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Senior Technical Animator

Epic Games

London, United Kingdom 06-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

We are the MetaHuman team at Epic, the humans behind MetaHuman Creator and Animator. We work tirelessly to improve high fidelity characters in Unreal Engine while making those technologies accessible to everyone. With our MetaHuman Product, we enable the creation of photorealistic digital humans and the mapping of human appearance and behaviour onto realistic but also stylized characters. All of this is critical in populating the metaverse.

What You'll Do

The MetaHuman team is looking for a Senior/Lead Animator to help drive the vision for high-quality character animation. 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.

In this role, you will
• Become a stakeholder for quality results in animation using MetaHuman and Unreal Engine technology.
• Help design and construct pipelines for animation and retargeting workflows.
• Work closely with Engineering and Tech Anim to give feedback on rigs and the design of tools and pipelines.
• Work hands-on by animating and creating anim graphs across many different types of projects to help shape new features.
• Provide alignment by being a point of contact with other Epic teams and initiatives.

What we're looking for
• Experience in both key-framing and mocap animation.
• Strong eye for both facial performance and body mechanics.
• Familiarity with retargeting and animation systems such as anim blueprints in Unreal Engine
• Good understanding of both realistic and stylized motion.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills.

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-rbbpze-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

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.