Unreal Engine Animation Programmer

Posted 1 year ago

This role is expected to begin as a remote position, paid relocation to Pärnu will begin once the probation period has ended.

Job description

Gamecan is looking for an Unreal Animation Programmer whose sole mission is to develop, enhance and maintain our core systems within Unreal Engine 5, as well as optimizing them for multiple platforms.

As an Animation Programmer, you will work closely with other engineers, animators, technical animators, product managers, and leads.

You also have a passion for creating games with great people.


  • 2+ years of professional game and/or animation system development experience
  • Experience in writing C++ applications
  • Excellent linear algebra skills and applications of linear algebra in software
  • Experience with rigging systems, animation state machines, low-level animation systems, physics-based animation and/or IK systems
  • Performance-minded development and optimization skills
  • Proactive team player
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Self-driven team player with a strong work ethic


  • Architect, implement and maintain core animation systems of the project
  • Improve animation workflows with proper tools and pipelines
  • Maintain and optimize animation assets and rigs
  • Create technical documentation and share knowledge with the team
  • Participate in team meetings, including daily stand-ups
  • Establish a shared Unreal Engine knowledge base
  • Guide project configuration/structure
  • Investigate upcoming engine features related to your role and guide teams on how best to use them
  • Mentor less experienced team members on best technology usage and good practices
  • Foster working relationships with multiple teams across the company
  • Participate in team meetings, including daily stand-ups

Good to have

  • Experience in networking animated characters
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine’s Multiplayer Framework and its implementation with the Animation systems
  • Experience working with game physics
  • Experience of profiling and optimization

What do we have to offer

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work with a talented and passionate team in the video game industry. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration
  • The office is in a new development right in the center of Pärnu, providing an easy commute and proximity to all the stores and restaurants
  • Adjustable desks – stand, sit, squat, or hang from the ceiling
  • Powerful desktop machines to work on – the PC waits for you, not the other way around
  • 1Gbit/s internet speed in the office, typically 300Mb/s at home
  • We are crazy about taking time off with new and old video games, a day at the spa, sauna, or the beach (yes, Pärnu has a kickass beach!). A rested developer is a happy developer
  • The team is phenomenal – over 40 people who are amazing to each other
  • The living costs in Pärnu are extra low. Even the most expensive apartments in the center have their rent of around 400-500€ per month
  • The living environment is probably one of the best and safest in the region. Check it out yourself: https://youtu.be/vJEAY3e4TBI
  • We work in a nurturing company culture where personal growth is highly valued. Your professional skills will also get buffed at the speed of light
  • We help you with relocation every step of the way to make sure it’s as smooth as possible
  • At Gamecan, we prioritize the well-being of our employees by providing comprehensive health and wellness benefits. These include complimentary access to mental health professionals, gym memberships, and exclusive spa discounts to support both mental and physical well-being
  • Additionally, our in-house professional masseur is available to help alleviate stress and promote relaxation
  • To celebrate the joyous occasion of welcoming a new family member, we extend a special bonus of 1000€ to our employees as a token of our heartfelt congratulations
  • Annually, we host a rejuvenating summer retreat, bringing together our global team members for a relaxing and enjoyable experience
  • We incentivize employee referrals with a rewarding bonus system for successful hires
  • Gamecan employees receive free complimentary access to Full Cycle Game Academy courses, while their immediate family members — parents, siblings, and children — benefit from a 50% discount on these educational offerings
  • To further enhance our employees’ daily experience, we provide monthly cab credits, making the commute to work more convenient and stress-free

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