Senior Animation Programmer (Remote Options) – Liverpool, UK

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Senior Animation Programmer (Remote Options)

Firesprite – Liverpool, UK

Aardvark Swift are proud to be supporting Firesprite in their search for a Senior Animation Programmer to join their character strike team on a dark, story-driven next generation ‘narrative adventure’ with genre defining goals.

This huge, highly ambitious partnership project takes atmosphere, storytelling, player agency and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory on next-generation hardware technologies.

This project has AAA ambitions with a heavy focus on art, animation and delivering unique character performances to heighten player presence and immersion to new levels.

As a Senior Animation Programmer you will be helping develop and maintain the animation pipeline and state machines. You will be working on next gen platforms and in areas such as, but not limited to – animation graphs, custom animation nodes, behaviour trees, locomotion, motion capture, etc. You’ll also have the opportunity to mentor less experienced programmers, take ownerships of whole systems and bring them to a quality level where they can be reused on other projects.

Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Prototyping, implementing, iterating and polishing world class character animation and locomotion
  • Being a point of contact for TA, artists and other coders for the systems you create and maintain
  • Taking full ownership of one or multiple game systems

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and programming history in C++
  • Thorough understanding of Unreal Engine Animation Graph, custom animation nodes, behaviour trees
  • A proven track record in debugging, profiling and optimising CPU performance of large real-time oriented systems
  • General software engineering knowledge, such as OOP, design patterns & API development
  • Credits as an Animation Programmer on at least one shipped PC or Console title, and a passion for character animation

Just some of the benefits of working with Firesprite include…

  • Private Healthcare Plan
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Holiday Allowance
  • Pension Plans
  • Work remotely within the UK
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling

Get in touch for a confidential chat about the role, studio and their culture.

Email or call +44 (0)1709 834777.

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