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Senior Animation Programmer PC/Console Games Tokyo - REF 2906

Our client is a renowned entertainment company specialising in PC and console games, the role is based in the culturally rich city, Tokyo, onsite. Offering a great relocation package, competitive salary, and company benefits. They are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual that will be open to exploring the unknown within technology.

 What you will be doing:

  • Work in an existing Game Engine using cutting edge tech to develop and integrate advanced animation techniques to focus on rendering high-end characters.  
  • Techniques you will fulfil will include real-time cloth deformations, muscle stimulation facial animation.
  • Content creation pipelines and exporters alongside other development areas 
  • Design multi-platform code for memory and performance efficiency.   
  • Collaborate with team to develop computer animation solutions by creating efficient pipelines and workflows for artists. 
  • Provide guidance mentoring junior employees.  

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree or similar
  • 5+ years of professional game programming experience.  
  • Advanced proficiency in C++ and animation techniques. 
  • Experienced in DCC tools and Exporters with understanding of facial animation techniques, full body IK and helper bones driven body animation.  
  • Knowledge in parallel processing, multithreading, and optimisation techniques. 
  • Someone who is a team player and has a desire to push the barriers of technology in gaming.
  • Proficient in the English language such that research can be discussed smoothly
  • *GPGPU knowledge is a plus 
  • *Test level of N3 in Japanese is a plus


  • Competitive salary that compensates fairly on work and contributions offered by its team members
  • Great relocation package to assist employees into a smooth transition to the company.
  • Studio located in Tokyo, one of the largest most vibrant and culturally rich cities.
  • Friendly supportive work environment with a company that values a healthy work-life balance.

 How do you apply: 

Please forward your CV to quoting reference 2906.

Big Planet is an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company. 

Senior Animation Programmer PC/Console Games Tokyo - REF 2906

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 29 Nov 2023

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