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Character Animation Engineer

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Character Animation Engineer

Art & Animation

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We are looking for an experienced Character Animation Engineer to join the Haven Entertainment Studios project team. The Character Animation Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing character animations in partnership with the Technical Animation Director and the animation team. Working closely with UX designers, they will be involved at designing and implementing comfortable player controls. In addition, character animation mechanics will need to be compliant with AI-driven controls. Character animation engineer’s work is the heart of the experience and the most player-facing, the candidate will bring its passion and expertise to create a slick and refreshing experience.

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The Character Animation Engineer will report to the Technical Program Manager.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Build flexible and easy-to-use character animation recipes
  • Design and implement player-agnostic code for various types of characters
  • Develop character movement physic strategies adapted to various contexts
  • Implement comfortable player input management for character control


Experience and skills required

  • 8+ years of experience in related jobs
  • Strong knowledge of C++
  • Excellent comprehension of linear algebra
  • Strong software design skills with experience of data-driven architectural patterns
  • Strong optimization and multithreading skills
  • Excellent comprehension of animation engine, pipelines and tools
  • Advanced debugging skills
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing 3rd-person player animation systems
  • Professional experience working with UE4 animation system
  • Worked on a live game
  • Worked in a multiplayer game
  • Experience with formalism languages such as FSM/Statecharts
  • Experience with procedural animation techniques
  • Good comprehension of camera systems

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