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Senior Gameplay Animator

Division: MachineGames | Department: Art | Location: Uppsala , SE

MachineGames is seeking an exceptional Senior Gameplay Animator to join our team in making AAA games! 


Key areas of responsibilities


As Senior Gameplay Animator your key areas of responsibilities are:


  • Collaborate with the director and lead to help define and maintain the high level animation for player and enemy design.
  • Create Enemy (AI) animations and Player animations with a focus on style, playability and 'flow'.
  • Work with all disciplines to develop content implementation tools, technology and workflow.
  • Identify, communicate and try to resolve animation related issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Create high quality realistic/stylized and believable animations utilizing hand key animation and motion editing according to gameplay specific needs.
  • Being able to do quick blockouts for gameplay tests.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to create a cohesive vision and experience.
  • Troubleshoot and solve animation issues with all departments.
  • Implement animation assets into game engine and iterate as needed.




  • Shipped at least 1 AAA title.
  • Technical experience working with game engines and game animation implementation.
  • Expert level knowledge of Motionbuilder and experience in editing motion capture data.
  • Expert knowledge of basic principles of animation: timing, dynamics & body mechanics
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Passion for video games and especially for first-person immersive games
  • Receptive to direction, constructive feedback and willingness to work through an iterative process.
  • Adapt to technical dependencies and engine limitations.
  • Experienced with proprietary editors or other engines like CryEngine, Unreal, or idTech.
  • Basic knowledge of Maya.
     Desired skills


  • Experience animating creatures or quadruped characters
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Animation. Or Game Development
  • Strong familiarity with MachineGames´ titles.
      Sample Work Required
  • Demo reel should include examples of previous animation work.

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