Frontend Animator

Sep 11, 2022
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work



You will be responsible for providing high-quality animations, either from enhancing motion capture or key-framing, for our cinematic and scripted event scenes on a new action FPS game in development,  XDefiant.


  • Work closely with the Animation Team, Cinematic Designers, Monetization Team along with other departments to create our Cinematics and scripted events
  • Work in coordination with animation lead to help mentor and build collaboration within the team
  • Enhance and polish character performances (body and facial) from video and motion capture 
  • Must have an excellent understanding of the animation principles (posing, timing, balance and weight) to create realistic and believable key-frame animations
  • Construct previs from story scripts and storyboards, and can create scene layouts, staging, camera and editing
  • Communicate with the Cinematic and Animation Directors for reviews and feedback
  • Work closely with Cinematic Designers and the Animation TD to ensure the quality of the integration of the animations
  • Detect inconsistencies or bugs and validate that the cinematic scene plays correctly
  • Carry out all other related tasks




  • Mid level of game, film or commercial animation experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Experience with motion capture
  • Experience with Maya and/or 3DS Max
  • Experience with Motion Builder
  • Deep understanding of anatomy and motion
  • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks to meet deadlines
  • Clear communication skills



  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
  • 401k match
  • Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
  • Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
  • Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
  • Membership to One Medical
  • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
  • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
  • Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
  • Generous discount on new Ubisoft games


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline

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Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.


Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.


At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences. Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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