Development Support: Animation

Apr 13, 2024
Oakville, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Toronto is on the lookout for a detail-oriented Development Support specialist who possess a passion for animation and video games. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Oakville, Ontario. 


  • We create open world gameplay mechanics that are used to make immersive experiences.
  • We work as a global animation team to collaborate on player experiences.
  • We look for creative solutions to problems discovered during development.
  • We support all facets of animation development, from motion capture to in-game testing.
  • We build an inclusive, engaged, and fun working environment.
  • Each team works with dedicated pipelines and tools to create engaging open world mechanics.


  • Provide general support for the Animation team, including animation tagging to ensure proper functionality of in-game assets.
  • Assist in setting up and editing metadata.
  • Bug fixing and troubleshooting assets in-game.
  • Identifying, recording and documenting problems with in-game gameplay mechanics.
  • Ability to bring innovation and resolution to technical problems and challenges throughout production.
  • Develop relationships and maintain regular communication with leads, directors, and production staff.
  • Document team progress and updates into wikis, dashboards, or production tracking documents.
  • Create and share training materials that document and share knowledge with global support teams.
  • Assist on-set motion capture directors with shoot planning, prep and execution.
  • Collaborate with the Animation team to prep scenes and follow up with other departments as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Animation/Game Design or equivalent experience.  
  • 2+ years of professional experience in the game industry. 


  • Great interpersonal skills. Must be able to work closely in a team setting and across various departments. 
  • A willingness to be involved in all aspects of the development process. 
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills. 
  • Positive, solution-oriented individual with a passion for game development.
  • Eagerness to learn new workflows and software tools. 
  • Motivated, flexible, and autonomous. 
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. 
  • Genuine enthusiasm for video games; especially Rockstar titles. 


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Knowledge of commercial game engines such as Unity or Unreal Engine. 
  • Experience using a DCC like Maya or MotionBuilder and working with motion capture data. 
  • Experience using a scripting language (e.g. python) or editing metadata. 
  • Experience with game design and making video games.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is committed to creating a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect.  In line with this commitment, Rockstar will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities (or on the basis of any other protected ground under human rights legislation) during the recruitment process, as well as to any Rockstar employees in order for them to perform the essential functions of their roles.  Rockstar will comply with its obligations under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and will provide accommodations as long as such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship on Rockstar.  If you need more information about Rockstar’s accommodation policies or process, or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

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