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Senior Animator - Gaming

Remote | Austin, TX
Permanent | Job ID #70170 | $120,000 - $140,000 yearly | Posted 3 months ago

Onward Play is searching for an Animator to join one of our exciting game studio clients! As an Animator, you will create in-game animations for a variety of character and creature types for gameplay purposes.

You’ll be responsible for producing early pre-visualization to polished, final animations. You’ll be joining a team of industry veterans to establish a new studio and new project!



  • Create animation systems for style explorations for characters, creatures, and cutscenes based on the goals of the game
  • Work shoulder-to-shoulder with production, technical art, and programming teams to design and implement animations, from early prototypes during pre-production to final animations for milestone deliverables
  • Adhere to stylistic and visual standards for the animation process
  • You’ll need recent and hands-on experience with animation pipelines and workflows

Skill requirements:

  • 5+ years working experience in 3D game animation
  • 5+ years of professional experience using Maya
  • Experience with Unity/Unreal Engine 4/5
  • Moment to moment gameplay animation experience needed NOT Cinematics
  • Animation experience with FPS and Fighting games is attractive

Compensation for this full time role ranges between $120k to $140k plus bonuses based on experience.

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.

Pay: $120,000 - $140,000 yearly


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