Senior Animator

Offworld Industries

British Columbia, Canada 100% Remote

Full time


Rigging Maya


May 4

Offworld Industries is looking for a seasoned Senior Animator to join our studio. This position is at our New Westminster Studio, located a short walk from the New West sky train station.


  • Create high-quality full body and first person animations based on established artistic and gameplay direction.
  • Integrating animations into the engine.
  • Ability to push the animation style and advance the look and feel of the animation in the game in conjunction with the Lead Animator.
  • Rigging more complex weapon props, vehicles and characters.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Lead Animator to understand the quality objectives, game play intentions and engine capacities in order to anticipate the in-game look of the animations.
  • Support with the triage of the team's animation bugs.
  • Managing animation quality of final assets in-engine and ensuring they are game ready.

Your Qualifications:

Required Skills

  • Expert understanding of movement, pose and timing.
  • Expert understanding of the nuances of first person viewport animation.
  • Solid skillset to create the mech/props animation is a plus.
  • Ability to create creature animation in various styles is a plus
  • Ability to work from reference materials such as video recording or already established animation.
  • Solid knowledge of rigging.
  • Solid knowledge of the animation process in Maya or equivalent software.
  • Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when animating.
  • Organized and clean workflow, compatible with a collaborative environment.
  • Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

Managerial Competencies

  • Assist the Lead Animator with taskings.
  • Mentoring junior and intermediate level animators, improving their skill sets and helping them in their day to day tasks.
  • Participate in the process of recruiting top talent for careers at Offworld Industries.


  • End to end Game Development Experience. 2 or more shipped titles desirable.
  • 5+ years animation experience within the games industry

This is a full-time permanent position.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!

If you meet the above qualifications, and Offworld sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

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Offworld Industries

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first-person shooter game, “Squad”.