Technical Animator (Unreal)

Serenity Forge
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Posted
January 21, 2022
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We are looking for a Technical Animator with the skills to help our team craft compelling animations on an upcoming game development project in Unreal Engine. Under the supervision of the Art Director and in concert with artists and technical specialists, you will bring your technical and creative skill to bear in the design, optimization, and use of a robust, engine-integrated animation pipeline.

We are open to strong remote candidates; however, the ideal candidate would be able to join us at our office in beautiful Colorado once COVID-19 conditions improve. Competitive relocation assistance and additional in-office benefits are available.

Role Responsibilities

  • Rig provided assets and craft animations in accordance with the artistic direction of the game.
  • Collaborate with the art and technical teams in the creation of a robust animation pipeline.
  • Implement animations and animation controllers in-engine in collaboration with art and technical teams.
  • Work with other artists to solve problems in the animation direction, pipeline, and development process.
  • Deliver work of consistent quality within set deadlines and schedules.

Your Qualifications

  • Proficient in Maya and/or Blender.
  • Experience using Unreal's skeleton and animation tools, animation blueprints, sequencer, and other in-engine animation tools and techniques.
  • Able to effectively communicate creative and technical ideas and needs.
  • Detail-oriented and highly motivated to craft exceptional artistic work.
  • Has shipped a commercially developed 3D game.

Bonus Skills & Experience

  • Familiarity with new UE5 animation tools (e.g. control rig, FBIK, motion warping).
  • Experience with Houdini or other procedural art tools.
  • Experience managing and working with performance capture data.
  • Familiarity with agile-style project planning and collaboration tools like Notion.
  • Passion for games and the video game industry.

How To Apply

Send us your resume, cover letter, and any supplementary materials/links relevant to the role through this form.

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About Us:

Serenity Forge, based out of Boulder, Colorado, develops and publishes meaningful games that challenge the way you think. We pride ourselves on the care and dedication we put into our work. Now is a great time to join a growing studio that seeks passionate team members to contribute to the next generation of great games. We've got some amazing projects in the works, and we want you to help make them even better!

We are a long-term driven studio that provides opportunities for new members to develop exciting skills, so don't be afraid to apply even when your current experience doesn't fit 100% of the job requirements!

💬 Kevin Zhang of Serenity Forge recently joined us in the Work With Indies Discord to talk about for a chat about his journey in games, working at Serenity Forge, and a few of their open roles. You can read the recap of our conversation here.

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