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Intrepid Studios

San Diego, California - United States
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Senior Technical Animator

Description

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Senior Technical Animator, interested in improving the animation pipeline and working with animation blueprints/ state machines in Unreal Engine 4. The ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated and must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration.

Responsibilities:

  • Quickly learn an existing AAA game animation system and pipeline
  • Build and maintain animation control rigs for PC & NPC models
  • Create animation pipeline tools for skinning, rigging, export/import of assets, etc.
  • Train animators in pipeline, tools and anything else surrounding the implementation of animation assets into the game engine
  • Supervise integration of animation assets into the game engine
  • Have good knowledge of existing engines and animation packages within the industry
  • Communicate with Engine and Animation Programmer
  • Provide constant technical support of the tools and engine to the animation team and communicate regularly the technical restrictions and their rationale
  • Assist the design, integration and validation of animation assets
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years professional experience in animation, 2 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in AAA games
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine, Maya, and MotionBuilder
  • Excellent knowledge of Human Anatomy
  • Strong understanding of Python, C++ 
  • Able to write technical documentation
  • Good communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of UE4 or UE5 strongly preferred

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Link to an online portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing