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Procedural Animation Programmer

at Rockstar North

Posted: 7/30/2019
Job Reference #: osSe1fwj

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Position at Rockstar San Diego

Rockstar San Diego is currently seeking an experienced Procedural Animation Programmer.

We are looking for a talented engineer to help us develop advanced animation and procedural technology. You should have strong initiative, a detailed knowledge of character animation systems and procedural techniques such as ragdolls and IK, as well as a passion for realistic, high quality character motion.


  • Develop, maintain, extend and support a wide range of procedural animation solutions, to achieve a variety of different character behaviors.
  • Work closely with both the core animation technology team and gameplay teams across different Rockstar studios.
  • Iterate with designers to continuously improve the quality and robustness of physics-driven animation in all Rockstar titles.
  • Independently research and develop new procedural animation techniques.


  • Strong C/C++ programming skills, OO design skills and 3D math background.
  • Detailed knowledge of character physics, ragdolls, IK, and more traditional animation techniques.
  • Experience developing within a large existing codebase, collaborating or working independently within a large team.
  • Familiarity with optimization and multi-threading techniques.
  • Passion for character based games, good eye for character and animation aesthetics.
  • Basic understanding of human motion and biomechanics, the cognitive and physiological processes involved, is a definite plus.
  • Good communication skills, ability to clearly share complex technical information with programmers, animators, and designers.