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Senior Animation Engineer




Remote, United Kingdom

United Kingdom




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK's biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Project Background:

Jagex has begun exciting new projects that leverage our legendary RuneScape IP in creative ways. We are expanding a project team with expertise in the latest technologies, focused around Unreal Engine 5, to create a highly-skilled, player-focused development group that you could join. A core team based in Cambridge, augmented by members distributed globally, form a friendly, talented bunch keen to invite new members.

Apply your passion for creating unforgettable online games and drive technology development to help us fulfil our vision for a deep, community-driven, connected, multi-platform Open World Survival Craft experience, set in the RuneScape universe.

Job Purpose:

Apply your passion for creating unforgettable online games and drive technology development using Unreal Engine 5, enabling an ambitious team to help create a deeply connected experience.

Collaborate with peers and the production team to innovate and focus on developing an exciting new gaming experience.

Key Duties Include:

    • Maintaining and extend existing animation components, tools, pipelines and workflows.
    • Using your knowledge of recent developments and upcoming techniques in character animation to create engaging gameplay experiences.
    • Writing clear, maintainable, and portable code.
    • Liaise with the team to create a robust technical document on different development platforms/consoles.
    • Setup processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project.
    • Identify risks and opportunities presented during the development of games, providing solutions to resolve potentially complex problems.
    • Support the development team with recruitment.

Essential Skills:
    • Experience in UE4/UE5 C++, Blueprints.
    • Experience in Skeletal Mesh Animation System, Control Rig, IK Rig.
    • Experience in ALS.
    • Experience developing and shipping connected games.
    • Experience setting up workflows and communicating them to the development team effectively.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills to ensure you can confidently communicate ideas to technical and non-technical team members.

Desirable Skills:
    • Experience with low-level animation system development.
    • Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games.
    • Experience of working on networked and action games.
    • Experience of working on client/server applications.

Company Benefits:

- Flexible Working

- Bonus Scheme

- Private Health Care

- Gym Membership

- Generous Pension Contributions

- Life Insurance

- Free Cycle Repair

- Income Protection

- Dental Plan

- Free Fruit and Drinks

- Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don't meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!

Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.


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