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Rockstar Games Recruiting Animation Systems R&D Programmer

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Animation Systems R&D Programmer

Category: Research and Development
Company: Rockstar Games
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Rockstar is currently seeking an Animation Systems Programmer with a background in animation related academic research. We are looking for a talented engineer to help us research and develop new animation technology for use in our large open world character based games.
You should have strong coding skills, a background in academic research with good knowledge of current animation, facial, meshes/skinning, retargeting, control/planning research and/or related fields, an interest in character animation systems, and passion for realistic, high quality character motion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Independently and collaboratively research a range of new animation technologies.
Apply the results of this research to enhance our runtime animation system, pipeline and tools.
Work closely within the core animation technology team and with gameplay teams across different Rockstar studios.
Implement well designed, robust, highly optimal new animation system features, integrating them into our existing animation, physics and AI systems.
Keep up to date with the latest academic and industry publications, educate programmers and artists across Rockstar about new developments.

QUALIFICATIONS

MSc or PhD in computer science or similar specialty, with published academic research in an animation related field.
Good knowledge of current animation, facial, meshes/skinning, retargeting, control/planning research and/or related fields.
Strong C/C++ programming skills, OO design skills and 3D math background.
Familiarity with commonly used character animation technology.
Experience developing within a large existing codebase, both collaborating and working independently within a large team.
Understanding of optimization and multi-threading techniques.
Passion for character based games, good eye for character and animation aesthetics.
Good communication skills, ability to clearly share complex technical information with programmers, animators, and designers.

DETAILS

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience/seniority.
Contract: Full-time.
Location: Any Rockstar studio.

Apply here:- http://www.rockstargames.com/careers/position/ed4f06eb/rockstar-london
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