Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Animation Programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title. This role involves working on animation systems and tools with a focus on cinematics.


Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for driving and implementing new animation pipelines and features through all stages of production: design, scheduling, implementation, and polish.
  • To act as a first line of support for our cinematic animation team, evaluating new feature requests for their pipelines and tools and implementing time-saving and quality-improving changes to help our team build best-in-industry in-game cinematics.
  • To work closely with other team members from all disciplines, communicating technical concepts and requirements in a way that facilitates smooth workflow.
  • Be a positive, active, and contributing team member.
  • Offer advice and suggestions for improving the development process.
  • To be proactive and help with problem solving.

Technical Requirements

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.
  • Advanced understanding of modern animation pipelines and tools.
  • Understanding of animation tools such as 3DSMax, Maya, or Motionbuilder.
  • Experience with in-engine cinematic tools such as Unreal’s Sequencer tool a plus.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • Unreal Engine experience an advantage.

Skill Requirements

  • Experience working on and shipping at least one AAA video game title.
  • Some knowledge of cinematic best practices when it comes to cameras, lighting, and blocking.
  • A good understanding of game technology principles.
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams.
  • Experience supporting and collaborating with artists to prioritise high quality content and efficient processes.
  • Must be a team player and know the importance of listening to others.
  • An avid enthusiast for games on all platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga, Life Drawing & Parking
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Free Daily Towel Service (to encourage a healthy lifestyle)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab