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Senior Technical Animator, Developer Relations

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering, IT
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

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.

ENGINEERING - UNREAL ENGINE

What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of engineering experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Artist who will contribute to innovative uses of the Unreal Engine on a daily basis. Your primary goal would be to empower licensees to solve technical/artistic issues in their projects and push the boundaries of the Unreal Engine. Your primary tasks will involve directly interacting with licensees, contributing to the development of the engine, and creating content that showcases the capabilities of Unreal in ways that inspire and educate.

In this role, you will

  • Diagnose issues and guide best practices in linear and runtime animation for Unreal Engine licensees in person, via video, or over email
  • Work with the engine team, customers, and technical partners in the ongoing improvement of Unreal Engine’s animation tools and features
  • Drive the creation and development of knowledge sharing resources such as samples, live presentations, whitepapers, tutorials, and knowledge base articles
  • Build a variety of animation asset types and help others to do so
  • Understand typical performance bottlenecks in animation and assist licensees in resolving them
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to team members

What we're looking for

  • User-focused, passionate, self-sufficient, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do
  • Experience working with a wide range of Unreal Engine animation assets such as animation blueprints, control rigs, IK retargeting, level sequences, ML deformer, deformer graph, etc.
  • Experience building DCC and pipeline tools
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills including the ability to train others, or give technical presentations to audiences with varying technical backgrounds
  • Self-motivated individual who will take ownership of the technical relationship with developers and work proactively to reduce friction and improve processes
  • Professional experience with Unreal Engine 5, particularly the animation pipeline
  • Knowledge of Maya, MotionBuilder, Blender and/or other DCC applications
  • Experience rigging characters either in Unreal Engine and DCC tools
  • Experience with Motion Matching
  • Prior developer relations experience is a bonus

EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

We pay 100% for benefits for both employees and dependents and offer coverage for supplemental medical, dental, vision, critical illness, telemedicine, Life and AD&D, long term disability insurance as well as weekly indemnity (short term disability) and a retirement savings plan with a competitive employer match. In addition to the EAP (employee assistance program), 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!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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.