Senior Animation Engineer - 343 Industries (Halo)

  • Company: Microsoft
  • Location: Redmond, Washington
  • Posted: June 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1052900
343 Industries, the studio developing Halo games, is looking for a Senior Animation Engineer to join our team working on the next big Halo shooter experience. As a Senior Animation Engineer, you will help extend our animation feature set while supporting the development of new characters.

• Drive the design and implementation of core animation components.
• Collaborate with designers, animators, and AI engineers in the development of new character functionality.
• Develop and maintain high-quality code.
• Support the creation of compelling and engaging character experiences.

Required Qualifications:
• 4+ years of professional animation programming experience.
• 5+ years of professional C++ experience.

Bonus Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Extensive knowledge of current animation systems and technologies.
• Experience developing data-driven systems.
• A passion for creating amazing AAA games.
• Comfortable working with large and complex codebases.
• Solid understanding of algorithms, performance, optimization, and debugging.
• Good 3D Math skills (linear algebra and trig).
• Excellent communication skills.
• Experience with facial animation systems.
• Experience building animation tools in the games (or related) industry.
• Experience developing multi-threaded systems.
• Experience with LUA or similar scripting systems.

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