Technical Animator - Rigger


For many, the word “Epic” is synonymous with grand, glorious, heroic, regal, magnificent or monumental. At Epic Games, we think of “Epic” as the collective effort of smart, talented, passionate people choosing to build the highest quality experiences possible for those who play our games and use our technology. The words “good enough” are not spoken here. That dedication has allowed us to remain an industry leader, take risks, be creative, and carve our own path forward.

Epic Games, is searching for a Technical Animator with a passion for expressive character movement to join our small and mighty Technical Animation team. In this talented team of veteran and emerging artists you’ll collaborate across teams, and contribute directly to Epic’s collection of amazing heroes.  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 and skinning Epic’s never-ending line of awesome characters, each with their own set of challenges.  Help us bring Epic’s new IP to life, using Maya and the powerful Unreal Engine.

The person in this role will be responsible for the following:

  • Rigging characters and character skins for a range of games

  • Setting up assets in Unreal Engine 4; including apex cloth, physics, blueprints

  • Working closely with modelers and animators to ensure a smooth development pipeline that delivers high quality assets

  • Assisting with pipeline tools and working with engine and project leads on continuous improvement of those engine tools

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the qualifications below:

  • Extensive experience rigging characters in Maya

  • A portfolio demonstrating rigging for a range of characters, bipeds, and beasts

  • Exceptional attention to detail, especially with regards to character deformations

  • Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 4 art pipeline

  • Strong written communication and teamwork skills

  • Python programming a plus

If you’d like to be part of building a visually stunning game in a collaborative and results-driven environment, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume with a portfolio and we’ll be in touch soon.  

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