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Senior Technical Designer in Animation
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Morrisville, NC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Unreal Engine
  • A strong animation sense and a clear understanding of character motion and how to achieve it with modern animation methods
  • A good understanding of the animation pipeline, including source content creation tools such as Maya and the export process into a game engine
  • Knowledge of how to combine animations to create good-looking motion
  • User-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do
  • Facilitate the creation of animation behavior tools/techniques/philosophies that allow the building of complex movement systems in a manner accessible by content creators
  • Design and implement animation state machines/behaviors and runtime solutions
  • Look for opportunities to improve the animation pipeline/workflow and help provide solutions for technical animation problems, including performing training and creating documentation for the animation team
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and solve in-game animation implementation issues and animation-related technical challenges
  • Closely collaborate with the animation leadership to maintain the style and quality bar for animations in the game
Desired Qualifications
  • At least 10 years of experience with AAA game development in a similar role, preferably on a large team using an established game engine (internal or commercial); experience with Unreal Engine is a plus
  • Familiarity with modern animation behavior tools and concepts, such as blend trees and state machines; experience with Unreal Engine Animation Blueprints is a plus
  • Good communication and collaboration skills, especially with team members from other disciplines; leadership skills and experience leading a team is a plus
Epic Games

1,001-5,000 employees

Video game developer (makers of Fortnight)
Company Overview
Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.
  • Health coverage - 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match and profit share
  • Robust mental well-being programs & free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents
  • Unlimited PTO & sick time
  • Paid sabbatical