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 gameplay animation.

 

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 gameplay teams, evaluating new feature requests for their pipelines and tools and implementing time-saving and quality-improving changes to help our team create best-in-industry gameplay animation.
  • 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, with experience developing plugins for DCC tools 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.
  • 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 family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights.
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World-class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to the entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date.
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour.
  • Staff only merchandise store.
  • State of the art office with the entire 200+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encouraging biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in-home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.