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Senior Animator

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Grinding Gear Games

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 - 9:18 AM
Job Position:

We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team.

We seek Senior Animators to join us in Henderson, Auckland. A Senior Animator is responsible for creating animation assets and working with the Creative Director, Animation Lead, Designers, and Riggers to realise characters, creatures/monsters, or special effects.

     Location:    Onsite in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
                         *Relocation assistance if required

  • Create interesting and realistic animation of characters, creatures and special effects under the direction of the Animation Lead and Creative Director
  • Be aware of project schedules and deliver work to deadlines
  • Work with Designers, Riggers
  • 7 years animation experience in a professional studio
  • Solid body mechanics and experience animating general combat, melee weapons and magic for human characters and creatures
  • Proven experience in a professional production pipeline and the ability to create high-quality animation. 
  • Fluent in Maya
  • The ability to take constructive criticism and maintain a professional attitude
  • Independently self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with hand-keyed hand-to-hand combat
  • Must have examples of human and creature animation on your reel
  • Team lead experience is a plus
  • Portfolio, and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required. 
  • Must be willing to complete an animation test if requested to do so


How to apply:

Send us an email with a cover letter and your CV including link/s to your portfolio/reel (whichever is relevant to the role you are applying for). 

Email your cover letter and resume to: with your name + position you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.