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Animation Gameplay Engineer

Sumo Digital

Who are Timbre Games?  
Timbre Games is a Vancouver based early-stage game development studio with over 100 years of founding leadership. We believe culture drives creative, where we draw on community and diversity to build truly unique experiences.    
Our mission is to build a world class network of Game Studios; to provide accessible awesomeness to our players, to our team, to the world.     
Everyone has a story. Come write yours!    

Engineering at Timbre Games 
We are the tinkerers, the innovators, and the explorers. We enable the team to pursue our vision of diverse and accessible AAA games. Utilizing Unreal Engine 5, we’re pushing the games we make to technical excellence. We are lifelong learners, leaning on both internal expertise and external inspiration to continue our path of growth and development.  We have a keen eye for best practices and beautiful code and make investigation, knowledge sharing and mentoring a priority. 

We value interdisciplinary collaboration and creative contributions. AND YES – WE'RE OPEN TO APPLICATIONS FROM TALENTED HUMANS AT ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS! 

Animation Gameplay Engineers impact our team by working with our animators and designers to achieve a high visual fidelity for our games and unlock novel gameplay opportunities. 

As an Animation Gameplay Engineer at Timbre Games, you:

    • Break down and solve animation challenges related to things like facial or character animation 
    • Work closely with Animators to ensure animations work the way they are expected, and closely with Designers to ensure animations feel as they should 
    • Set up and optimize animation state machines  
    • Maintain and develop supporting features for the game and the tools that go with it 
    • Collaborate with team members of various disciplines to review proposed features and develop those features from prototype to production 
    • Write beautiful C++ code that is clean, clear, performant and aligns with coding best practices 
    • Support our studio culture and values by mentoring other programmers on best practices and learnings 

Your Track Record Might Include:

    • A thorough understanding of animation systems in Unreal Engine or Unity. 
    • Experience with data structures, game logic and algorithms 
    • An understanding of the animation creation and engine import pipeline 
    • Experience using UE5 animation features is a plus. 
    • A demonstrated passion and curiosity for animation and solving production challenges related to animation 
About Timbre Games:    
Timbre Games are headed up by industry veterans in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Our experience stretches through mobile to AAA (think Gears of War, the Sims, SSX, FIFA, Age of Empires, among others!). We’re excited to build a ‘playoff ready’ studio that is centered on creativity, humour and diversity. We can’t wait to share our first project that we’re secretly working away on, and we welcome your application with open arms as we grow a world-class studio here in Canada!     
·        Competitive salary & benefits    
·        Annual bonus & RRSP matching     
·        20 days paid vacation, plus Christmas week off    
·        Remote / Work from home / Flexible hours    
·        Open door policy with direct access to leadership    
·        Industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge to share   
Timbre Game’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion    
Timbre recognizes the importance of creating an environment where all our employees feel included and empowered. We believe that culture drives creative, we value each employee’s unique experiences and perspectives across our company and recognize that it is both the smart and right thing to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.    
By diversifying our workforce, increasing equality, and ensuring that our individual differences are valued, we are better able to deliver an experience that reflects, inspires, and connects with our audience... because games are for everyone!    

We Welcome ALL to Apply. 
At Timbre Games, we believe that Culture drives Creative and we celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create! If you are excited about what we’re building at Timbre Games, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t think you check all the boxes!  
If you believe you are who we’re looking for, contact us at:   
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Location: Timbre Games, Vancouver
Date found: 2022-11-06

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