Senior Animator

Website Deep Silver Volition

Volition, creators of Saints Row, Red Faction, and Agents of Mayhem is seeking an experienced and passionate Senior Animator to join their team on their next adventure.


  • Create compelling animation for in-game motions and real-time cinematic scenes, including facial and lip-sync, for a wide variety of characters, props, and vehicles
  • Character State Machine and Blend Tree network creation for advanced behaviors
  • Planning complex game side animations systems, and seeing them through to completion. Ownership of these systems, and troubleshooting or problem solving through entire development cycle
  • Assist in organizing motion capture shot list for needed assets within the game


  • Proficiency in realistic motion, with strong focus on Weight & Time.
  • Experience working with motion capture data (Planning, Directing, Creating Animations from clips)
  • Technical experience creating complex State Machine systems as well as intricate Blend Tree setup a plus
  • Experience working with a team of varied disciplines to get animation systems running in game (movement, melee, cover, etc)
  • Fluent knowledge of at least one major 3D software package (Max, Maya, Motion builder, XSI)
  • Game Industry Experience /Shipped title Experience

Application Requirements:

  • Animation reel showing realistic key framed animations as well as motion capture work
  • Resume with detailed work descriptions

All samples must be accompanied by a description of each, with specific information on what you were responsible for, what tools were used, etc

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and samples to with “Senior Animator” in the subject line.

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