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Senior Technical Animator

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

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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.

EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

We pay 100% for benefits except for PMI (for dependents). Our current benefits package includes pension, private medical insurance, health care cash plan, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, critical illness, cycle to work scheme, flu shots, health checks, and meals. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. 

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

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