Advanced Animation Programmer (Hybrid)

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Posted 08 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameAdam Perry

Job description

We’re working with Rocksteady Studios as they look for an Advanced Animation Programmer to lead the vision for animation technology across current and future Rocksteady projects.

As an Advanced Animation Programmer you’ll be embedded in the Gameplay Systems team, this is a hands-on programming role, which will include architecture and implementation, technology and workflows, people and processes, planning and strategy, R&D and game making.

Working with stakeholders at all levels and across the studio you will ensure that Animators and colleagues in other disciplines are empowered to deliver world class animations, supported by world class technology.

Rocksteady’s philosophy for game development is all about treating people well to create quality entertainment that stands the test of time. They built their success by combining genre-defining gameplay and character-driven cinematic narrative with AAA production values.

Born in the heart of London, their multicultural team takes inspiration from the culture and history of one of the most diverse cities in the world, from all of this, came the widely celebrated Batman: Arkham series!

Your responsibilities...
  • Responsible for the animation related code base, and creating/supporting tools and workflows, ensuring they function to a high level of quality and performance
  • Requirements gathering for all things relating to animation technology
  • Mentoring other coders and being an approachable authority on animation programming
  • Scope and prioritise effectively, working with Production and other disciplines to provide solutions that meet project goals
  • Identifying stakeholders and collaborators, you’ll work across feature teams Gameplay Programming, Animation, Technical Animation, Technical Art and Rendering, as well as fellow Animation Programmers
  • Support features including Playable Characters, NPCs and Enemies, Weapons, Cinematics, Outfits, and Vehicles
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role...
  • Experience supporting and collaborating with Animators
  • Advanced understanding of C++, low-level animation code and 3D mathematics
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art animation technologies and techniques
  • Experience with animation tools and pipelines such as Maya, 3DS Max, MotionBuilder
  • Experience implementing animation features, tools and pipelines for gameplay and/or cinematics
  • Effective communicator, able to explain complex concepts in simple terms, and able to thrive in a hybrid working environment
  • Proven experience at being self-directed, organised, proactive, delivery oriented and able to prioritise, including negotiating with different stakeholders
  • Bonus points for interest or experience as an Animator or 'dog-fooding' your own technologies
Rocksteady provides a host of perks and benefits including…
  • Relocation support and assistance, support for your relocation and visa application costs
  • Private medical and dental cover for you and your family
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Family support policies including enhanced parental leave and access to emergency childcare
  • Flexitime policies so you can work at the times that make sense for you
  • 25 days annual leave plus UK public holiday, and 2 optional and additional days for volunteering
  • Exercise subsidy for gym membership and exercise programmes, choose what works for you
  • Subsidised train travel and a cycle to work scheme
  • Regular wellbeing events and a subscription to the mindfulness app Headspace
  • Access to learning courses and resources to upskill yourself
  • Social events throughout the year, and regular lunches with your team in studio or delivered if you're working remotely
  • In-house game and book library, access to all DC Comics on Comixology, access to the Warner Media Screeners app that’s over 18k films and 25k episodes of TV!
  • Parties, guest speakers, activity groups, games competition, private screenings of Warner movies