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Apex Systems, Inc. Gameplay Animator - 1285681 in Bellevue, Washington

DescriptionApex Systems is seeking an experienced and motivated Technical Animator, with a proven track record in collaborating with peers to develop and maintain gameplay animation systems. This is a fully remote 18 month contract. Candidates located anywhere in the US are welcome to apply so long as you can work 10-4 PT. In this position, you are expected to work with our animation systems in UE5 to develop and support workflows that empower animators to achieve our animation quality goals, while also achieving our gameplay responsiveness and behavioral goals. It is important that you have good communication skills and able to collaboratively work with peers. *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 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 Unique selling points Our team is comprised of deep creative and technical expertise from our industry’s top shooter and action titles, working cohesively to delight our fan base and shatter expectations of what is possible. Value added / experience gained: *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! Years of experience required: *Must have 3+ years of experience in AAA video game development, working with real-time animation systems *Real-time engine experience, ideally in Unreal creating animation blueprints *Experience with Python is a benefit *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 EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.