Job ID


Job Description

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Develop, test and maintain complex animation systems in conjunction with animators, gameplay programmers and other team members as required.
  • Provide technical support on the animation tools and Unreal Engine systems
  • Assist in the design, integration and validation of animation assets
  • Create and maintain state machines and other relevant systems utilizing animation blueprints in Unreal Engine
  • Develop technical animation pipelines and tools to deliver cutting edge animations
  • Creating tools and setups within Maya to assist artists
  • Define how elements within projects will interact, build, transition and function from the concept stage, to final implementation
  • Creatively and proactively solve resource-restricted tech challenges (ie exporters)

The Ideal Candidate Will Have a Mix of the Qualifications Below:

  • Must have 3+ years of experience as a technical animator, in the gaming industry
  • In-depth knowledge of Maya’s animation toolset and the Unreal Engine animation pipeline
  • Experience creating animation tools within Maya, using Mel/Python scripting
  • Self-driven with the ability to work independently for extended periods
  • Strong understanding of character and set animation pipelines
  • Proficiency in rigging and skinning
  • Keen on performant FX
  • Comes with other skillsets, such as shading


  • An avid gamer with a passion for creating great games
  • Proficient in C++
  • Unity Engine Experience
  • Experience working alongside outsource teams
  • Experience working with Virtual Reality platforms such as Oculus, HTC, and PSVR
  • Has worked in both AAA and Indie environments


Oakland, CA

Job Type

Full Time

Support Option

Work Remotely

Software Knowledge

unreal engine

Skills Requirement

Character Animation

Closing Date


How to Apply
If all of those job requirements seem to be describing you, and you like the sound of working at Steel Wool, then you should apply! Send your resume, website and/or work to We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.