Gameplay Character Animator


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Guerrilla is seeking a highly skilled Gameplay Character Animator with a focus on stylized hand-keyed hi-octane action character animation. If you have a passion for creating dynamic, expressive animations that bring characters to life, we want to hear from you!

OUR GAMEPLAY ANIMATION TEAM

The Gameplay Animation Team at Guerrilla is dedicated to creating high-quality, stylized animations that enhance the player's experience and ensure immersive and believable gameplay. We work closely with various departments including Design, AI, Art, and Tech Animation to bring our creative visions to life.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Create compelling, entertaining, and visually appealing hand-keyed gameplay animations for a variety of characters.
  • Develop and implement stylized keyframe animations that portray a wide range of personalities.
  • Collaborate closely with Design, AI, Animation Direction, Animation Tech, and other departments to achieve the team's vision.
  • Take ownership of your work, guiding it from concept to final in-game integration.
  • Mentor, train, and inspire the animation team, helping them grow and develop their skills.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Have at least 5 years of relevant experience as an animator, with a strong focus on stylized animation.
  • Excel at creating dynamic, expressive keyframe animations.
  • Possess a deep understanding of traditional animation principles and how to apply them to enhance character appeal and gameplay.
  • Have experience in setting up animation networks.
  • Are proficient in Maya and other industry-standard animation tools.
  • Have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Are proactive, original, and bring creativity to your work.

Plusses

  • Experience with integrating animations into game engines.
  • Familiarity with bug tracking software and version management systems.
  • A background that adds to the diversity of Guerrilla’s team.

INTERESTED?

If you are up for the challenge, you can apply by hitting the “apply now” button. Be sure to support your application by an up-to-date showreel, showing off recent and work relevant to the position.

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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