Animation Programmer

Splash Damage
London, United Kingdom
6 days ago

About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is dedicated to crafting team-based games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork. We’ve forged enduring experiences within some of gaming’s most beloved franchises over the years and are now entering a bold new era fuelled by ambitious projects utilising both established and original IP, a move into self-publishing and expansion into new locations.

We're advocates for a healthy work-life balance and believe that our teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from. We're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard.

Our efforts have been recognised with several best employer awards over the years. Most recently, we were awarded the coveted 3-star ‘world-class employer’ accreditation by Best Companies and named the 58th best large company to work for in the UK, and the 29th best large company in London.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, we're all currently working from home. We continue to hire across our projects and will set you up remotely for the time being.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:

Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with the 24/7 Babylon digital GP service

Get mental health support from our trained Mental Health First Aiders or via our third-party counselling service

24/7 employee assistance helpline offering advice and support on a range of topics, including health, relationships, finances, and the law

25 days of annual leave, plus 8 public holidays and our annual closure between Christmas and New Year’s

Industry-leading fully-paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave

Enhanced company pension contributions

Our famous social events are open to you and your family to help you build friendships and have some fun along the way

Group life assurance scheme

The role:

At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships.

As an Animation Programmer at Splash Damage, you will be responsible for animation engineering, working with Gameplay, Animation and Design teams. In this role, you will not only use your engineering expertise but also your understanding of animation aesthetics.

You will also get the opportunity to work with Unreal Engine 5 for delivery of games on multiple platforms.

You excel at:

Working with interdisciplinary teams

Identifying and mitigating technical and developmental risks

Maintaining and extending existing animation components, tools, pipelines and workflows

Keeping up to date with latest technologies and techniques

Writing code in a highly collaborative environment

Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.

You have:

Strong practical knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience.

Strong understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles

Experience solving animation and character related problems within game development

Experience working with a wide range of animation and video game technologies

A strong interest in researching and implementing new animation technologies

Even better if you have:

Experience with low-level animation systems development

Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games.

Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience.

Experience developing for Xbox/Playstation/Stadia/Switch/mobile.

Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory and bandwidth usage.

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.

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