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Animation R&D Programmer: ML Ops
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Rockstargames is hiring a
Animation R&D Programmer: ML Ops

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar is currently seeking an Animation R&D Programmer with an interest in researching MLOps frameworks and systems.

We are looking for a talented engineer to help us design and stand up MLOps systems to support other R&D developers. You should have strong initiative, a detailed knowledge of MLOps technologies and systems, and machine/deep learning techniques, as well as an interest in establishing a strong ML R&D stack and creatively designing solutions to various R&D process problems.


  • We develop animation technology, from performance capture through to a sophisticated runtime engine, for massive open world games.
  • We are a global team of programmers and researchers who collaborate on pushing the boundaries of character animation on next generation hardware.
  • We support and work closely with gameplay, animation and technical art teams, across multiple projects at different Rockstar studios.


  • Join our core animation technology team and work closely with performance capture, animation, rigging, technical art, and tools teams across different Rockstar studios.
  • Research, develop, deploy, maintain, extend, and support a wide range of MLOps systems and technologies.
  • Keep up to date with the latest academic and industry breakthroughs, independently research and develop improvements to continuously push our technology forward.


  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience developing within a large existing codebase, collaborating or working independently within a large team.


  • Strong Python programming skills.
  • Experience with Linux and MLOps technologies - Docker, Kubernetes, Airflow, etc.
  • Practical success in data engineering, applying the latest machine learning/deep learning (ML/DL) approaches to production scale problems.
  • Ability to research and develop latest MLOps systems and standards, and derive new solutions based on established ones.
  • Good communication skills, ability to clearly share complex technical information with programmers, technical artists, animators, and riggers.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Industry experience working on AAA character based games, or character based VFX animation.
  • C/C++ and C# programming skills.
  • Strong ML background.
  • Strong 3D math skills.
  • Strong R&D mindset, adept at taking the initiative on researching and experimenting with new ideas, solutions, and technologies.
  • Passion for character based games.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If youโ€™ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

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