Gameplay Animator

New York
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The Position

Avalanche Studios in New York is currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated gameplay animator to join one of our exciting AAA projects.

As a gameplay animator you will be working with a talented team of programmers, designers and animators, to fully realize content for our in-game character features.

The ideal candidate will have experience breathing life into 3rd person player controlled characters as well as realizing NPC movement, performances and behaviors.

This position requires you to take on a considerable amount of ownership and responsibility. You are expected to bring your passion, highly developed animation skills and creative problem solving to contribute to our project on many levels.


Required qualifications

  • Must be a highly skilled Animator who is passionate about animation and video games
  • To collaborate with the Animation Director to ensure that animation content meets the expectations of quality, consistency and style
  • Have accomplished observational skills coupled with a strong understanding of weight distribution and pacing/timing
  • 2+ years of experience working as an Animator in the games industry
  • Be able to demonstrate and excel at realistic keyframed character animation  
  • Accomplished knowledge of current animation techniques and 3rd party animation Software (Maya and Motion Builder)
  • Experience working with and creatively manipulating motion capture.
  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment
  • A desire to push animation in video-games to new levels of believability

Desired qualifications

  • Experience working with additive, partial and layered animation systems
  • A good knowledge of setting up/working with animation state machines and blend trees
  • Basic understanding of rigging and scripting
  • Experience working with quadrupedes
  • At least one AAA titles released
  • A keen gamer who keeps up to date with industry related developments

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed resume and cover letter. A Portfolio is required demonstrating all aspects of your skills, add a link to your online portfolio in your resume. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in New York.

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