Lead Animation Engineer

Radical Forge
Middlesbrough North East TS2 1NY GB
1 month ago
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Our Mission

Radical Forge is a Middlesborough, UK-based developer that has provided co-development services on a range of AAA and indie titles. In 2021 the company created their first original IP, 'Brightpaw', which was published on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One/Series S/X, Google and iOS by Rogue Games.

Since its beginnings in 2017, the company has grown to over 70 incredibly talented, collaborative, and creative individuals. We are the sum of our skills, passion, and, most of all, our people. We firmly believe that treating individuals with genuine respect, understanding, and kindness creates a welcoming culture that allows creativity to thrive and for individuals to join together to create games they are genuinely proud of.

Your Mission

• Work with the animation systems team to help architect animation technology

• Integration of new technologies into the engine and pipeline

• Work with gameplay and provide an interface for them to interact with animation

• Work with the Tools team to create animation tools and pipelines

• Develop core animation components

Ideal Applicant

• Majorly significant game industry software development experience

• Expert level knowledge of real-time animation systems

• Extensive experience with one or more real-time animation middleware (e.g.: Havok Animation, Granny, Morpheme) or equivalent custom/in-house solutions

• Experience developing or working with animation blend graphs, real-time IK, animation compression, and/or advanced animation memory management (streaming)

• Robust programming skills/experience in C++

• Prior experience acting as an owner of animation systems

• Enjoys working daily with animators and technical artists to help craft solutions to complex problems

• Self-motivated with strong collaborative and communication skills.

• Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

Skills Summary

• Must have worked on at least one released game

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

• Knowledge of Modern C++

• Generalist experience or prior experience in other core areas of game development, such as UI or gameplay programming

•Experience with animation systems in network games

We will require all applicants to have a pre-existing right to work in the UK/EU.

Remote working is only available for those based in the UK/EU with a right to work in the UK/EU.

Interested in the job but don't feel you match the criteria? If you feel passionate about this role or joining the Radical Forge team we would still like to hear from you! We value our company culture, and we’re always looking for creative individuals from a variety of backgrounds to join our team!

Perks of the Job

Employee Health Benefits

We provide employees with access to multiple health care schemes upon successfully completing probation.

Flexible Working

We offer a flexible work schedule with hybrid remote work options. We also aim to close the studio for two weeks at Christmas gratis.

Open & Honest

We value your journey as much as our own. Therefore we like to keep our employees in the loop every quarter about where we are heading as a studio and what's happening behind the scenes.

Equal Opportunities Promise

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider employment for qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.

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