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Cinematic and Animation Tools Programmer

Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Programming, Malmö

Job Description

Working on our animation tech team, your primary focus will be on implementing and maintaining the various cinematic and animation systems of our in-house engine Snowdrop™ to blend the barriers between narrative and gameplay experience.  You will be expected to work in close collaboration with other programmers, designers, animators and testers to craft high quality, scalable solutions where performance, memory, networking and load times are taken into account.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö, Sweden, and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager / cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job-ad is posted. 

Responsibilities

  • Designing, implementing, debugging, and iterating on new and existing cinematic and animation system and tools in collaboration with other programmers.
  • Developing in a multithreaded environment for large teams.
  • Suggesting improvements to the animation engine when necessary by designing and implementing new systems.
  • Collaborating with designers and animators to discuss constraints and establish the technical constraints of the various required functions.
  • Implementing software in a clear and structured way keeping in mind the performance, memory consumption, network replication, maintenance, compatibility, portability requirements and optimize whenever necessary.  
  • Documenting the work so as to transfer knowledge and enable users (other programmers and people from other crafts) to understand how to use the new animation systems and features.
  • Carrying out all other related tasks.

Qualifications

You as a person:
You have a passion for building great technology and are result oriented. You value quality in everything you do and have a good attention to detail. Further on you need to have a strong sense of ownership and responsibility. We believe that you are comfortable working in a collaborative environment sharing related code and tasks. The environment is constantly changing and it’s important that you can adapt to changes. You have the ability to accurately estimate task duration. It is important that you have a big interest for cinematography and gameplay.

Besides the above we’re looking for someone with experiences within the following areas: 

  • Bachelor or Master´s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering 1+ year of experience working with C++
    (or equivalent 4+ years of professional programming experience with solid proficiency in with C++).
  • Experience with animation systems development or cinematic tools development for large teams and their interfaces with gameplay systems.
  • Experience with designing efficient systems
  • Debugging and problem solving skills.
  • Understand of machine learning, hierarchical skeletons, bone transforms & weighting, blending, blend trees, additive animation, skinning, IK, quaternions, etc.
  • Its beneficial if you have experience with motion capture systems and procedural animation technologies.  

Good to know 
As we aim to build a team who continuously push the boundaries of what’s possible within game development (and because we love to learn and grow from the people around us), we might ask you to do a practical test as a part of the recruitment process. 

 We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you. In the meantime, why not take a look at the videos posted below. 

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