Senior Animator - Cross Play Gaming

Los Angeles, California | Permanent | Job ID #68264 |
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Onward Play is looking for a Senior Animator! This person will work a well-known AAA studio focused on high quality, cross-platform games! Leverage your creative expertise and passion for high quality animation in this exciting opportunity. You’ll be joining a growing team of talented game makers and be a foundational part of a dynamic team as we strive to make an impact on the future of AAA free-to-play games.

  • Develop and create stylized key-frame animations using Maya/Max, etc
  • Explore, establish, and maintain animation style, pipeline, and technical requirements
  • Integrate finished animations into the game engine
  • Ensure the timely completion of animations at the desired quality bar
  • Actively share knowledge within area of expertise and influence other related disciplines
  • Build on the culture of inclusivity and growth through knowledge sharing and mentorship
  • Serve as an active participant in team art discussions, critiques, and reviews


  • 5+ years of experience as an animator in game development WB Games | San Diego - Studio Ops Document
  • Expert level skills using relevant software - Maya, Max, Unreal, etc
  • Expert level experience in pipeline development as well as game engine asset integration/optimization
  • Good skill in rigging and weighting characters/assets
  • Extraordinary knowledge of traditional animation principles and how they can enhance gameplay
  • Clear, concise, and transparent communicator - both written and verbal
  • Be a self-motivated team-player with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Proven time management skills with the ability to be self-sufficient and execute quickly
  • Able to work as part of a large or small group and collaborate with the extended team
  • A passion for video games
  • Must have demo reel link on resume

Bonus Skills:

  • Additional experience in rigging and weighting characters/assets
  • Build on the culture of inclusivity and growth through knowledge sharing and mentorship

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.