Animation Engineer

Permanent / Full Time
USA
USA
110,000
Programming and Development
1527423
22-05-2024 10:11 AM
THE ROLE

The team is searching for an enthusiastic and talented Animation Engineer to join their ranks. This role involves bringing life and movement to procedurally generated environments. The first project the new hire will work on is a tactical military shooter, currently in Early Access as the world’s #1 selling PC game and scheduled for full release on PC and consoles in late 2024. Their expertise in animation systems will be crucial in creating captivating and immersive gaming experiences that deeply engage players.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Collaborate with the animation team to design, develop, and implement robust animation systems within Unreal Engine, including character, vehicle, and procedural animations.
  • Implement techniques to achieve smooth and responsive animations, considering factors like frame rate, memory usage, and scalability while ensuring optimal performance across various platforms.
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines to integrate physics-based animations and simulations, enhancing the overall realism and immersion of the game.
  • Create and maintain animation systems using animation blueprints, montages, blendspaces, and more.
  • Identify and resolve animation-related issues, glitches, and bugs through testing and debugging.
REQUIREMENTS
  • 5 years of video game industry experience.
  • Proficiency in Unreal and strong programming skills in C++.
  • In-depth understanding of animation principles.
  • Experience with animation systems such as state machines and graphs.
  • Familiarity with physics-based animation techniques and simulations.
  • Ability to optimize animations for performance.
  • Prior experience in Unreal animation and Gameplay Ability Systems is a significant plus.
BENEFITS
  • Company Values: The company is built on mutual trust and respect, valuing honesty, authenticity, and professionalism. They are committed to building an ethical, trustworthy company and expect high standards from everyone they work with.
  • Hybrid Culture: Employees can work remotely or in the studio. The team is already working remotely across 11 different states. For those in Seattle, the choice of work location is flexible.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: The company offers 401k, Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for employees and their families.
  • Sustainable Development: The company prioritizes flexibility and balance, encouraging responsible self-regulation, reasonable production demands, and disciplined, transparent leadership.
  • Flexible PTO: There is no set number of days off. If the work is getting done, employees have flexibility in determining their schedule and vacation days.
  • Equitable Profit-sharing: When the game makes money, the team makes money, without drawn-out vesting schedules or steep seniority tiers.
  • Impact: Employees' work will make a big difference in games experienced by millions of players worldwide.

Compensation

The company offers competitive base salaries along with an aggressive profit-sharing program.  The base salary will depend on responsibilities, performance, previous experience, unique skills, education, and location. Additionally, the company covers medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families and offers a 401k retirement savings plan.

ABOUT THE COMPANY 

The company is a midsized development team led by industry veterans who have co-invented some of the most impactful and successful video games. The well-funded studio challenges the status quo in video game development and innovation.

The company believes the best innovations come from mid-sized teams of super-empowered people. By leveraging tools like the Unreal Engine and focusing on high-impact innovations, they create industry-defining experiences with teams of 60-80 people.

Their first game became the world's #1 best-selling PC game upon its Early Access release in June 2023. It is a tactical first-person shooter that recreates true stories from a significant modern battle. This game aims to raise expectations for what video games can achieve by providing players with empathy and insight into real-world scenarios and experiences.

Benefits Package

Profit Share
Private medical insurance
Pension scheme
Holiday Allowance
Flexible working policy
Bonus scheme

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