Full Time Job

Animation Lead

Epic Games

Cary, NC 02-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
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

Epic Games is searching for a Lead Animator to join our team working on Fortnite. A successful candidate should have a great understanding of the fundamentals of animation and how they relate to game animation and the ability to implement animations in the Unreal Engine. Proficiency in animation blueprints is a plus.

In this role, you will
• Lead a growing team of animators, helping mentor and drive the style and feel of Fortnite's animation
• Take animation from initial concept through implementation in Unreal Engine
• Create character specific animations in Maya using our in-house rigs and tools
• Work closely with the individual Epic Art Leads, and artists on the team, to ensure downstream depts have all the information they need when launched
• Ensure animation assets are delivered and shipped successfully and on time
• Be a point of contact for bug support, triage, and resolution of animation assets

What we're looking for
• You have an animation reel showing key-framed character and creature animations
• Strong experience with Maya and gameplay systems
• Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions
• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 4 art pipeline
• Related skills, such as modeling, skinning, rigging
• Experience working with mocap data
• Experience having shipped at least one title
• User-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

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

$185,075 - $271,443 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$173,970 - $255,156 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-gqj69m-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $185,075 to $271,443 Per Year ($ 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.