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Location: Vancouver BC
Job Type: Contract

Title: Gameplay Technical Animator 

Location: Vancouver 

Duration: 18 month contract 

Our client is seeking an experienced and motivated Technical Animator, with a proven track record in collaborating with peers to develop and maintain gameplay animation systems. In this position, you are expected to work with our client's animation systems in UE4 to develop and support workflows that empower animators to achieve our client's animation quality goals, while also achieving our client's gameplay responsiveness and behavioral goals. It is important that you have good communication skills and able to collaboratively work with peers.

This is an opportunity to work on a well-known AAA franchise and the team itself has a lot of control over the project, design all of the non-core aspects of the games (outside of running and shooting) and lots of challenging technical pieces!

Typical Day in the Role

  • Collaborate with peers in the design and implementation of animation state machines, behaviors, and runtime solutions, in a manner that is consistent with studio best practices
  • Collaborate with engineers and Leads in the creation of animation behavior tools and techniques that allow the building of complex movement systems in a manner that is easily accessible to content creators
  • Problem solve in-game animation implementation issues
  • Support the animation team with any technical animation issues they may have
  • Look for opportunities to improve our client's animation pipeline and provide solutions for technical animation efficiencies and issues
  • Be a positive and creative force in the team, working in a manner that supports and encourages a diverse and inclusive culture


Years of experience required:

  • Must have 5+ years of experience in AAA video game development, with a focus on creating and defining high-quality real-time animation systems
  • Real-time engine experience, ideally in UE4 creating animation blueprints
  • Experience with Python
  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver, great communicator
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Passion for the industry and an understanding of industry trends and technologies
  • Games experience a strong plus
  • Portfolio is required 


For consideration please email your resume in MS Word format with "Gameplay Technical Animator" in the subject like to