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Senior Animation Engineer – Games Developer – South East, UK

Location: Guildford, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Electronic Arts

 

Job Title –Senior Animation Engineer – Games Developer – South East, UK

Job Location – Guildford

Job Type – Permanent

Salary –Competitive

Our client empowers creators to shape the future of gaming and achieve this by developing leading-edge engine features and world-class tools. Their talented team from across the globe is dedicated to building innovative technology and working closely with each other to ship amazing games.

They are looking for passionate, motivated and talented Engineers to join Their high calibre team in the UK. You would be working as part of a small team, directly engaged with game teams around the globe to deliver outstanding innovation and performance on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and new platforms as they emerge.

They are looking for passionate, motivated and talented Senior Animation Engineer to join Their high calibre team in the UK. You would be working as part of a small team, directly engaged with game teams around the globe to deliver outstanding innovation and performance on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and new platforms as they emerge.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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
  • Animator tools to control blending, controller trees, and transitions
  • Passion for Animation technologies
  • 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

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary plus annual bonus scheme
  • Central location in Guildford
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Stock plans
  • Free onsite gym
  • Employee discounts
  • Rail season ticket loan
  • 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

 

Tagged as: Animation Programming

Tags: Animation Programming Categories: Programming

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