Full Time Job

Animation Implementation Lead

Epic Games

Cary, NC 03-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Help drive the technical implementation workflows for Fortnite Cosmetic Animation, including Emotes, Gliders, Pickaxes, and Backpacks. You will lead a team of outsource artists in asset implementation and best practices, while looking at current workflows from an objective perspective, carving out ways to improve efficiencies in Unreal. You'll be expected to take a proactive approach in asking questions, raising concerns, and providing solutions to artists across multiple disciplines, both outsourced and internal. This is a key role in supporting ideas that push the current boundaries of what's currently able to be done, to the next level!

In this role, you will
• Work with a team of animators, both internal and outsource vendor teams, to implement, maintain, modify, and troubleshoot animation assets
• Be the technical contact to identify and resolve problems for departments that give inventory to or receive inventory from Animation; these include FX, Sound, Modelling, Rigging, Art, Programming, Tech Animation
• Take animations and implement in the game by creating montages, hooking up to data assets, and testing in game
• Guide/Support OS implementation artists
• Help shape animation montage implementation improvements in Unreal
• Work with multiple disciples to determine best workflows for a wide variety of different Cosmetic Animation setups and functionalities

What we're looking for
• Relevant experience in Unreal Engine 5 art pipeline and gameplay systems
• Experience shipping at least one title
• Experience with scripting and tools is a plus and a working knowledge of version control - Perforce preferred
• Comfortable documenting, explaining, and teaching processes to others: Excellent interpersonal skills, must possess ability to help artists with technical issues; serve as technical interface between departments
• Strong technical background that can help in decision making and idea conceptualization during concept syncs and brainstorms
• Proactive communicator

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range

$143,485 - $210,444 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$134,876 - $197,817 USD

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3zk49-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $143,485 to $210,444 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games 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 and 2.5 billion friend connections. 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.