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Animation System Programmer – – AAA Game Studio – North West UK

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24757 Posted: 7 months ago

Project: AAA Game Studio

OPM have partnered with a major AAA Games Developer with studios in both Europe and North America. The most recent expansion of the group now boasts a studio in the North of the UK.

They are known for the high quality of their programming team and as such you would be working with some of the very best in the industry.

OPM’s client is looking for a talented Animation System Programmer to join development on their upcoming title.


  • Strong knowledge of game animation systems including layering, masking, state machines, locomotion, facial animations, blending, and parameterization.
  • Professional experience working with IK, ragdolls, and other procedural techniques.
  • Fluent with linear algebra.
  • Strong ability to write readable, robust and performant code using C/C++.
  • Strong eye for good animation.
  • Superb communications skills.


  • You will build and maintain tools and runtime systems required to realise the vision for animation on the project.
  • You will come up with creative solutions to efficiently be able to achieve the desired quality.
  • You will also be architecting the interfaces between the animation system and for example AI. You will also use and extend existing systems when possible, build new tools and features when needed.
  • You will assist animators in translating game design into technical animation design, help and educate game programmers working with animation related features and aid technical animators in implementing animations into the game.
  • You will join the other engineers in developing and maintaining their proprietary Engine.

DESIRED SKILLS (good to have):

  • Experience in networking animated characters.
  • Experience with motion synthesis/generation.
  • Experience with machine learning for animation.
  • Experience working with game physics.
  • Experience of profiling and optimisation.

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214418

Tagged as: AAA, Animation Programming, C

Tags: AAA , Animation Programming , C Categories: Programming , Technical


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