Senior Animator

Heart MachineApply for this Job
October 10, 2020

Join the visual arts team at Heart Machine to apply your wide range of skills and ambitious creative spirit to the production of new projects at Heart Machine. We are looking for people with deep knowledge to make contributions to combat, traversal and narrative experiences.


  • A strong demo reel that demonstrates expert knowledge of fundamental animation principles and acting skills
  • Work closely with design and engineering to take gameplay concepts from pre-visualization to polish pass
  • Embrace character development, establishing choreography, and nailing the timing of each move with the Creative Director
  • Be actively involved in the design and integration of character and prop animations into the game engine, monitoring and troubleshooting any technical issues that might arise
  • High level of proficiency in Maya
  • Work well in a creative, team-oriented environment, exhibiting excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills. Be able to reach across multiple disciplines to gather feedback and address cross-functional issues
  • Possess the drive and talent needed to produce and implement the highest quality work
  • Penchant for practical innovation and the ability to bring new ideas to the table
  • Passion for video games

Preferred Experience

  • Significant contribution to a released game or animation project
  • Some knowledge of crafting interactive storytelling and/or minigames is useful
  • Basic modeling skills and knowledge of rigging and Python a plus
  • Personal animation work a plus

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option
  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Send your application to with the title "Senior Animator".

Please include specific skills you would bring to a new project, as well as any links to current and/or past projects and your resume.

All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information 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.

About the Company

Creators of Hyper Light Drifter and Solar Ash.

Heart Machine is a deeply motivated and close-knit team located in Los Angeles. Our focus is gameplay that’s engaging, fluid and fun, while also building worlds through vibrant art, heartfelt stories and incredible sound design. We’re immensely excited to be creating things we love every day.

Although we are all passionate and work incredibly hard, our studio is not a crunch-factory - we like to live our lives, have holidays, and remain healthy throughout a project.

We’re supportive of a diverse working environment - different life perspectives offer a lot to building a better game, studio and understanding of one another.

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