Develop Unique and Stunning Characters

ANIMATION PROGRAMMER

 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking a talented Animation Programmer to join our team. The job will require supporting the Animation team in developing unique and stunning characters for a cutting edge game targeting next generation hardware with a proprietary multiplatform engine.

  • Development and support of in-house game engine (4A Engine).

  • Extend engine and game animation systems to enable high quality features.

  • Work directly with animators to prototype and deliver excellent combat, character locomotion, movement mechanics, and cinematics.

  • Collaborate daily with Designers and AI Programmers to build elegant solutions to challenging problems in complex game worlds.

  • Proactively come up with ideas on how to improve animation pipeline.

  • Proactively identify and fix bugs and performance problems in core engine and game systems.

  • Implement features taking care to write efficient code and with an eye to a quality end-user experience.

  • Write clean, professional, and maintainable code.

  • Troubleshoot complex problems as they arise and construct solutions to unforeseen design problems in a timely manner.

  • Writing necessary supporting documentation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in animation, AI, or a related programming field.

  • At least one shipped AAA title on consoles.

  • Proven experience in applying modern interactive character animation techniques such as blend-trees, HFSMs, IK, and partial-body animation.

  • Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written English skills (Russian is a plus).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience writing, debugging, and optimizing C++.

  • Advanced 3D math skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering.

  • Understanding of the full software development life cycle.

  • Proactive attitude, self-direction, and motivation.

  • Desire to help drive the improvement of the game engine year-over-year.

  • Ability and discipline to execute on strict deadlines

 

Preferences

  • Experience implementing IK-driven features.

  • Experience working with procedural/physically-altered animation techniques.

  • Experience with cinematics and facial animation.

  • Experience with animation pipelines and character rigs.

Benefits (Malta)

  • Relocation Package

  • Residency/Work Permit

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Lots of Sunshine