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Senior Tech Animator

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic and technical talents to the limit on a team of world-class game developers who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for a Senior Technical Animator with a passion for expressive character movement to work on our collaboration with Disney. In this talented team of veteran and emerging artists you'll collaborate across teams, and contribute directly on the next Epic project.

Joining this team means you're motivated to seek solutions to problems and work with other artists to make positive changes to models, movements, and tools. The heart of this role is rigging, pipeline and tooling.

In this role, you will
• Rig characters, props and vehicles
• Set up assets in Unreal Engine 5; including cloth, physics, blueprints
• Work closely with modelers and animators to ensure a smooth development pipeline that delivers high quality assets
• Assist with pipeline tools and working with engine and project leads on continuous improvement of those engine tools

What we're looking for
• Extensive experience rigging characters in Maya
• A portfolio demonstrating rigging for a range of characters, bipeds, and creatures, both body and faces
• Attention to aesthetic detail, especially with regards to character deformation and physics movement
• Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 5 art pipeline
• Positive individual with strong written communication and teamwork skills
• Exceptional problem-solver
• Experience developing character pipelines and tools

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

$166,744 - $244,558 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$159,164 - $233,441 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-gp39y9-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $166,744 to $244,558 Per Year ($ 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.