and passion for delivering  phenomenal game feel, AAA audiovisual quality, technical innovation and for pushing boundaries to create immersive narratives. 

With a proud history working on beloved franchises including Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront and Burnout, we’re now challenging the conventions of the racing genre to take the Need For Speed franchise to the next level.

We’re recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK, and we believe that healthy, diverse and engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. We'd love to hear yours!



  • Work as a Technical Animator (Tools) supporting the Art team across the Animation, Cinematics, and Character disciplines focusing on pipelines in DCC and through into engine.
  • Create and maintain efficient tools and workflows for asset and feature implementation, providing novel solutions to a wide variety of artistic, technical and support challenges, working closely with fellow Technical Artists.
  • Cross-discipline collaboration with Art, Engineering & remote teams to deliver work to Art & Technical Direction quality expectations.




  • Experience creating and supporting Art tools and workflows in a AAA games environment or similar.
  • Excellent understanding of animation, cinematics and/or character pipelines, and content creation principles.
  • Proficient in Python scripting following best coding practises, other languages (e.g. C++) are useful.
  • Working knowledge of Maya and/or MotionBuilder, including scripting api’s.
  • Understanding of game asset/technical budgets and how these affect games performance.
  • Working knowledge of asset/feature implementation in a game engine (Frostbite, Unreal, Unity, etc)
  • Creation and maintenance of technical and user focused documentation



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