Senior Animation Engineer, Fortnite (R24273)


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What We Do

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What You'll Do

We’re looking for a Senior Animation Engineer to help build and support animation technology for use in developing features and gameplay for Fortnite. Using the tools and pipelines of Unreal Engine 5, you’ll work on many aspects of the animation technology to help drive the convincing and expressive movement of animated characters in a large multiplayer game.

In this role, you will

  • Design and implement animation features and tools
  • Collaborate with gameplay programmers, animators, gameplay designers, technical designers in animation, and technical animators
  • Investigate and solve complex animation issues that arise during gameplay and with cosmetic character animations
  • Contribute to the broader design and implementation of the whole game
  • Cooperate often with Unreal Engine programmers to help improve the engine’s animation technology and tools
  • Have the opportunity to work on a variety of animation features and to quickly see them enjoyed in game by millions of players

What we're looking for

  • Excellent C++ experience, and familiarity with visual scripting systems like Blueprint
  • Experience with animation state machines, low-level animation systems, IK/procedural systems, and/or gameplay animation integration
  • Experience in a cross-disciplinary development environment with the ability to discuss implementation details and tradeoffs with both engineers and non-engineers
  • Experience with an existing game engine and editor concepts. UE4/UE5 experience is a bonus.
  • Experience developing in a large codebase at a fast pace with the ability to prioritize and optimize efficiently


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


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.

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