Gameplay Animator

Ratloop Canada
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January 8, 2023
Full Time

Are you looking to show off your skills to the world? Ratloop Canada’s next game is an immersive new concept set on Drosera, an alien world full of life.

As a 3rd Person game, your animations will be the star focus of the game. With a cast of characters including humanoids, aliens, beasts, and critters, we are seeking a gameplay animator to bring this luscious world to life!

We are seeking a full time position, located in Montreal, QC (or remote), someone who is capable of technical problem solving and is comfortable with integration of assets inside of Unreal engine. You must enjoy working autonomously and be highly responsible, as well as strive to deliver high quality results. A willingness to learn and to solve new problems is fundamental to a being a successful team member at Ratloop Canada.

As a key team member, you will be integral to delivering a high quality, super creative AAA indie experience. If this excites your passion, then we’d love to see how you can make your mark on our project!


Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional game animation experience;
  • Willingness to learn technically and solve creative problems;
  • Understanding of gameplay animation systems (layers, blends, loops etc);
  • Experience animating bipedal characters, both stylized and realistic animation;
  • Must be proficient in Maya and proven ability to create high quality animation using Maya;
  • A passion for videogames and videogame animation;
  • An online portfolio or reel demonstrating animation or rigging expertise is required;
  • Self sufficient when it comes to problem solving, time management and task management.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Unreal engine 4/5 experience or other game engine experience a plus;
  • Experience with blueprint (UE4/5) a plus;
  • Facial animation.



  • Proficient technical skills in Unreal Engine 5;
  • Strong interest in gaming;
  • Excellent feel for game mechanics and 3C’s (camera, character, control);
  • Experience with rigging characters, animation integration into game engines, and animation tools;
  • Experience skinning in-game characters.


Other Skills

  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • Affinity with game design;
  • Autonomous and resourceful, ability to take initiative;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


*Candidate must be eligible to work in Canada. 

Ratloop Canada

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Gameplay first is our mantra. We aim to provide ground-breaking experiences that challenge the status-quo. Games are meant to surprise us, to inspire us, and to fill our minds with ideas we never saw coming.

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