Sumo Digital
2d ago
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We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega.

Sumo Newcastle joined the Sumo Digital family in January of 2018. As a former CCP Games studio, we have a solid history of cutting-edge development, and now with Sumo, a spectacular future of †AAA’ game development for some of the biggest and best publishers in the world.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop : Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role Sumo

Sumo Newcastle are looking for a talented and experienced animator who can create dynamic, compelling animation (both motion-captured and hand-keyed) and understands gameplay animation and its idiosyncrasies.

The ideal candidate will enjoy being involved in a friendly, supportive and hard-working environment, and be able to communicate well within the animation team as well as with other development disciplines.

You will be working under the guidance of the Senior Animator but able to take responsibility for managing your own work and schedule.

Within this role you will :

  • Production of high-quality motion-captured and / or hand-keyed animation
  • Help to design and implement gameplay features in collaboration with programmers and designers in-engine
  • Contribute to the conceptualisation of character behaviours and abilities
  • Communicate effectively with peers
  • Meet production schedules and deadlines
  • We need you to have :

  • Excellent knowledge of at least one major 3D package (preferably Motionbuilder)
  • Experience with animation implementation in game engines (particularly Unreal 4) is extremely desirable
  • Able to reconcile the desire for high-quality animation with the functionality requirements of code and game design
  • Able to exhibit a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of animation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of games industry animation pipelines and procedures
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Maya is a plus
  • Passion for playing games and an up-to-date knowledge of current industry trends
  • Industry Experience : 3+ years AAA game experience
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