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Senior Animator - Technical Artist

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Job ID: 2214672
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Animator/Rigging Artist to join our game development  team at the Army Game Studio in Huntsville, AL.


You must be creative, talented, and self-motivated.  You will be involved in the animation pipeline using the OptiTrack motion capture system and motion builder to capture complex movements for a variety of projects. You will also use Maya to create character rigs and animations as well as maintain and modify a library of technical and animation assets. 



Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience; four (4) years of experience are accepted in lieu of a degree.

Required Clearance:

  • An Interim Secret Clearance is required to obtain employment; Secret Security Clearance is required to maintain employment.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in motion capture and key frame animation.
  • Experience building character rigs.
  • Experience with Motion Capture hardware and software.
  • Experience in Maya and Motion Builder.
  • Solid knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics, and animation principles.
  • Strong problem-solving approach and attitude.
  • Experience with Unity and/or Unreal.
  • Experience with scripting in Python/Pymel.
  • Experience with source control solutions.
  • Initiative and ability to manage time effectively.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Software
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Artists, Designers, and other Technical Artists.
  • Work with art and design leads to make our products more immersive through animation.

Desired Skills:

  • C++ or C# experience.
  • Experience with real-time physics systems.
  • Pipeline development experience
  • FX, lighting, modeling, texturing, or concept tasks.
  • Experience with one or more scripting/programming languages.
  • Experience in Houdini, After Effects, and supporting tools
  • Traditional art and animation skills

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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