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Senior Animation Engineer - Unreal Engine 4

  • Technical Art Department
  • Full-time
  • Miami, FL
  • Remote friendly

2022-03-30 21:42:13 UTC

About Us

AEXLAB is a virtual reality technology studio. We create meaningful technologies that make people feel present and connected in virtual worlds for gaming, training, simulation and more. Our mission is to apply our technologies to further virtual reality as a first-class social experience.

In active development, we are building the ultimate VR first person shooter experience, VAIL VR. Our flagship title emphasizes tactical gunplay, high-caliber combat, and collaborative teamwork. Featuring social and matchmaking systems, players can find games for casual or competitive play. Forge lasting friendships and work together with your teammates to achieve victory.

The Role

We have an opening for a talented Senior Animation Engineer, working with Unreal Engine 4. Candidates must have a passion for animation from both a systems and performance perspective. Applicants should be enthusiastic about the opportunity to collaborate with animators and gameplay engineers, to seek out opportunities to create high quality animation solutions in VR and in traditional games. The ideal candidate has considerable experience leading development of animation systems and in game character performances. The role requires prior experience developing for game systems such as PS4, Xbox One or Windows.



  • Design and implement systems required to deliver animation features in game

  • Create and support development of animation graphs, and drive best practices for animation graph creation

  • Collaborate with animation and design teams to define and create character behavior

  • Mentor other engineers in animation technology



  • Five or more years of experience in the creation and delivery of state-of-the-art, performance-minded AAA console or PC games with two in-game credits

  • Experience implementing animation blend graphs and animation state machines

  • Demonstrated proficiency in C++, linear algebra and general 3D mathematics

  • Effective communicator and collaborator with engineers and team members from other disciplines

  • Desire and demonstrated ability to mentor junior programmers and help with their growth

  • Self-motivated and passionate about making video games


Bonus, but not required:

  • Experience with motion matching, IK or animating quadrupeds 

  • Hands-on experience developing for Unreal Engine 4, PS4 and Xbox One

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Math, or related field

  • Experience designing and implementing threaded, asynchronous software

  • Experience with the technical challenges unique to active Virtual Reality game development


AEXLAB is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to hire, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If you are passionate about the future of gaming, VR, and community, we’d love for you to join us.