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Senior Character Animator

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented Senior Animator with experience creating melee combat for first-person games to join us in crafting our next high-profile, role-playing game.

Do you have experience animating and bringing to life both human and non-humanoid characters? Do you possess a deep understanding of the principles of Animation? Are you creative, work well within a fast-paced production environment, and enjoy working with Designers, Artists, and Programmers to make amazing character animations? If so, our Senior Animator role may be the perfect fit for you.


  • Create high-quality, first-person combat animations, third-person human ambient animation, and creature animations
  • Create and edit conversations and cinematic sequences
  • Create dialog and facial expression animations
  • Set up camera animation and framing for gameplay and in-game cinematic sequences
  • Work closely with a Lead Animator to ensure completion of animation assets at the highest quality level
  • Mentor other animators
  • Help train programmers and artists from other disciplines on how to create and use toolsets with consideration for animation
  • Debug in-engine animation issues


  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation
  • Ability to iterate quickly and often to improve quality in order to hit technical or design goals
  • Ability to consistently produce large volumes of high-quality animation on a tight schedule
  • An expert understanding of animating in Maya


  • Experience animating first-person, melee combat
  • Familiarity with Unreal Editor
  • Experience working with motion capture, facial animation capture, and performance capture

Portfolio Requirements

  • An online animation reel demonstrating quality in-game combat and non-combat 3D animation

Obsidian Entertainment is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please no phone calls or drop-ins. We only accept e-mailed applications.

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