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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Austin, TX

Bethesda Games Studios is looking for a highly motivated Animator with a passion for online games to join our team in Austin, TX.


  • Produce top-quality, hand-keyed animation assets for humans, creatures, and environments
  • Implement animation assets into game engine and iterate as needed
  • Troubleshoot and solve animation issues with all departments
  • Work with our artists to develop proper models for animation
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to create a cohesive vision and experience
  • Contribute to the creative process with original ideas and inspiration

NOTE: Work samples are required with your application. Required demo reel should include examples of previous animation work. A shot breakdown should also be included with an explanation of responsibilities.


  • 5+ years of production experience as an animator
  • Strong understanding of the principles of animation and character anatomy
  • Experience with both human and creature animation
  • Extensive knowledge in Maya or 3dsMax
  • Ability to maintain a consistent style throughout production
  • Receptive to constructive feedback and willingness to work through an iterative process
  • Prioritize tasks with management and remain accountable to deadlines
  • Adapt to technical dependencies and engine limitations
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Aptitude for quickly learning new systems

Preferred Skills

  • Previous AAA game development and multiple shipped titles
  • Experience working on live games
  • Experience in creating animation state machines and blend trees in a game engine
  • Experience animating in Maya, and 3dsMax (or willingness to learn)
  • Experience with motion capture transfer, editing and cleanup
  • Motion Builder experience
  • Fundamental understanding of character rigging
  • Passion for video games
  • Strong familiarity with Bethesda Game Studios games