Konami Japan is currently looking for a Senior Animation Programmer to join our FOX ENGINE development team. Inviting Worldwide Technology Director Julien Merceron and pursuing an innovative game development process on its globally recognised game titles including the Metal Gear Solid series and the Pro-Evolution Soccer franchise, we have established a new team working on the FOX ENGINE and now welcome experienced programmers with an excellent technical background.
As a Senior Animation Programmer, you will be developing mesmerizing animation techniques to create outstanding characters in a top level of team with highly talented developers at KONAMI Japan. This will be a technologically focused job for our multiple AAA titles, and you are expected to create an advanced animation system by integrating latest technologies including Full Body IK, Procedural Animation and Animation/AI interface.
- Over 6 years of professional experience in animation Programming for PC/PS3/Xbox360 and New Gen
- Proficient knowledge of Animation Pipelines, Animation/AI interfacing, Full Body IK, Procedural Animation
- Has the passion to provide outstanding Characters in Games
- Outstanding C/C++ programming skills; GPGPU is a plus
- Knowledge of cutting edge Animation techniques, knowing how to work with AI programmers and Animators
- Is proficient with "Test Driven Development"
- Has participated in shipping Hit Games, highly regarded for its Animation and AI
- Possesses verbal and written communication skills in English or Japanese
- Professional experience in creating Animation game engines for Consoles
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Position type: Starting with a two-year contract, which could be renewed or become indefinite based on your performance.
- Compensation: competitive salary+ discretionary bonus with a generous benefits package (e.g. Social Insurance including health insurance, labour insurance and pension; Defined Contribution Pension Plan allowance; Transportation allowance.)
- Relocation Support: Relocation support package including a relocation lump sum; free language lessons for a minimum of 3 months