Technical Animator

Golden, CO, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

About the Job

IllFonic is seeking a Technical Animator to join our team on our next great title for PC and consoles.  

This job requires a technically minded individual that is adept at establishing animation-centric pipelines.  As a Technical Animator, you will work with Engineers and the Animation Lead and create refined rigs, animations, and physics-driven components.  Applicants must have good communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a collaborative development environment.


  • Work with the Animation lead to develop animation systems and rigs that support the proposed artistic and design goals.
  • When necessary, create animations for cinematics and gameplay.
  • Keep up to date with animation systems contained within UE4
  • Setup character graphs and work with engineering to achieve feature rich player experiences.
  • Using both keyframe and motion capture animation,  create believable animations that are both artistically sound and compliment design functions
  • Work with the art team to ensure correct mesh topology is achieved.  
  • Communicate efficiently, take notes when necessary, and work well under tight deadlines
  • Work with programmers, artists, designers, and the animation team to improve the production pipeline to enhance the cohesion of the studios and its process
  • Work with production to communicate updates, and make them aware of any unknowns that may have an impact on established schedules

Skills & Requirements


  • A portfolio showing a solid grasp on rigging and setting up animation systems
  • The ability to create realistic, stylised, and mechanical animations (such as weapons)
  • An understanding of human anatomy and how it pertains to animation principles and systems
  • Expert knowledge of current 3D software (Maya  and MotionBuilder)
  • Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive
  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • Passion for playing and creating games
  • Self-driven with strong communication skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Founded in 2007, IllFonic is an independent video game developer with studios in Golden, Colorado and Tacoma, Washington. Our staff is composed of video game, music, and technology veterans redefining how games are made and marketed. Past titles and collaborations include Friday the 13th: The Game, Dead Alliance, Star Citizen, Evolve, Armored Warfare, Crysis 3, and Nexuiz.