Animation Lead

Montreal

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

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.

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