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Animation Engineer

Founded in 1996, Aspyr Media, Inc. got its start in Austin, TX by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Star Wars to Mac. Today, Aspyr is a video game publishing and development partner focused on maximizing the potential of games. We find the world's best games and connect them to new audiences, on all platforms.

The Opportunity:

As a developer and publisher of AAA games for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android, Mac, and Linux, we're looking for an Animation Engineer to expand the team tasked with the development of our AAA game portfolio.

We are looking for a candidate that has experience in the design of character animation systems in Unreal Engine 4.  Middleware, proprietary engines, and amazing games – we get to play with them all.  We have mature technology to assist with this, but as per our roadmap there's also plenty of scope for new talent to shape it.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Designers, Gameplay Engineers, Technical Artists, and Animators in order to implement character and skeletal animations.

  • Enhance the Unreal Engine 4 systems as necessary to support the game and overarching company technology base.

  • Work in other areas as a generalist when required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an Animation Engineer.

  • Familiarity with blending, procedural animation, inverse kinematics, and creating the supporting game controllers.

  • Unreal Engine 4 experience.

  • Currency in and an accumulation of actual hands-on game development experience in C++.

  • A passion for quality.

  • Generalist – you’ll have worked in at least a couple of different areas of AAA professional game development and have a mix of experience developing various subsystems (huge plus).

  • Familiarity with as much middleware and third-party solutions (incl. open source) as possible. As mentioned above - we work with it all.

  • Graphics knowledge, especially OpenGL/GLES, Direct3D, HLSL, GLSL, Metal or Vulkan (also a plus but not required).

  • Console, PC, Mac, iOS, or Android experience.

  • Prior experience in other specialist areas (unique skills brought to the table are valued here).

 

Aspyr is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aspyr are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Aspyr will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Aspyr encourages applicants of all ages.