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Senior Gameplay Animator

Epic Games

Cary, NC 04-26-2024
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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

Epic Games is searching for Gameplay Animators to join our team to work on our collaboration with Disney. You'll create original animation with a strong emphasis on style and appeal that's grounded in realistic world physics. A great understanding is needed of the fundamentals of animation and how they relate to game animation and the ability to implement animations in the Unreal 5 game engine using our animation blueprint system. A strong sense of gameplay feel and timing in relation to game design principles.

In this role, you will
• Create character-specific animations such as gameplay animations in Unreal Engine using our Control Rig toolset
• Take animation from initial concept through implementation in Unreal Engine 5 using our animation blueprint system
• Drive collaboration across disciplines, including Production, Design, Technical Animation, Technical Design, and implementation to help drive the style and feel of best-in-class animation
• Collaborate with leads in a dailies style critique environment, find optimal solutions, and address basic issues as they arise
• Refine animations and gameplay feel as needed to get the best quality animation within the timeline

What we're looking for
• A strong animation reel showing expertise in key-framed character and creature animation
• Relevant experience in both gameplay and cinematic animation
• Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions
• Familiarity with Maya and Unreal Engine 5 art pipeline
• Understanding of modeling, skinning, and rigging
• Experience working with Motion Capture is a plus
• Experience with working on hard surface or vehicle animation is a plus

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-d8eemm-3-92-91-54-42 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.