Lead Animator, Special Projects
21 days ago
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.
ANIMATION - SPECIAL PROJECTS
What We Do
The Special Projects team at Epic is responsible for executing high-impact projects that push the envelope to define the future of real-time graphics and gaming technology (The Matrix Awakens, Lumen in the Land of Nanite). Push your artistic talent to the limit collaborating with a team of world-class developers who strive to innovate and inspire.
What You'll Do
Epic Games is searching for a Lead Animator to join our Special Projects team. A successful candidate should have a great understanding of the fundamentals of animation and how they relate to gameplay animation. They should have the ability to implement animations in the Unreal editor using our animation blueprint system.
In this role, you will
- Take animation from initial concept through to implementation in Unreal Engine using our animation blueprint system
- Lead a growing team of animators, helping mentor and drive the style and feel of animation
What we're looking for
- You have an animation reel showing key-framed character and creature animations
- Strong experience with Maya and gameplay systems
- Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions
- Strong communication and leadership skills
- A good understanding of modeling, rigging and skinning and be able to give concise and timely notes to get to the best possible outcome
- Professional experience working with the Unreal Engine art pipeline
- Experience working with mocap data
- You have shipped multiple titles
- User-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do.
If you have a portfolio/reel/website you'd like to share, please hyperlink it to your resume, or submit it as an attachment with your application.
EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE
Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.
Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.
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
$163,400 — $261,400 USD
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