Smilegate Barcelona is seeking an experienced Senior Animation Programmer to join a team of highly skilled coders. We are looking for an individual to foster a culture that balances productivity, innovation, learning and healthy communication.
We are looking for someone with:
- The ability to code high level systems to low level performance tweaks in C/C++.
- A strong understanding on the animation pipeline for AAA games.
- Good understanding on the common pitfalls in first person as well as third person animation systems.
- A deep desire to be part of a brand new team and project.
What the role involves:
Working hand in hand with designers to build a structure to support rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term.
- Coordinate with engine coders to define the best programming environment for each development phase.
- Be the representative and champion for Animation code to all other parties.
- Coordinate and complement work from Technical Animators.
- Work with the rest of animation and gameplay coders establishing code guidelines, quality goals and performance budgets.
- Work hand in hand with the combat design teams to make sure they have the most efficient tools.
- Analyze, validate and incorporate feedback from the team and external user testing.
- Help build up a world class animation and gameplay programming team by being involved in interviewing and hiring process.
- Be a mentor for other coders to foster a continuous learning environment.
- Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1 on 1 sessions and 360 feedback.
- Experience with physically simulated animation is a plus.
- Excellent track record - credited on at least 1 shipped AAA game.
- Experience and deep working knowledge of animation systems.
- Experience in a modern console environment is a plus.
- Innovative thinker with creative problem solving skills.
- Ability to work in highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and iterative environment.
- Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools.