Senior Animation Engineer – Guildford, UK

Job Description

Senior Animation Engineer

Guildford, UK

We're working with one of the worlds leading AAA studios, who are using world renowned engine technology to create spectacular games visuals.

Do you want to be programming stunning games, played by millions of people across the world? Including several of the best-selling games globally?

We're helping the studio to find a Senior Animation Engineer, who will join the team at an exciting period as they are pushing further advances for their engine technology.

If you're interested, keep reading on

What a Senior Animation Engineer does:

  • Design and develop new content creation tools, workflow tools and general productivity tools

  • Support Designers using tools and workflows with debugging tools, documentation and usability

  • Work with designers & animators to understand requirements and plan out functional requirements

  • Design, architect and document technical designs for Animation systems

  • Rapidly prototype new mechanics to prove designs and iterate on mechanics

  • Work with the Frostbite Engine and Frostbite Team to develop shareable code and interface correctly with the engine

  • Identify bottlenecks and performance issues involving CPU time and bandwidth and optimize them

  • Provide solutions that consider multi-threading, hardware requirements, skeleton optimizations

Here's what you'll need:

  • Experience with Animation features such as skeletons, rigs, animation compression, blending, ragdolls, IK, procedural animation solutions, motion fields, character physics, secondary motion
  • Experience with Data-driven State Machines

  • Experience with Animator tools to control blending, controller trees, and transitions

  • Strong proficiency with C++

  • Multithreaded programming and debugging experience

  • Experience with Agile development philosophies

  • Experience with Unit testing frameworks a bonus

  • Capable of responding to Code Review feedback and deliver quality Code Review feedback

  • Knowledge of source code management

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

  • Competitive salary plus annual bonus scheme

  • Central location in Guildford (5 minutes from main train station)

  • Private medical insurance & dental care

  • Pension scheme

  • Life insurance

  • Stock plans

  • Free onsite gym

  • Employee discounts

  • Rail season ticket loan

  • Annual game points and digital download allowance

  • Onsite café

  • 25 days holiday (including 3 days company shutdown days between Christmas & New Year)

  • Two annual staff parties (Summer & Christmas)

  • Casual dress code

  • Games Area

Interested? Then please contact Kirsten at or call on +44 (0)1709 834777


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