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Sr. Animation Programmer

Programming | Montréal, Québec, Canada

Duties :

Collaborate closely with the animation team to develop breakthrough animation technologies.

Program the elements related to the game animation;

Work in collaboration with animators and tool programmers in order to improve the production processes;

Provide management and coaching for the Tools Programming team;

Work in collaboration with other Leads in order to determine the technological needs of the project while coping with the project constraints;

Manage and maintain a task planning system aimed at reaching the milestones of the project;

Evaluate and distribute tasks in the Tools Programming team based on the individual strengths and expertise of each team member;

Participate in the interview process for the Tools Programming team;

Optimize animation tools;

Establish the technical possibilities of the different functions requested by the animation team;

Ensure that newly developed systems function properly and respond to established needs.


Experience and Qualifications

University degree in programming, software engineering, computer engineering or equivalent training;

Senior Animation Programmer : 6+ years experience in the industry as an Animation Programmer;

A minimum of 1 published title– at least 1 as an Animation Programmer in the gaming industry;


Technical Skills

Excellent knowledge of C++;

Knowledge of animation principles;

Experience with plugins/scripting, 3dsmax/Maya is an asset;


Interpersonal Skills

Ability to manage time independently;

Ability to work as part of a team;

Maturity to give and receive constructive criticism is expected;

Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Motivation and Interests

Passion and ambition for video games are essential!