Arkane Studios - France @ Lyon, FR


Arkane Studios, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. company, is seeking a talented Animator to join our team in making AAA games. Under the Lead animator responsibility, the animator creates animations for in-game AI controlled characters but also for in-game scripted sequences.

Arkane Studios' iconic brands such as Dishonored®, Dishonored 2® and Prey® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. Our company provides technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1999. Our studio is professional with a relaxed working atmosphere located in Lyon town center. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, incl. private medical insurance, flex hours, up to 30 paid vacations days per year, sports program, transport compensation, onboarding program etc.


  • At least 2 years of experience in the game industry
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of animation (timing, spacing, posing)
  • Excellent understanding of body mechanics
  • Solid keyframing experience
  • Strong ability to deliver on time
  • Experience with game engine


His/Her main responsibilities will include:

  • Create and maintain high-end key frame animations (body motions and facial expression)
  • Motion-captured clean up and post animation to fit to the defined animation style.
  • Integration & test of produced animations inside the game engine

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of Motion Builder
  • Mocap editing experience

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.