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Tactic Studios

Animation Programmer

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Tactic Studios
🇨🇦 London, ON

We are looking for a talented Animation Programmer to join our team and create high quality animation code for a brand new IP published by Square Enix. It is a multiplayer, third-person game with a contemporary setting.

A successful candidate will be a skilled and motivated animation programmer able to write concise, logical, bug-free multiplayer animation code in a modern 3D game engine.

Candidates local to Ontario, Canada are preferred, but this is not a requirement.

NOTE: For the foreseeable future, all positions at Tactic Studios will be performed remotely, working from home. We are flexible to accommodate the unique needs you may have to ensure a productive, healthy work environment under the present circumstances.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain clear, concise, bug-free, multiplayer animation code to meet design requirements.
  • Work with the lead programmer and technical director to architect and implement low level animation systems that support the needs of our game engine in the long term.
  • Debug, optimize, or modify code to adhere to quality, readability, and reliability standards.
  • Review, playtest, and verify code to ensure correctness, robustness and fun factor.
  • Collaborate with designers and animators to understand and implement features that are functional, easy to use, and support the vision of the game.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Expert proficiency with C++ and/or Java.
  • Experience writing and debugging code inside a proprietary or commercial 3D game engine such as Unreal Engine or Unity.
  • Experience writing both high level and low level animation systems.
  • Deep knowledge of a wide range of video game genres and a technical understanding of how animation systems are implemented.
  • Motivated self-starter with exceptional technical ability and strong communication skills.
  • Passionate about developing high quality video games.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience with animation or rigging using 3DS Max or Maya.
  • Experience with other programming disciplines such as gameplay and AI.

How to Apply

You will need to provide:

  • Resume detailing your experience. (required)
  • Cover letter. (preferred)
  • References. (preferred)