Animation Lead


Offre publiée le 2024-03-28

Borderless Capital

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for a Lead Animator to join our team working on Fortnite. 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.

Proficiency in animation blueprints is a plus.

In this role, you will

  • Lead a growing team of animators, helping mentor and drive the style and feel of Fortnite’s animation
  • Take animation from initial concept through implementation in Unreal Engine
  • Create character specific animations in Maya using our in-house rigs and tools
  • Work closely with the individual Epic Art Leads, and artists on the team, to ensure downstream depts have all the information they need when launched
  • Ensure animation assets are delivered and shipped successfully and on time
  • Be a point of contact for bug support, triage, and resolution of animation assets

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
  • Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 4 art pipeline
  • Related skills, such as modeling, skinning, rigging
  • Experience working with mocap data
  • Experience having shipped at least one title
  • User-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do


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.


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