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Lead Technical Animator
Skeleton Key
Posted on 1/31/2023
Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
Unreal Engine
  • 5+ years of production experience in video games or film as a Senior, Lead, or Principal Technical Animator
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and managing a team or individuals
  • Experience rigging/skinning sophisticated characters, creatures and vehicles in Maya
  • Scripting / tool creation experience with Python / Mel
  • Strong understanding of character rigging / animation pipelines
  • Unreal Engine Experience in runtime animation systems (Animation Blueprints, Control Rig setups)
  • Dedicated and internally driven, able to take initiative and work independently or collaborate effectively with artists, engineers, and designers
  • A passion for deep, compelling, narrative-driven horror games
  • Collaborate with game leadership to develop the overall vision & determine technical animation feasibility
  • Build up and maintain detailed documentation for all owned features
  • Evaluate the game's vision, design and technical needs to identify animation risks and mitigation plans
  • Work closely with engineering to assess existing animation and rigging tools
  • Improve pipelines for both gameplay and cinematics
  • Support animators and designers with their technical needs
  • Train team members on tools and techniques and raise awareness of new processes
  • Hire, lead, and mentor a group of Technical Animators artists to further their skills and cohesion as a team
  • Build automated animation setups and rigs
Desired Qualifications
  • C++ Maya Plugin development
  • Unreal Engine Cloth / Ragdoll setup experience
  • Qt or Pyside Maya UI tool scripting
Wizards of the Coast
Game publisher
Company Overview
Wizards of the Coast creates entertainment that inspires creativity, sparks passions, forges friendships, and fosters communities around the globe. Their games seek to harness the boundless energy and imagination of their players. In every pursuit, they seek to inspire a lifetime love for games.
  • Direct & Indirect Compensation
  • Employee Health Support
  • Caring for Families
  • Parental Leave
  • Core Hours
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • Free and Discounted Products
  • 4 hours/ Month Paid Volunteer Time
Company Core Values
  • Be legendary
  • Build a well-rounded crew
  • Delve into dungeons
  • Don't split the party
  • It takes a multiverse