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Senior Technical Animator

Halon - Tools and Technology · Full-time · Senior

About The Position

NEP Virtual Studios combines Prysm Stages, Lux Machina, and Halon Entertainment under one banner to provide best-in-class virtual production services around the world. Lux Machina and Prysm stages design, build, and operate state of the art Virtual Production facilities while Halon Entertainment provides Game cinematic creation, visualization, and virtual art department services from concept to final pixel. 

Halon is looking to add to our Technical Animation department. We are looking for someone with a great attitude to handle imports and exports from Maya and Unreal Engine. In this role you would be helping animators troubleshoot animation problems with scenes and rigs and develop pipeline tools to improve workflows. We’re looking for someone proficient in Maya and coding and who is excited about animation and gaming.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Achieves team consent and buy-in. Helps making medium impact decisions. 
  • Helps others debug or troubleshoot their work. 
  • Works with animators from other departments to sync on needs.  
  • Ensure end-user documentation is updated with new changes and will create new documentation if needed.  
  • Enforces best practices. 
  • Designing python code neatly organized into packages and classes. 
  • Research and prototype emerging technology and techniques. 
  • Innovates measurable improvements to artist technology and workflows.  


Position Requirements: 

  • 10+ years of industry experience. 
  • Strong working knowledge in Maya 
  • Strong working knowledge of animation packages and workflows.  
  • Strong working knowledge working within Unreal Engine 4. 
  • Diagnoses and solves animators' technical problems.  
  • Competency in Python. 
  • Knowledge of Rigging 
  • Knowledge of importing and exporting animation in UE4/UE5 


Bonus Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of C++ 
  • Unreal Anim Dynamics 
  • Unreal Control Rig 
  • Experience with PyQt, Unreal python, maya.cmds and PyMel. 
  • Working knowledge with Blueprints in UE4/UE5 



The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individual with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. 


Due to the requirements of this position, NEP requires as a condition of employment for this position that a candidate be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If a candidate is offered this position with NEP, such offer is contingent on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination status by his or her start date. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, NEP will consider reasonable accommodations to a candidate’s inability to vaccinate due to disability or religious belief, but NEP’s consideration of potential reasonable accommodations does not guarantee commencement of employment. 



We are proud of our culture. We believe in treating people with respect and supporting their artistic and professional goals. In addition to working with some of the most talented people on big budget, feature films and AAA games, being a member of Halon Entertainment entitles you to participation in our Employer Sponsored Benefits: 401k Plan (with matching), Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (with employer contributions), Group Term Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Pay, and Employee Assistance Program as well as a number of Voluntary Benefits. Halon also supports your continued education, training (Studio Arts classes, online training, industry partner events), and career growth opportunities. 


At Halon we celebrate diversity and inclusion. We are committed to an environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please let us know if you require any accommodation in your application. We believe our success as a company is built on the diversity of our teammates.  


Halon Entertainment participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All documents provided for proof of work authorization must be current and unexpired. We cannot accept expired proof of identity. 


IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Halon is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.  

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