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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Animation Programmer for the development of a new unannounced title!

If you love writing code while collaborating with the designers and animators to bring characters and environments to life, come join our team! The ideal candidate understands animation, champions the gameplay experience, and has the technical knowledge to make those ideas a reality.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain core animation systems and animation build pipeline

  • Optimize game engine / build pipeline by taking full advantage of target hardware and architecture

  • Collaborate with other engineers, animators, technical animators, and character tech artists to improve animation technology in the run-time, workflows, pipelines, and tools

  • Identify problems; solve them: implement robust, high-quality solutions

  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code

  • Profile and optimize to remove bottlenecks

  • Test and document code produced

  • Mentor and guide less experienced programmers as needed

Requirements

  • B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of professional programming experience

  • Expertise in C and C++

  • Animation experience that includes state machines, low-level systems, compression, blending, and curves

  • Professional experience demonstrating proficiency in algorithm design, understanding of complexity, and software architecture and design

  • Proficient in linear algebra

  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability

  • Enthusiasm and initiative

  • Excellent spoken and written communication

  • Good collaborator within a large, diverse team

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$123,000—$184,600 USD

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