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Senior Animation Engineer

  • Zenimax Media
  • 11102 McCormick Rd
  • Hunt Valley, MD 21031
  • Full-Time

Senior Animation Engineer

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Animation Software Engineer to develop a robust in-game animation system in our new engine for the studio's next AAA project. In this position you will work side-by-side with Technical Artists, Animators, and Gameplay Engineers. You will own the animation pipeline from artist workstation all the way to fluid and responsive in-game characters.


* Expert level knowledge of real-time animation systems
* Extensive experience with one or more real-time animation middleware (e.g.: Havok Animation, Granny, Morpheme) or equivalent custom/in-house solutions
* Experience developing or working with animation blend graphs, real-time IK, animation compression, and/or advanced animation memory management (streaming)
* 7+ years game industry software development experience
* Self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
* Enjoys working daily with animators and technical artists to help craft solutions to complex problems
* Prior experience acting as an owner of animation systems
* Excellent 3D math skills
* Robust programming skills/experience in C++
* Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
* Strong technical knowledge of Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC

Desired Skills:

* Experience with animation systems in network games
* Generalist experience or prior experience in other core areas of game development, such as UI or gameplay programming
* Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

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