Gameplay Animator

Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Important Notes:

  • AAA gameplay animation experience required along with reels/samples of noted projects
  • Candidates local to Los Angeles / Santa Monica strongly preferred
  • Candidates who lean more into cinematic animation are not qualified - strictly gameplay for this position


  • Work closely with the team to establish gameplay animation style and ensure unified look and consistent quality 
  • Collaborate with the design and engineering teams to define animation pipeline and workflows 
  • Work with gameplay teams to create previz, prototypes, and production animations that help define the look and feel of the game 
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to the project goal 
  • Demonstrate willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment


  • 4+  years of gameplay animation experience through keyframe and motion capture editing 
  • High level expertise in Maya, 3D Max, MotionBuilder 
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and fundamentals, able to demonstrate an exceptional visual/technical understanding of animation mechanics
  • Experienced in gameplay animation with the ability to animate at an extremely high level of quality and utilizing various techniques/style
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, and shipping major game systems in a published game or entertainment with market or critical acclaim 
  • Experience animating both player and non-player characters

Skills & Requirements


  • Tools development and scripting skills
  • Self-directed and takes initiative to drive progress
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly prototype and iterate in collaboration with others

How to Apply

Please send resumes/reels to Jack at

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit