Advanced Animation Programmer (Hybrid)

Posted 17 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Here at Aardvark Swift, we’ve partnering with an award-winning UK AAA studio to help with their search for an Advanced Animation Programmer to spearhead the studio’s animation technology across current and future projects.

You’ll work with stakeholders at all levels and across the studio, to provide Animators and other disciplines with the ability to deliver world class animations, supported by world class technology.

You will be part of the studio’s gameplay systems team, in a hands-on role, which will include architecture and implementation, technology and workflows, people and processes, planning and strategy, R&D and game making.

The studio is known for creating a critically acclaimed series of games that’s loved around the world by combining genre topping gameplay with character-driven cinematic narrative and AAA production values.

If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of animation technology and thrive in a collaborative environment, then this could well be the role for you!

Your responsibilities…

  • Develop and maintain animation-related code base and tools to ensure high-quality performance

  • Collaborate closely with Animators, gathering requirements and providing technical support

  • Mentor fellow Programmers and contribute to a culture of knowledge sharing

  • Prioritise tasks effectively, delivering pragmatic solutions aligned with project goals

  • Foster collaboration across feature teams to enhance animation quality across various game elements

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Games industry experience supporting and collaborating with animators

  • Advanced understanding of C++, low-level animation code, and 3D mathematics

  • Familiarity with cutting-edge animation technologies and industry-standard tools

  • Experienced in implementing animation features for gameplay or cinematics

  • Strong communication skills and able to work effectively in a hybrid working environment

Perks and benefits include…

  • Relocation support and assistance, including visa application costs

  • Private medical and dental cover for you and your family

  • Pension scheme

  • Family support policies, parental leave and emergency childcare

  • Flexitime

  • 25 days annual leave plus UK public holidays, and additional days for volunteer work

  • Subsidised gym and fitness programs

  • Subsidised travel and cycle to work

  • Wellbeing events and app subscriptions

  • Access to learning and development resources

  • Social events and parties