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*REMOTE WORKING* Animation Programmer – Unreal Engine – Action Adventure Game – Brighton

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24774 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy offers a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Game Studio

OPMs client is seeking an experienced Animation Programmer to join their talented and passionate team working on an exciting unannounced first-person action and adventure game.

The successful candidate will work closely with various development disciplines to achieve seamless and dynamic animation integration. They will also assist animators in successfully implementing animation into the game engine. Alongside analysing, troubleshooting and find solutions to animation-related technical challenges.


  • Outstanding skills in 3D animation and 3D mathematics.
  • Professional experience with 3D bipedal and quadruped character animation systems, including skeletal animation.
  • Professional experience with using IK, blending, and motion capture data.
  • Strong Unreal Engine 4 experience, including with blend spaces, state machines, montages, etc.
  • Intuition for the level of engineering required, and the ability to work efficiently at any level from rapid prototyping to highly polished shippable work.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Deep passion for gaming and games development.
  • Works well in a cooperative team environment.

DESIRED SKILLS (good to have):

  • Professional experience with animation rigs in Maya.
  • Robust C++ programming skills.
  • Professional experience programming features and systems, especially player-visible features.
  • Experience with procedural animation techniques such as procedural foot stepping, foot locking, dynamic hand placement, etc.
  • Experience with physical animation, active ragdolls, etc.
  • Previously shipped one or more PC title.
  • Great understanding of anatomy and animation principles
  • Fascination in emerging technologies and techniques including Machine Learning and its application to animation.


  • Hybrid Work from Home / Work from Office setup
  • Unlimited fresh-air and wellness breaks
  • One hour a week paid exercise and wellness pass
  • Free gym membership or gym subsidy
  • Private medical and dental healthcare
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Dog-friendly office

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

Tagged as: 3D Animation, Animation Programming, Unreal Engine

Tags: 3D Animation , Animation Programming , Unreal Engine Categories: Programming , Technical


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