Character Technical Artist (Gaming)

Seattle, Washington | Permanent | Job ID #59215 |
Posted Earlier this month

Small-mid sized gaming studios is looking for a Technical Artist. This is a direct hire position, relocation offered for the right candidate. The role will work on an unannounced game with great combat and human/creature characters and storylines. Must work onsite when covid subsides (2021-2022 depending on pandemic)

  • Experience wanted with developing and maintaining animation control systems, rigging
  • Must be comfortable with creative team members and working in collaboration....animators, designers, engineers, and producers
  • Must know weighting, and retargeting pipelines and processes that animators use
  • Must be strong with character modelers
  • Must love working alongside art team, engineering and design teams
  • Experience with shipping Unity game titles as a character technical artist is ideal background
  • Great with character art production pipelines


  • Needs the ability to be strong with troubleshooting and solving technical art production issues that may arise. Must streamline art workflows as well
  • Experience with node graphs, animation trees and engine editors
  • Ability to design, integrate and maintain character animation and rigging pipelines
  • Must know how to supervise integration of animation assets into the game engine. Also needs to be able to create machine logic and animation control systems


  • Experience shipping 3D titles using Unity
  • AAA or mid sized independent game studio experience desired
  • Ability to time manage, work collaboratively and independently to stay on schedule
  • C# and Python coding experience is also a plus if you know it as well as MotionBuilder
  • Combat/melee experience is a plus
  • Scripting experience for Unity and Maya

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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.
  • The client 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.


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