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Senior Animation Engineer - Unannounced Game



The job is for a Senior Animation Engineer to work on an online multiplayer third person action game in Unreal Engine 5. The role involves developing and maintaining animation systems, creating tools and pipelines, researching cutting edge techniques, writing clear and maintainable code, supporting gameplay engineers, coordinating with animators and technical animators, mentoring junior engineers, establishing best engineering practices, analyzing risks and opportunities, and supporting recruitment. The ideal candidate should have strong C++ coding skills, experience with animation state machines, a proactive mindset, and excellent communication skills. The company, Jagex, is a UK-based video game developer and publisher known for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. They offer flexible working, a bonus scheme, private health care, gym membership, and other benefits.

Job description


We are looking for a Senior Animation Engineer to join the development of our latest title, an ambitious online multiplayer third person action game in Unreal Engine 5.
You will have ownership of the development and maintaining of the entirety of our animation systems, from animation import to code integration. You will support animators with tools and pipeline creation. As a senior member of the engineering team, you will drive quality and innovation, and mentor others. We are looking for an initiative taker with a passion for animation.

Working within our talented art team, you will:

·         Create, maintain and extend animation systems, from 3Cs to swimming to fantasy creatures.
·         develop and maintain tools, pipelines and workflows.
·         Research cutting edge technique to create engaging gameplay experiences and optimise animation quality.
·         Write clear, maintainable, and portable c++ code that adheres to the coding standards and follow engineering best practices.
·         Support gameplay engineers, by writing clean interfaces they can plug into and coordinating with them on architectural design.
·         Coordinate animators and technical animators to produce an efficient workflow, automate data validation and produce robust practices.
·         Mentor more junior engineers via code reviews, architecture reviews and giving presentations to the team.
·         Contribute establishing best engineering practices on the project by coordinate with fellow engineers.
·         Analyse short and midterm risk and opportunities for the animation department.
·         Support the development team with recruitment.

What we need:

·         Strong and confident coder using C++
·         Experience working with animation state machines.
·         Pro-active mindset who takes initiative.
·         Experience being a strong communicator across multiple teams.
·         Experience using Unreal Engine preferred.

Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Company Benefits:

- Flexible Working
- Bonus Scheme
- Private Health Care
- Gym Membership
- Monthly Energy Allowance
- Generous Pension Contributions
- Life Insurance
- Free Cycle Repair
- Income Protection
- Dental Plan
- Free Fruit and Drinks
- Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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Location: Cambridge

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-04-29

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