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Turtle Rock Studios is an award-winning independent game developer best known for its work on AAA franchises like Left 4 Dead, Evolve, and Counter-Strike. We are a diverse team of inspired content creators, artists and engineers who share a passion for making fun, innovative games that gamers love to play.

We are looking for a talented Animator to help bring our characters to life in our new AAA project. You will be crafting industry-leading animations and memorable gameplay experiences. As a member of our team, you will demonstrate a clear knowledge of animation principles and constantly push the quality of animation higher.

Responsibilities, include:

  • Create character motions through a blend of key-frame animation and motion capture
  • Organize complicated sets of animation data
  • Facilitate and inform tool development
  • Collaborate with designers, artists, and programmers to establish, iterate, and refine the animation pipeline
  • Provide effective and constructive feedback on a daily basis


  • 3+ years of professional game animation experience
  • Expert with Maya or similar package
  • Experience with gameplay animation
  • Strong keyframe animation skills
  • Good instincts of realistic movement
  • Strong communicator with a positive attitude

Bonus, if you have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or diploma, with an emphasis in animation
  • Experience editing and cleaning up motion capture
  • Knowledge of Perforce


Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% healthcare coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Generous time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Career improvement program
  • Pet friendly office
  • Fully stocked kitchen, sponsored food trucks, etc.
  • Discounts on products and services
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3+ years of professional game animation experience
Do you have experience with Maya or similar package?
Do you have gameplay animation experience?
Do you have strong keyframe animation skills?
Do you have good instincts of realistic movement?
Are you a strong communicator with a positive attitude?
Authorized to work lawfully in the United States?
Will you now, or in the future require Turtle Rock Studios to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)?