Be part of a cutting-edge startup that pushes the boundaries of mixed reality and AI. If you are a passionate Animation Engineer, excited about our mission, let’s chat!

As an Animation Engineer specialized in emotional and facial animations, you will play a pivotal role in creating emotionally engaging and expressive characters for our interactive experiences. Your expertise in bringing subtle nuances to life through animations will be essential in immersing our audiences in captivating and emotionally rich narratives.

Location: Remote or Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam⎮ Job type: Full-time employee
Report line: Engineering Manager⎮ Department: Engineering - Animation
What you will do
  • Take ownership of animation systems and features: motion matching locomotion system, IK systems, procedural animation
  • Collaborate closely with animators, character artists, AI engineers, gameplay engineers to realize creative ambitions, understand requirements and artistic direction
  • Work within Unity and adapt existing systems and build new animation technology in order to fulfill the project’s technical needs
  • Implement high-quality emotional and facial animations that convey a wide range of emotions, capturing the intricacies of human expressions and reactions.
  • Utilize our existing keyframe animations to create lifelike and believable character performances, ensuring seamless integration into our product.
  • Work closely with the animation and design teams to iteratively improve character performances based on feedback and playtesting results.
  • Collaborate with the gameplay and narrative teams to integrate emotional and facial animations effectively into interactive experiences and cinematic sequences.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, research, and advancements in emotional animation and facial expression technologies.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve animation-related issues, optimizing animations for performance and visual fidelity across various platforms.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the animation team to ensure consistent quality and adherence to project goals.
What you need to succeed
You do not need to meet all of the requirements below, we encourage you to apply if you have:
  • Solid knowledge of C#, object oriented design, and a 3D math background
  • Proven experience as an animation engineer
  • Familiar with multi-threading techniques and common optimization related to animation
  • Experience in creating and improving animation systems in game engines
  • Deep understanding of facial anatomy, expressions, and emotions, enabling you to create believable and impactful animations.
  • Experience with facial capture technology and data processing techniques.
  • Knowledge of animation blending, state machines, and related animation systems used in games
  • Experience working with or creating a motion matching system for game engines is a big plus
Why choose us?
Our stealth-mode startup, guided by seasoned leaders, seeks skilled professionals like you to advance our mission. We're developing a novel approach that uses Affective AI to engage humans in a positive emotional mixed reality. Your expertise is essential for our success.
  • 1
    Innovative AI
    Our Affective AIs understand you as a emotional, physiological being. For many this will be the first time they've interacted with an AI in a totally natural and intuitive way. We are targeting the new Apple Vision Pro, making your experiences more engaging and life-like than ever before.
  • 2
    Experienced Leadership
    Our co-founders bring a wealth of experience in AI and the gaming industry. One co-founder built the first unicorn game startup in Southeast Asia, while the other served as the Head of Character AI at Apple and Dreamworks.
  • 3
    Massive Impact
    Within five years, our AIs will engage with hundreds of millions of people daily, with a genuine understanding of them as emotional and physiological beings. You'll have a unique opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact on users' lives.
  • 4
    Proven Revenue Model
    We've already established a strong and proven and ethical revenue model, ensuring our startup's long-term success and sustainability.
  • 5
    Stock Option Program
    As a team member, you'll be able to participate in our stock option program, sharing in our success as we grow.
  • 6
    Growth Opportunity
    We empower our team to take initiative in their work and their career. We want to see you grow both professionally and a person.
Work Environment
  • Teamwork makes the dream work, so at bootloader studio we pay very close attention to the work environment to curate it into a happy, healthy, productive environment.
  • 100% product/innovation-focused startup company with experienced founders
  • Flat organization – don’t come to work for us if you want or need minions working for you!
  • Open communication – we listen to each other
  • Friendly, flexible, and fun culture
  • Comfortable, modern, beautiful offices full of the newest tech gears
Equal Employment
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We believe in treating all employees and applicants with fairness and respect, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings, as it enhances our team's creativity and innovation. Join us and be part of an organization that upholds equal employment opportunities for all.
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