Senior Animator, Amazon

Feb 14, 2024
Irvine, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work
3+ years of Games Industry (supporting title Development, Release, or Live Ops) experience
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Equivalent ExperienceAt Amazon, our goal is to create great games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people at a massive scale, and creating these experiences will help us produce some of the future’s most influential visual experiences. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision.

We are looking for a senior animator focused on cinematics to join our team of artists, designers, programmers and other creatives to create compelling characters which will tell the story of our game and world. As a senior animator you will collaborate with our Narrative Team, Art Team, Design Team and Engineers to bring innovative humans and creatures to life at AAA quality. You'll use a combination of key frame animation and motion capture techniques to bring characters to life. Full body and Facial animation experience are required Gameplay animation is a bonus. We are looking for an artist who can communicate effectively, problem solve, and raise the project’s technical and visual standards.

Key job responsibilities
Work closely with the Animation lead, Cinematic Lead, Narrative Team, Design Teams, Art Teams, primarily create and implement character animation for Cinematics that are incredibly satisfying to experienc

A day in the life
A day in the life
Collaborating closely across a wide range of teams and disciplines getting hands on with the in-engine tools to build narrative, interactive and cinematic moments to bring our game world and characters to life.

About the team
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Irvine, CA, USAExcellent communication skills, organized and strong collaborative spirit
Works effectively across all game development disciplines
Knowledgeable about game industry trends and art styles

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $66,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $161,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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