Sharkmob is a growing game developer with studios in London and Malmö, Sweden. Creativity, passion for craft, and innovation are hallmarks of our young company. 2.5 years into its founding, our London studio is working on an ambitious AAA title and has more than 80 developers. The London studio is growing fast & you’ll be joining at an exciting time, helping build the foundations of our Engineering Team.
We're looking for an Animation Programmer to make sure we can deliver on our vision of a world-class animation system. Working as part of our Engineering team, a multidisciplinary group working across all things technology, you’ll be reporting to our Technical Director and collaborating closely with Design, Narrative and Art to bring a world-class interactive experience to life. You will be supported by passionate technologists who thrive on engineering excellence and push the boundaries of what’s possible with new technologies and innovative solutions.
Work closely with Animation, Design and Gameplay teams to understand project animation needs and requirements to drive project-wide impacts through high-quality software ownership & delivery.
Create and implement technology and techniques that provide a world-class animation experience, developing software using cutting-edge engine technology (Unreal Engine 5).
Collaborate with gameplay to develop solutions to animation problems, effectively communicating insights on fidelity, performance, scalability and robustness.
Help improve the development process across the engineering group.
Continue to develop your engineering skills.
Proven track record as an animation programmer or similar on a shipped game.
Good knowledge of C/C++ and software architectural skills.
Experience developing or working with animation blend graphs, real-time IK and animation compression.
Passionate about writing lean, performant code.
A good understanding of animation pipelines in modern game engines, their architecture and capabilities.
A good understanding of computer science fundamentals and 3D mathematics.
An effective communicator who loves to work independently as well as collaborate with other teams.
Remuneration and benefits
Competitive salaries based on up-to-date data from external benchmarking providers & reviewed annually.
30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays.
Hybrid work-from-home policy.
Discretionary annual performance-based bonus.
Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob).
BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy.
£425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance.
Core studio hours 10:00-16:00 with 1 'wellness hour' to be used per week.
Daily breakfasts, snacks & refreshments at the studio.
VISA sponsorship (individual & dependents).
Relocation assistance for people within & outside of the UK.
Sharkmob makes multiplayer games with a focus on the player and the community. Many of us come from a PC and console background and we always push for AAA production value in our projects. We love to constantly challenge ourselves, pushing technology to the max while applying every ounce of skill and creativity we have.