NCSoft is looking for a Tools Engineer to join our R&D team, with emphasis on animation support features. Our R&D team provides technical solutions for multiple projects within our company, as well as for our exciting new unannounced IP. At our Aliso Viejo, CA office, you will be working with a small group of people to prototype the character animation technologies to be implemented in the Unreal Engine.
Develop runtime animation systems
Work with Animation and Technical Art teams to develop tools and interfaces for tuning asset attributes, such as for: humans, creatures, and mechanical
Provide implementation support
Self-motivated to research and develop Animation Systems to push the technology forward
Build tools to increase compatibility between Maya and MotionBuilder, and successfully implement animation assets into Unreal.
Video game production experience
Knowledge of character animation technologies (Blend Trees, State Machine, real-time IK)
Strong C++ programming skills, object-oriented design skills, and 3D math background
Good communication skills and ability to clearly share complex technical information with artists and designers
Ability to comprehend artists and their needs regarding tools, and to translate those into actionable technical specifications
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Ability and willingness to participate in company presentations and travel internationally
Able to quickly adapt to the ever-changing daily needs that is the nature of an R&D team
Portfolio/work examples demonstrating your programming abilities
Always striving for excellence in software engineering
Ability to self-manage and work independently from start to finish, as well as work within a collaborative team environment
Experience with Maya, MotionBuilder, or similar 3D authoring packages
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about new technologies
Passionate about video games and making them
This is a full time, on-site position in Aliso Viejo, CA. A casual, friendly work environment, comprehensive benefits package, a competitive salary, and more are all part of what makes NCSOFT West a great place to work.