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Technical Gameplay Animator - Gaming

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Permanent | Job ID #68414 | Posted Last Month

Onward Play is looking for a Technical Gameplay Animator with experience in creating and maintaining the animation systems, workflow and integration solutions for a AAA title. The Technical Gameplay Animator will collaborate with Design, Motion Edit, Tech Art and Engineering departments. You’ll be responsible for supporting gameplay systems, mechanics and contribute to the unified goal of crafting animations that are functional, responsive, fluid and will tie into cinematics and story.


  • Responsible for integration of AAA quality gameplay animations that reflect the game design goals and mechanics using Unreal Engine 5
  • Creating Unreal Engine Blueprints for animation systems and state machines
  • Work closely with the Lead or Senior Animator, engineering and design to support systems such as motion matching
  • Collaborate with the animation team to make sure cinematics and gameplay are cohesive and supported
  • Use debug tools to solve animation issues that arise in engine
  • Work at the highest level, technically and aesthetically
  • Be proactive, assist with troubleshooting workflows, rigging and pipeline issues
  • Effectively connect with animators, engineers, and design, to give and accept feedback
  • Support animation tool development with documentation

Requirements & Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Unreal Engine blueprints, state machines, blend spaces, montages, and event graphs
  • Shipped 1-2 AAA games
  • Experience working with motion capture data and hand-key animation in the game industry with an emphasis on technical knowledge of integration practices
  • Working knowledge of scripting and code systems
  • Technical working knowledge of Maya
  • A passion for making games and the enthusiasm to make the best

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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