Character Animation Engineer

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ZeniMax Media
Animation, Engineer, PC, Computer
Full Time

Job Description

Overview

Arkane Studios is looking for a Character Animation Engineer to join our team in developing AAA games for PC and console systems. The candidate will have experience in the design of robust character animation systems and expert knowledge of skeletal animation in general as well as be a self-motivated, energetic team player with a healthy work ethic and cooperative attitude.

*Position based in Austin, TX. Will consider remote.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with technical artists, animators and gameplay engineers to develop a character animation system that allows gameplay code to interact with an existing skeletal animation system
  • Conceive, develop and maintain animation blend graphs with the animation team to support gameplay requirements
  • Make changes to the skeletal animation system when necessary to support gameplay requirements
  • Identify and implement platform-specific optimizations
  • Work on other game systems and features as required


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • At least five years' experience programming games
  • Substantial work with animation systems on at least one shipped AAA game title
  • Experience developing and working with animation blend graphs, real-time IK, and animation compression
  • Experience with animation systems
  • Experience with real-time concurrent systems is a plus
  • Excellent C++ language and design skills
  • Able to write clear, correct code that is portable and maintainable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do - from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.


Company Information

ZeniMax Media is a unique global media organization bringing together a powerful creative force of world-class game developers, artists and designers, programmers, and leading executives and talent from traditional media.

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do – from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.

Dice Id : 10134305
Position Id : 1400
Originally Posted : 7 months ago

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