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Lead Gameplay Animator

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class animators who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for a Gameplay Animation Lead to join our team to work on our collaboration with Disney. A successful candidate should have leadership experience and a great understanding of the fundamentals of animation, how they relate to gameplay 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 gameplay animators; mentor and provide technical and creative feedback to animators
• Maintain a healthy team by identifying team needs and addressing them by working with other team leads where necessary
• Create character-specific gameplay animations from initial concept through implementation in Unreal Engine using our Control Rig toolset
• Help drive technical implementation workflows and find ways to improve the animation pipeline and efficiencies in Unreal
• Drive collaboration across disciplines, including Production, Design, Technical Animation, and Technical Design to help drive the style and feel of animation at Epic

What we're looking for
• 2+ years of experience in a lead animator role, with demonstrated ability to manage or lead a team effectively
• You have an animation reel showing key-framed character and creature animations and/or a reel showing work that you have supervised
• Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions
• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Familiarity with Maya and Unreal Engine 5 animation workflows
• Experience working with mocap data
• Experience having shipped at least one title
• Related skills, such as modeling, skinning, rigging are a plus

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

$162,866 - $238,869 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$155,463 - $228,012 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-g6y4v8-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $162,866 to $238,869 Per Year ($ 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.