Turtle Rock Studios

Lake Forest, CA, USA 100% Remote

Full time


Aug 2

We are Turtle Rock Studios. An award-winning game developer of AAA first person shooters and other games, including the latest co-op shooter franchise, Back 4 Blood . We are located in the heart of Orange County, CA. We thrive in an open and collaborative environment which is led to this day by co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb.

We are seeking a passionate animator to help deliver amazing gameplay experiences. You will collaborate with the development team to bring our iconic characters to life. The ideal candidate has a passion for games and demonstrates a clear knowledge of animation principles through their work. Join us, where the goal is to just make great games.


  • Work closely with the Lead Animator and team to create industry-leading appealing animation and immersive, memorable, and seamless gameplay experiences
  • Give characters unique personalities that embody the artistic and gameplay style and vision
  • Constantly push animation quality higher
  • Collaborate with character and tech art teams during all character creation phases
  • Collaborate and iterate quickly with designers and programmers from prototype to final
  • Work in engine creating, implementing, tuning, and regularly testing animation assets with an attention to detail
  • Organize complicated sets of animation data and assets
  • Help establish and refine animation pipeline and tools
  • Coordinate with all departments to achieve project goals


  • Strong understanding of animation principles
  • Strong keyframe and mocap clean-up animation skills
  • Experience animating humanoid characters and creatures
  • Experience with animation systems in Unreal Engine 4, or equivalent (animation blueprints, graphs and state machines, blendspaces, and montages)
  • Creative problem solving at all stages of development
  • Strong communication skills, a team player, and a positive attitude
  • Able to provide objective feedback and take direction well
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated, able to maintain high quality of in-game animation and consistent progress without constant supervision
  • Your reel must be included with your resume
  • An animation test may be required


  • 3+ years game industry experience
  • Expert with Maya or similar package
  • Working knowledge of modeling, skinning, and rigging for games and how it pertains to animation
  • Familiarity of development tools such as Perforce, JIRA, and Confluence


Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% healthcare coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Generous time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Career improvement program
  • Pet friendly office
  • Fully stocked kitchen, sponsored food trucks, etc.

*This is a permanent full-time position.

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Turtle Rock Studios

A multi-project, award-winning independent developer located in the heart of Orange County, CA.