At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people
Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment
Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.
Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users
We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.
What We Do
Unreal projects have been leading the pack of real-time entertainment with our constantly growing team of engineering experts
We’re always improving on the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.
What You’ll Do
Today we are growing the team which is forging the first adventures in LEGO Fortnite, blending the engaging and welcoming Fortnite universe with the creativity and playfulness of LEGO
We’re looking for a Senior Animation Programmer to help build the animation technology.
Using the tools and pipelines of Unreal Engine, you’ll work on all aspects of the animation technology behind a cutting-edge game experience
Most importantly you’ll work with a creative, energetic, and fun team to bring a brand new game experience to players around the world!
In this role, you will
Designing and implementing animation features and tools
Work closely with other engineers, animators, and technical animators
Analyze and optimize both memory and performance in systems that have to scale from high-end to mobile systems
Contribute to the broader design and implementation of the whole project
What we’re looking for

Excellent C++ experience, and familiarity with scripting systems like Blueprint, Lua, Python, etc.
Experience with rigging systems, animation state machines, low-level animation systems, physics-based animation and/or IK systems
Well-versed in software engineering principles
Experience in a cross-disciplinary development environment with excellent communication skills
You should be able to communicate and explain trade-offs with non-engineers!
Experience with an existing game engine and editor concepts
UE4 or UE5 would be nice to have.
Fearless attitude to making deep and profound changes to an existing engine to provide paradigm shifting improvements that change the world
Experience developing in a large codebase at a fast pace, making trade-offs between usability, performance, and power
This role is open to multiple locations

(including CA, NYC, and WA).
Pay Transparency Information
The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below
Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale
Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience
In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).
New York City Base Pay Range
$215,921 – $316,683 USD
California Base Pay Range
$190,010 – $278,682 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$181,373 – $266,014 USD
Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally
For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before
Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design
As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.
Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!
Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer
Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here .
Note to Recruitment Agencies:

Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement)
We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party
Further details on these matters can be found here .

Recommended Skills

  • Blueprinting
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • Computer Animation
  • Creativity
  • Game Engine
  • Lua (Scripting Language)

Tagged as: Codebase, Creativity, Design, Forging, Physics, Python, Rigging, Scripting, Software Engineering, Unreal Engine, Usability

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