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People Can Fly

Animation Programmer

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People Can Fly
🇬🇧 Gateshead

Company Description

People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs.

Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework.

Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.

With over 20 years of experience, PCF sets out to explore new horizons. We aim to combine our expertise with creativity of the best and most forward-thinking talents in the industry to work together on the new generation of action games for the global gaming community.

If you decide to accompany us on this journey, you’ll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry on bringing a brand-new unique experience to the players worldwide.

Project Gemini is a yet unannounced AAA game developed with Square Enix – the publisher of our recent AAA title, Outriders. The game development involves primarily our Europe based teams.

If you feel yourself able to deliver as nobody else, take ownership of your projects, and are ready to leave a mark on a game you work on, apply now!

Job Description

  • Maintaining, developing & improving the animation pipeline system under lead supervision
  • Developing tools for use by gameplay programmers and animators
  • Supporting optimizations and improvements for implementing animations for different consoles
  • Testing, debugging, profiling, optimizing, and documenting implementations
  • Actively attending code review

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of software engineering experience
  • Strong C++ knowledge
  • Shipped title experience
  • Knowledge in software design patterns and the ability to design maintainable, extendable, and well-optimized code
  • Strong math skills, specifically good knowledge of linear algebra
  • Good knowledge in implementing animation requirements as well as maintaining, designing, and improving existing animation system
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Open-minded team player attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated

Nice to have

  • UE4 knowledge
  • Skills in using DCC tools like 3DSmax, Maya, Motion Builder
  • JIRA, Swarm and Perforce Knowledge
  • BS (or higher) in computer science or similar discipline (Physics, Maths, etc)
  • Passionate about playing and making video games

Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Private medical healthcare (Vitality) and BUPA dental insurance for PCF's employees and their families.
  • Access to wellbeing platform - Gympass for employees and family members.
  • Access to Worksmile - cafeteria program.
  • Online Polish and English language classes.
  • Access to the pension scheme.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.