Research Engineer


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 you’ll do

3Lateral and Epic Games are looking for an experienced Research Engineer. The ideal candidate will bring passion for digital humans and experience in the fields of computer graphics, computer vision, geometry processing, and/or machine learning. You will develop and apply algorithms in the domain of human face and body detection, image and 3D mesh segmentation, reconstruction, modeling, rigging, and tracking to help us build the next generation of digital humans. 3Lateral developed one of the world’s best face and body 3D and 4D scanners and has the team and toolsets for creating extremely precisely labeled datasets. If you are looking to push the state-of-the-art using the best data out there and would like to help us cross the uncanny valley, we'd like to hear from you!

What we’re looking for

  • MSc/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with Computer Graphics and Computer Vision techniques
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and Python
  • Understanding of mathematical optimization and underlying implementation of modern neural network architectures
  • Understanding of modern Machine Learning concepts
  • Experience with ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, Keras, Torch, Caffe, etc.
  • Experience with real-time systems, multi-threading, SIMD, and GPGPU
  • Knowledge of 3D packages such as Autodesk Maya
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 or experience with the game or other engine technology

Nice to have skills

  • Research work/publications in the fields of Machine Learning, Computer Graphics and/or Computer Vision
  • Experience in the field of digital humans

Being a part of 3Lateral team

Our mission is to evolve through exploring abstract landscapes of art and science, exciting new technologies and, most importantly, through nurturing continuous multi-disciplinary communication and company values among our team members. Our talented and devoted individuals are all gathered around the same vision of creating and constantly improving technology that allows creation of high-fidelity replicas of human appearance and motion with special focus on real time and usable across all digital mediums.

In order to ensure a supportive and collaborative environment we:

  • Enable professional long-term career development through continuous education and specialization
  • Work with exciting new technologies and ambitious, industry changing, projects
  • Attendance at the leading seminars and conferences from the industry
  • Sustain personal goals through family-oriented work regulations
  • Empower autonomy of thinking and acting
  • Pleasant working atmosphere in our cozy offices with friendly and well-minded individuals
  • Work from home model during pandemic

We are looking for new team members who can inspire us and are willing to give us a chance to inspire them, contribute to their ideas, skills and knowledge. With joint forces with our mother company Epic Games we are continually developing the state of the art in Unreal Engine as a leading team for creation of next generation virtual humans and creatures.