Animation/Character Programmer

Animation/Character Programmer

Defiant Studios was founded in New York City in 2016 by industry veterans with many decades of experience in designing, building and producing AAA games for a global audience. We strive to create incredible gameplay experiences while working with curious and passionate people. Our focus is to explore and expand the boundaries of cooperative multiplayer games through compelling storytelling woven into unique and beautiful worlds. Defiant is currently developing multiple unannounced projects including a groundbreaking AAA IP for next generation platforms.

We are looking for an experienced Animation/Character Programmer to join us as we develop exciting projects for multiple next generation platforms. At Defiant Studios, you will work with some of the industry’s most exciting technology and talented individuals. Together with our engineering and animation teams, you will be involved in R&D efforts to create fresh and engaging experiences.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of C++
  • Strong to advanced math skills
  • A passion for innovation and solving open ended problems
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as a team
  • At least one shipped AAA title

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience authoring state machines and/or animation trees
  • Experience with IK solutions and procedural animation
  • Experience working with animators to break down animation requirements of a given feature
  • Experience with profiling and optimizations
  • Experience with developing tools and asset pipelines

Further information is provided under our non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate for full-time positions in New York.
 
Benefits:
Defiant Studios offers a comprehensive range of benefits for all full-time employees including 100% company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, company paid holidays and an attractive paid time off policy which includes 3 weeks of company-wide vacation as well as unlimited paid vacation days. In addition, we offer Relocation Assistance, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Flexible Savings Account Programs, Commuter Tax benefits, flexible work hours and discounted gym memberships to keep our staff healthy and happy. Defiant Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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