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Principal Gameplay Animator – Hybrid – Montreal – AAA Open-World Game

Location: Montreal, Canada Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #26225 Posted: 5 months ago

This global, award-winning studio group seeks a Principal Gameplay Animator for an ambitious AAA, Action, Adventure, RPG, open-world game based on a new IP using Unreal Engine 5, to be released on multiple platforms.

Our client seeks a Principal Gameplay Animator who is eager to create a new AAA multi-platform game for gaming communities around the world.


  • Previous AAA game development experience.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and visually.
  • Proven ability to define and manage the animation direction and roadmap for large-scale projects.
  • Proficient with Unreal Engine, 3DS MAX, Maya & Motion Builder.
  • An artistic eye and excellent knowledge in animation.


  • Work alongside the team to develop and manage the animation vision and production plan.
  • Keep up to date with industry animation trends that will innovate both the player experience and the creative development of the project.
  • Produce, maintain, and optimise Gameplay Animations graphs.
  • Working with Animation Director, Lead Character Artist, and Lead Technical Artist to design, implement, and communicate best practices to the entire art production team.
  • Mentor less experienced team members.
  • Work with Game Designers and Gameplay Programmers to prototype and build various gameplay systems.
  • Ensure that the animation direction of the game starts with a live product foundation, capable of regular updates and malleable to key changes if necessary.


  • Hybrid, Onsite and Full Time Remote Work Contracts
  • 5-6 Weeks Paid Holiday Days + Bank Holidays
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Performance Based Bonus
  • Transportation Expenses Covered
  • Phone and Internet Expenses Covered

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425

Tagged as: 3D Animation, Unreal Engine

Tags: 3D Animation , Unreal Engine Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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