Lead Technical Animator

Location New York
Employment type Fulltime
Region / State / Province New York
Offer description Would you like to work with a team that consistently ships innovative action games? Would you like to be the person engaged in development of our AAA games in New York City? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we would like to talk to you about joining our team here at People Can Fly New York.

We are looking for a Lead Technical Animator focused on managing a highly experienced technical animation team creating an efficient animation pipeline and tools for an original AAA IP.
  • Mentoring, managing and leading the technical animation department
  • Setting the guidelines, standards and quality bar for technical animation
  • Characters, creatures and props rigging and skinning
  • Implementing characters in Unreal Engine 4 including cloth, physics and blueprint setups
  • Working across disciplines, particularly with the art and animation teams, to ensure a smooth development pipeline that delivers high quality assets
  • Building custom pipeline tools and working with engine and project leads on continuous improvement of those tools
  • Expert knowledge of Maya, specializing in rigging/skinning
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in technical animation, tools and pipeline development
  • Experienced building at least 2 AAA titles from start to finish
  • Expert understanding of anatomy and character movement
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly provide technical feedback into the tasks, rigs, toolsets and documentation
  • Knowledge of current and future technology and trends in video games


  • Knowledge of facial rigs for games, television or film
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 art production pipelines
  • Python scripting experience
  • Modeling and animation experience
WHAT WE OFFER People Can Fly New York offers a comprehensive range of benefits for all full-time employees including 100% company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, company paid holidays and an attractive paid time off policy which includes 4 weeks of vacation. In addition, we offer Relocation Assistance, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Flexible Savings Account Programs, Commuter Tax benefits and discounted gym memberships to keep our staff healthy and happy. People Can Fly New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Last modified Thursday, November 21, 2019