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Technical Character Animation Unreal Engine Programmer

Redpill VR

Redpill VR

Software Engineering, IT
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Redpill is building the AAA platform for the creation, distribution, monetization, and cloud rendering of next-generation live virtual events empowering DJs, musicians, performers, and the unreal content development community to deliver the most compelling way to experience a live event at home.

Redpill VR is looking for an experienced technical animation programmer to be responsible for advancing Redpill VR’s end-to-end real-time DJ Virtualization pipeline. This will include the design and development of a high-quality, scalable, Unreal Engine 5-based in-game real-time character animation system to support a synchronized DJ hand and body tracking for use in live music events.


In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of AAA Game Development and/or Virtual Reality production experience

  • 3+ years experience in a technical leadership position.

  • 3+ years of Unreal Engine experience

  • Expert Knowledge of Real-Time Character Animation pipelines

    • Expert Knowledge of Blueprint / Animation Blueprint Scripting

    • Advanced Knowledge of real-time facial animation in Unreal.

    • Advanced Knowledge of Runtime Control Rigs

    • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 5 Control Rigs, IK Rigs, and IK Retargeting

  • Advanced knowledge of Unreal virtual production tools and systems, especially LiveLink

  • C++ programming for Unreal Engine is a strong plus

  • Experience with leap-motion hand-tracking and image-based pose estimation is a plus

  • Direct practical experience with XSens, Optitrack, Vicon, or other commercial performance capture systems is a plus.

  • Familiarity with other hand and body tracking solutions and their usage is a plus

  • Experience with multiplayer game development a plus