Full Time Job

Senior Character Animator


Remote / Virtual 06-15-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Character Animator (Contract)

Why PlayStation?

Bluepoint Games is currently seeking a highly skilled Senior Character Animator to join our esteemed team. Are you passionate about collaborating with top-tier talents to shape groundbreaking genre-defining game experiences? If so, we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us.

In this role, your expertise will be vital in bringing to life the characters, creatures, and game world.

You will adeptly balance aesthetic objectives with technical intricacies by leveraging your experience in prototyping, developing, combat implementation, locomotion, and other gameplay animations.

Join us as we continue to redefine the standards of creativity and excellence in the game industry.

• Create high quality gameplay animation utilizing motion capture and key-framing techniques.
• Provide guidance and mentorship to fellow team members.
• Thrive in a team-centric atmosphere. Work collaboratively with fellow animators, designers, and engineers to resolve gameplay challenges while maintaining the artistic vision.
• Contribute to the creative process with original ideas and inspiration.
• Be able to give constructive feedback about animation tools.
• Respond promptly to feedback from leads and directors, clearly communicating the required time for implementation and demonstrating a thorough understanding of the feedback provided.
• Research, analyze, and shoot reference as needed to plan for the assignment.
• Collaborate with leads and producers to comprehensively understand, strategize, and communicate project needs and scope of work.

• A strong demo reel that demonstrates expert knowledge of fundamental animation principles, acting skills, and the ability to create a full range of life-like performances from the subtle to the dramatic and powerful.
• Great depth of knowledge in keyframe animation.
• Expert knowledge of Autodesk Maya, animation and motion capture workflows.
• At least 5 years of experience in game development..
• The ability to communicate effectively one-on-one with all team members and within group settings.
• Excellent time management skills, with the ability to break down tasks and assignments and prioritize them into workable pieces on a daily, weekly, and project length basis.
• Work independently and conscientiously with minimal supervision.


Bluepoint Games is a game development studio located in the heart of Austin, Texas, established in 2006. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of gaming innovation and delivering immersive experiences that redefine player expectations.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8jz0k-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.