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Gameplay Animation Programmer

Epic Games

London, United Kingdom 03-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of programming experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We are looking for an experienced Gameplay Animation Programmer for our Engine Animation Programming Development team. You will be responsible for developing, enhancing and maintaining core gameplay animation systems of Unreal Engine 5, as well as optimizing them for multiple platforms. You will also work closely with other teams, artists and product managers to turn cutting edge R&D into production ready features used in shipped titles.

In this role, you will
• Develop novel runtime and gameplay focused animation tools and technology
• Extend, enhance and support existing animation tools and technology
• Work closely with other engineers, animators, technical animators, product designers, leads and external technology partners across multiple teams and timezones
• Collaborate with leadership on a vision to push Animation Technology forward in Unreal Engine and first party and third party games and projects
• Write technical documentation and designs

What we're looking for
• 3+ years of professional game and/or animation system development experience
• A passion for Locomotion Systems, 3Cs, gameplay animation look and feel
• Comfortable with common runtime animation techniques: animation state machines, root motion, IK, pose warping, etc
• Extensive experience in writing C++ applications
• Excellent linear algebra skills and applications of linear algebra in software
• Experience with multi-threaded programming and system tasks such as graphics, audio, I/O, networking, memory handling, debuggers, etc
• Experience with application-level programming such as script compilers and user-facing tools
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills with both technical and non-technical people alike
• Performance-minded development and optimization skills

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj08k1-44-210-99-209-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.