Senior Animator

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Arkane Studios
Job Ref:

Senior Animator

Division: Arkane Studios - Texas | Department: Art | Location: Austin , TX, US

Arkane Studios is seeking an exceptional Senior Animator to join our Austin team! The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating real-time animation for in-game characters and cinematics. As a senior, the ideal candidate should have a strong sense of body mechanics, appealing poses and excellent sense of timing.


  • Create high quality realistic/stylized realism animations utilizing hand key animation
  • Create and maintain high-end key frame animations (weight, body motions and facial expression)
  • Integrate and clean up motion-captured animations and adapt them to the defined animation style and parameters
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to create a cohesive vision and experience
  • Troubleshoot and solve animation issues with all departments
  • Implement animation assets into game engine and iterate as needed


  • Shipped at least 1 AAA title as a Senior Animator
  • 5+ years of experience in the games industry
  • Technical experience working with game engines and game animation implementation.
  • Expert level knowledge of Maya animation and/or Max animation packages
  • Experience editing Motion Capture using Motion Builder or other software packages
  • Expert knowledge of basic principles of animation: timing, dynamics & body mechanics
  • Strong acting and staging skills with focus on realistic animation styles
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Passion for video games and especially for first-person immersive games
  • Receptive to constructive feedback and willingness to work through an iterative process
  • Adapt to technical dependencies and engine limitations
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Experienced with proprietary editors or other engines like CryEngine, Unreal, or idTech

Desired Skills:

  • Experience animating creatures or quadruped characters
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Animation. Or Game Development

Sample Work Required:

  • Demo reel should include examples of previous animation work
  • A shot breakdown should be included with an explanation of responsibilities

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