SENIOR ANIMATION PROGRAMMER

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.

Benefits

  • 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