Why Us?!

Here at Super Spline we are a bunch of friendly, talented individuals, who thrive on creativity and the love of the art. We come together as a team to get s**t done. We try to stay clear of corporate BS and built a working environment that we want to work in. We hold ourselves to the high standards we set out to achieve, without doing overtime. We go out as a team every week for lunch, cinema trips for research and organise social events with other local animators. Having a relaxed atmosphere allows us to do what we do best: great animation, great development, and provide a great service to all our clients.

Our on site positions are in our Leamington Spa studio.

Open Positions:

Please read the positions available below. If you feel like you could make an impact then please get in contact. 

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Experienced Technical Animator – Full Time

Location: Leamington Spa, UK

The Position

As a tech animator at Super Spline Studios you will support animators on a day to day basis. We expect you to be able to troubleshoot and solve issues independently, as well as working closely with the team. You will also be expected to write tools/processes based on the tech roadmap. You should be comfortable implementing animations in game, including setting up animation graphs to hand over to programmers. The desired candidate may be an animator who has a technical savvy skill-set or may be someone who is considered a tech artist but has experience working with animation features and pipelines. The ability to animate would be an additional bonus.

The right candidate has the opportunity to establish themselves in our small studio and help build our pipelines, streamline workflows and be intrinsic to the growth that we aspire to.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years in a similar role
  • Knowledge of game development workflows, most importantly within rigging and animation
  • Proficiency in Autodesk Maya and experience using its rigging / skinning tools
  • A solid foundation and understanding of rigging at an experienced or advanced level
  • Experience working with and/or creating animation tools and scripts (Python, MEL, Pymel)
  • Able to create rigs for characters and props for various styles (realistic, cartoony) using knowledge of anatomy for humanoid and animals
  • Experience rigging faces using joints, blendshapes, FACS etc.
  • Working knowledge of creating assets for game engines including Unreal and Unity.
  • A great sense of technical excellence, functionality, and problem-solving
  • A strong portfolio and willingness to complete a test to show skill level if asked
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of multi-layered deformation systems, deformers, blendshapes etc and how they work in real time game middleware
  • Experience of dynamics (cloth, muscles etc) and integrating them in games.
  • Experience with C# / Unreal Blueprints / Unity Editor Scripts
  • Experience with working with motion capture data in Maya

A Portfolio is required demonstrating all aspects of your skills, please include a link in your application. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. This is a full time position in our Leamington Spa studio. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.

jobs@supersplinestudios.com

Unfortunately we can only respond to successful candidates due to the overwhelming number of applicants.

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Experienced Animator – Full Time

Location: Leamington Spa, UK

We are looking for an experienced Animator with practical knowledge of game development.

You will be working alongside the animation team to create believable high-quality character animations. A strong understanding of the principals is essential with a keen eye for adding character and personality to your work.

You will be joining the team at a crucial time for the studio as we grow and develop our animation pipeline, which will offer a great career opportunity for the right candidate.  

Responsibilities

  • Create high quality, hand keyed character, creature and environmental animations.
  • Work with the project leads and collaborate with other disciplines to ensure the animations works as intended in the game.
  • Ability to adapt and work with new technologies and workflows.
  • Work with both keyframe and motion capture data.
  • Problem solve typical game dev issues

Requirements

  • Strong key frame animation skills.
  • Strong character, creature and mechanical animation skills.
  • Ability to switch up styles from cartoony to realistic
  • Experience working with motion capture data.
  • Previous experience in games development, preferably with a shipped title under your belt.
  • Capable of meeting schedules and commit to delivery dates.
  • In depth knowledge of Maya.
  • Ability to implement your work in engine, working with anim graphs.
  • Experience in Unity and UE4 advantageous.
  • Be a team player, open to take and offer feedback.
  • Have the desire to help make awesome games.

A Portfolio is required demonstrating all aspects of your skills, please include a link in your application. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. This is a full time position in our Leamington Spa studio. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.

jobs@supersplinestudios.com

Unfortunately we can only respond to successful candidates due to the overwhelming number of applicants.

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3D Games Animator  (Contract)

Remote Working: UK / EU Timezones only

Super Spline enlists a small but skilled team of freelance animators who help us keep our services flexible so we can be reactive to our client needs. In order to be part of this skilled team you need to nod to the following:

  • Understand, utilise and demonstrate the principles of animation
  • Have a minimum 3 years industry experience in video games.
  • Have a good understanding of how game animations are put together and implemented. Experience with different engines and shipped titles a bonus
  • Be pleasant to work with, communicate well, understand briefs, meet deadlines.

That is what we need from you, in return we will try to give you:

  • Variety of work – video game cycles, cinematics, character acting for advertising
  • A competitive day rate
  • Be pleasant to work, communicate well
  • The freedom of remote working!

Please send us a concise but nice introductory email with “Animator” in the subject, along with your resume, a link to your showreel, software skills and a day rate, to the following:

jobs@supersplinestudios.com

Unfortunately we can only respond to successful candidates due to the overwhelming number of applicants.

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