Gameplay Animation Director

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At Guerrilla Games, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming through innovation in animation. We believe in creating immersive, engaging experiences that captivate players worldwide. As part of our ambitious Gameplay Animation team, you will work alongside industry leaders to set new standards for gameplay animation.

What you will do

  • Lead a talented team of animators in the creation and implementation of character and creature animations within our games.
  • Supervise the animation production pipeline from concept to final in-game integration, ensuring all animated content upholds our high standards for quality and innovation.
  • Collaborate closely with the Gameplay Animation Manager and Studio Animation Director to support and cultivate an environment that fosters growth and excellence within the team.
  • Engage with the animation, as well as other department leads, to ensure a cohesive vision and execution across all aspects of game development.
  • Utilize cutting-edge tools and production methodologies to enhance team efficiency and output.
  • Champion the continuous improvement of our animation processes and systems, driving technical and artistic advancements.

Who You Are

  • An experienced leader in gameplay animation, with a strong emphasis on stylized keyframe animation and a proven ability to deliver exaggerated character animations.
  • Proficient in managing creative teams and projects, demonstrating a knack for mentoring and inspiring animators to achieve their best work.
  • Highly skilled in the nuances of character motion and animation principles, adeptly weaving these skills with game design requirements and technical constraints to enhance gameplay depth and ensure seamless visual execution within the game’s overarching vision.
  • Committed to innovation and excellence, with a thorough understanding of current and emerging animation technologies.
  • Excellent at communication and collaboration, capable of articulating vision and standards to both technical and creative teams.

Join us at Guerrilla Games, and help us continue to redefine what is possible in the world of gameplay animation. Together, we will craft extraordinary gaming experiences that thrill and inspire players around the globe.


If you are up for the challenge, hit the “apply now” button to submit your application to us. Be sure to submit your CV, motivation letter, and link to your reel or portfolio that shows your best and most recent work.

Please note: This position is based in our studio in the heart of Amsterdam. Guerrilla offers relocation and immigration support.


At Guerrilla, we believe that our team’s varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us create games that resonate with a diverse audience.

As an equal opportunities employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity.

We encourage everyone to respond as we consider all candidates on the basis of their merit, unique strengths, and perspectives they will bring to the role.

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Frequently asked questions


Q: Does Guerrilla offer remote positions?

A: Unless stated otherwise, our vacancies are based on-site, in our studio in Amsterdam. For qualified candidates, we offer visa, permit, relocation and immigration support. Depending on role, we do offer hybrid work models allowing our employees to work from home one or more days per week.

Q: I don't have any work examples. Can I still apply for a job?
A: It's essential that you can prove to us that you have the necessary skills for the job. Rushing into an application without supplying the required materials won't leave a good impression. In general, it's a good idea to put together an excellent portfolio before you start applying for jobs.  

Q: I have no experience in the games industry. Can I still get a job with you?
A: Games industry experience is certainly a bonus, but it's not always necessary. It's important to put together an excellent portfolio that demonstrates your skills and your understanding of the game development process.  

Q: I applied for a job with you, but I haven’t heard back. What happens now?
A: We aim to respond to all applications within three weeks. Due to the volume of requests, this sometimes takes a little longer. If you have not heard from us within three weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.  

Q: How can I arrange a job interview with you?
A: We receive so many applications that we are only able to arrange interviews with the most suitable candidates. It's important that your application stands out from the crowd. Go ahead, impress us!  

Q: I'm considering working at Guerrilla in the future. Is it possible for me to come for a tour of the studio?
A: Because of the confidential nature of the projects that we are working on, we cannot allow visitors into the studio. The most impressive job applicants will be invited for an interview, and will have an opportunity to visit some of the development areas.  


Q: I'm a university student looking for a company that can help me with a (master) thesis assignment. Can we arrange a meeting to look at the different possibilities?
A:We like to help out with university level assignments when we can! However, due to time constraints and deadlines this isn't always possible. Please send a brief e-mail outlining the aims of your assignment and what input you would need from us. We'll let you know if we are able to help you.  

Q: I'm a high school student and I have to do a school assignment on media and entertainment. Can I make an appointment for an interview with one of your employees to discuss this?
A: Due to the sheer number of requests we receive, we regret that we are unable to participate in interviews with school students.  

Q: I have a great idea for a game. How can I submit it to you?
A: All of our game concepts are developed by our internal designers, in conjunction with our publishers. It is company policy not to accept game concepts from third parties.  

Q: I'm still in school and I want to get a job in games in the future. What kind of education and skills do I need to achieve this goal? Can you provide me with information on the schools that teach this discipline?
A: The skills required to work in the games industry are very broad, as there are many areas in which you can work. In development there are roles in art, animation, programming, design, and project management. Other industry roles include sales, marketing, PR, and testing. The most important thing is to get an education in subjects that you enjoy and that you are good at. Your career adviser should be able to give you guidance as to which careers are suitable for an individual with your particular skills.  

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