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AAA Animation Engineer (Unreal)

Seattle, Washington
$85,000 - $140,000 yearly
Job ID #72736

Our AAA Gaming client making a FPS military game in Unreal is looking for an Animation Engineer (remote US) full time role.


  • Collaborate with the animation team to design, develop, and implement robust animation systems within Unreal Engine.
  • This includes character animation, vehicle object animation, and procedural animation.
  • Implement techniques to achieve smooth and responsive animations, considering factors such as frame rate, memory usage, and scalability while ensuring optimal performance across various platforms.  
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines to integrate physics-based animations and simulations, such as cloth, hair, and physics-driven interactions, enhancing the overall realism and immersion of the game.
  • Create and maintain animation systems, using animation blueprints, montages, blendspaces, and more.
  • Identify and resolve animation-related issues, glitches, and bugs through testing and debugging.  


  • 5 years of video game industry experience.
  • Proficiency in Unreal and strong programming skills in C++.
  • In-depth understanding of animation principles.
  • Experience with animation systems such as state machines and graphs.
  • Familiarity with physics-based animation techniques and simulations.
  • Ability to optimize animations for performance.
  • Prior experience in Unreal animation and Gameplay Ability Systems is a significant plus.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
$85,000 - $140,000 yearly
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