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Senior Director of Engineering - Metahuman - Epic Games

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Job Title
Senior Director of Engineering - Metahuman
Job Location
Novi Sad,Vojvodina,Serbia
Job Description


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

What We Do

We are the MetaHuman team at Epic, the humans behind MetaHuman Creator and Animator. We work tirelessly to improve high fidelity characters in Unreal Engine while making those technologies accessible to everyone. With our MetaHuman Product, we enable the creation of photorealistic digital humans and mapping of human appearance and behaviour onto realistic but also stylized characters. All of this is critical in populating the metaverse. 

What You'll Do

While MetaHuman product has made great strides towards democratizing creation of high quality digital humans and made it possible for indie and even individual creators to create results which were before possible only with AAA budgets, our next ambition is even bigger. We want to give his ability to the players across the world.

In this position you will become an integral part of the MetaHuman leadership team. You will take leadership of established engineering team across multiple sub disciplines such as engine team, core tech, backend, pipeline and research to development and you will interact with other leaders across Epic Games to help build our vision of metaverse that connects players and creators around the world.

In This Role You Will

  • Lead a team of engineering, to whom you will be communicating vision, setting priorities and mentoring.
  • Work hands-on with engineering groups across different departments, brainstorming, building architectural solutions, helping in decision making...
  • Work closely with the MetaHuman leadership group, building and shaping MetaHuman product vision.
  • Play an active role in proposing, setting up, executing and delivering on new initiatives. 
  • Be a point of contact for cooperation with other Epic teams and initiatives. 
  • Provide inputs into the product road map, including milestone schedules and deliverables.
  • Be accountable for maintenance and improvement of good engineering practices.

What We're Looking For

  • 10+ years of experience in the industry, leading big projects and teams across multiple countries and time zones.
  • Advanced knowledge of C++ and Python programming languages.
  • Strong engineering background, with advanced understanding of software architecture, design principles, data structures and algorithms. 
  • Significant and relevant industry experience, such as game development, computer graphics or VFX with a focus on digital characters. 
  • Great communication skills, verbal and written, with experience of working in a fast paced environment with cross disciplinary teams.
  • Knowledgeable about the state of the art research from the computer graphics field and more precisely digital human technology.



Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

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Cary, NC

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Epic Games Company Size

Between 500 - 5,000 employees

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Epic Games Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $2,000,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $1,000,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $1,530,000,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $1,250,000,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $330,000,000 USD