Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Senior Technical Animator, interested in improving the animation pipeline and working with animation blueprints/ state machines in Unreal Engine 4. The ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated and must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration.


  • Quickly learn an existing AAA game animation system and pipeline

  • Build and maintain animation control rigs for PC & NPC models

  • Create animation pipeline tools for skinning, rigging, export/import of assets, etc.

  • Train animators in pipeline, tools and anything else surrounding the implementation of animation assets into the game engine

  • Supervise integration of animation assets into the game engine

  • Have good knowledge of existing engines and animation packages within the industry

  • Communicate with Engine and Animation Programmer

  • Provide constant technical support of the tools and engine to the animation team and communicate regularly the technical restrictions and their rationale

  • Assist the design, integration and validation of animation assets

  • Additional duties as assigned


  • 5+ years professional experience in animation, 2 years of experience in a similar position

  • Experience in AAA games

  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine, Maya, and MotionBuilder

  • Excellent knowledge of Human Anatomy

  • Strong understanding of Python, C++

  • Able to write technical documentation

  • Good communication skills

  • Advanced knowledge of UE4 or UE5 strongly preferred

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Link to an online portfolio

  • Cover Letter which should include:

    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid

    • What games you are currently playing

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching. Please note that while positions are currently remote due to the COVID-19 situation, they are expected to be on-site at our San Diego studio when regular office practices resume.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.