Technical Character Animator

Seattle, Washington | Permanent | Job ID #63897 |
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Our client, an FPS game studio is looking for a Technical Character Animator

This Technical Character Animator will take responsibility for our character and animation pipeline, from construction through in-engine implementation, including how they are combined and played during gameplay. Our ideal candidate has an exhaustive understanding of every stage of character creation and a mastery of the tools and techniques required to produce high-quality results.

The Technical Character Animator will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Animation Director to define an efficient character pipeline
  • Implementing the necessary components of that pipeline, including weight and rigging characters, cleaning motion capture data, organizing animation graphs, and tuning the in-engine results
  • Serving as the "glue" between Character Art, Animation, Tools, and Engineering teams
  • Evaluate the final results and iterate to polish the final quality

The ideal Technical Character Animator will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to build and improve a high-quality character pipeline
  • 4+ years experience in a Tech Art role
  • Familiarity with MotionBuilder and Unreal Engine 4 recommended

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

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.


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