Animation Programmer

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Join Constellation!


Come join Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning development team behind StarfieldThe Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Bethesda Game Studios strives to offer its employees a well-balanced home and work life by providing competitive salaries, a generous benefits program, and offices located in some of North America’s best cities.


With a goal of creating a culture as fun and diverse as our games and our players, we welcome applicants with unique skillsets, experience levels and backgrounds. If you are passionate about making a meaningful contribution to some of the most significant games in the industry we’d love to hear from you!


Your Daily Life at Bethesda Game Studios


As Animation Programmer, you will...

  • Work side-by-side with Technical Artists, Animators, and Gameplay Engineers
  • Own the animation pipeline from concept to realization
  • Create and implement technology and techniques that provide a leading edge animation experience


What Makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

  • You have at least 5 years of game industry software development experience
  • You have expert level knowledge of real-time animation systems
  • You have extensive experience with one or more real-time animation middleware (eg: Havok Animation, Granny, HumanIK, Morpheme) or equivalent custom/in-house solutions
  • You have experience developing or working with animation blend graphs, real-time IK, animation compression, and/or advanced animation memory management (streaming)
  • You enjoy working daily with animators and technical arts to help craft solutions to complex problems
  • You have prior experience acting as an owner of animation systems

Preferred Skills

Bonus Skills

  • You have experience developing for multiple platforms (OSX, Windows, PS4, XBox One)
  • You have generalist experience or prior experience in other core areas of game development, such as AI or gameplay programming
  • You have a passion for developing and playing games

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