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3D Character Animators

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Job ID: 198281
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2019
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Game Development Specialist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for experienced 3D Character Animators (all levels) to join our tight knit team developing extraordinary games and interactive stories.
You will work with a team of industry experts tackling the unique challenges of creating innovative content in support of the Army Game Studio.
You must be creative, talented, and motivated with AAA experience solving complex animation scenarios.  As an animator, you are not only well-versed in applying all of the principles of animation but you are well-organized with excellent communication skills and you have a proven track record in AAA games, cinematics, and/or traditional animation.  All candidates must have an animation reel demonstrating past performance with key-framed character animations.
  • Take animation from initial concept to final implementation in Unreal Engine 4.
  • Work with team to help drive and maintain consistent style across projects.
  • Problem solve and define best work practices within assigned area of work.


  • Demonstrated creativity, skill, and proficiency via online demo reel
  • Strong experience with Maya and gaming engines
  • Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 4 art pipeline
  • Experience working with raw motion capture data
  • Experience having shipped at least one title
  • Able to produce high quality key-framed animations
  • Strong understanding of animation principles
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Positive attitude
  • Bachelors degree and 3 years of experience (equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree)

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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