Senior Technical Animator

Based in the heart of Leamington Spa, Pixel Toys have spent almost a decade pushing the capabilities of mobile and VR gaming. We have developed multiple award-winning titles, including: Gunfinger, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade, Drop Dead and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War.

As a forward thinking and innovative studio we are always looking for new technologies and techniques to develop and use in our games and make them even more engaging experiences for our customers.

We are excited to continue to grow our team and are always on the lookout for highly talented and motivated individuals, who are passionate about gaming and excited to join us on our ambitious journey!



The Role

Pixel Toys is looking for an Experienced Technical Animator to help us create wonderful, entertaining games with next-gen graphics running on mobile devices.

This is an opportunity to join an exciting team at a critical time in the project’s development and work to push the limits of the latest mobile and tablet hardware.

In this role you will be actively involved in working with other discipline leads in setting standards and defining budgets. You will also get the opportunity to work in a flexible environment where opinions and suggestions are welcomed so that we can continue to create the most enjoyable, entertaining and visually best looking game possible.

This position will see you specifying and writing tools, creating best practices for the skinning and rigging of meshes as well as implementing animations.



About you

With experience of developing character pipelines you’ll already understand the principles of animation, you will be fully proficient in 3D animation software with the ability to demonstrate experience of rigging, skinning and animation systems, as well as Motion Capture. You will have created animation tools and scripts (Python, MEL etc) and come with experience of anatomy animation and best practices for character topology.

You will also be a strong communicator, able to work collaboratively with the team in order to develop new features, with an eye for detail and a problem-solving acumen.



What can Pixel Toys offer?

At Pixel Toys we are proud of the progressive, inclusive, and collaborative working environment we have created; a place where everyone has the opportunity to be themselves and is welcomed and valued for who they are and what they contribute. We have some fantastic benefits we offer our employees… Here are just some of them:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • 25 days annual leave, excluding bank holidays
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Up to 3 additional long service days (duvet days!)
  • Private Medical Insurance (including optical and dental)
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Regular socials including epic summer and Christmas parties!
  • Staff training and development
  • Quarterly Wellness days (On-site massages and more)
  • Flexi-time working hours


Here at Pixel Toys we strive to provide an inclusive environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and join in driving our joint success. Recruitment selection is based on skills, experience and a good Pixel Toys mission and values fit.

Job Category: Art Game Design
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Location: Leamington Spa Remote

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