Senior Technical Animator

Ubisoft, San Francisco CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time








  • Work with animators, engineers and artists to define, create, maintain, and streamline the animation/asset pipeline
  • Create and maintain tools to improve and support the animation pipeline
  • Participate in R&D into current and emerging animation technologies
  • Create and maintain clear documentation on tools, methods, training, processes, and engine constraints for future reference and consultation
  • Mentor technical animators









  • Shipped AAA console/PC title(s) as a Technical Animator
  • Experience in game development, and on projects with character animation
  • A thorough knowledge with body and face rigs and tools creation
  • Excellent and detail-oriented problem solving ability
  • In-depth understanding of game engines and state machines
  • Extensive knowledge of procedural runtime animation solutions such as IK / Ragdoll / Retargeting
  • Self-motivated, and a great team-player.





  • A thorough knowledge of established game engine technologies
  • Excellent knowledge of one or more scripting languages (Python, MAXScript, MEL, C#, etc.)
  • Extensive Knowledge of animation software such as Motionbuilder/Maya.





  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
  • 401k match
  • Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
  • Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
  • Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
  • Membership to One Medical
  • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
  • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
  • Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
  • Generous discount on new Ubisoft games



All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline


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Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.


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