This job listing expired on Nov 24, 2023

High Voltage is searching for a highly skilled lead animator with a great understanding of animation fundamentals and how those relate to game animation. An animator will implement animations in the Unreal editor using the animation blueprint system.

This is a hybrid position and requires individual to be local to Hoffman Estates, IL or New Orleans, LA.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Create amazing gameplay animations in Maya

  • Develop, maintain and create animations for real time game assets

  • Take animation from initial concept through to implementation in Unreal Engine using the animation blueprint system

  • Work with the team to help drive the style and feel of animation

  • Manage multiple complex tasks

  • Evaluate incoming animation work and provide clear feedback to outsourcers

  • Asset export and implementation into Unreal Engine

  • Test and verify your work on target hardware

Join High Voltage, and let us supercharge your future!


Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.

  • Links to portfolio (required)

  • Resume (required)

  • Five (5) years of experience creating animation in the video games industry

  • You have an animation reel showing key-framed character and creature animations

  • Strong experience with Maya and gameplay systems

  • Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions

  • You have strong communication and teamwork skills

  • Familiarity with the Unreal Engine art pipeline

  • Related skills; such as modeling, skinning, rigging

  • Shipped game title experience

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Must be able to take critique and art direction

  • Passion for video games

To qualify, you must submit a resume, have shipped game titles or equivalent production development, and submit a portfolio demonstrating artistic and technical animation skills highlighting key-framed character animations.

If you’d like to be part of building a visually stunning game and this sounds like a challenge for which you’ve been looking, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume with a portfolio and we'll be in touch soon. Only online artwork submissions are accepted.

As a member of our team, you'll enjoy the following:

  • Opportunity to work on some of the biggest AAA games in the industry

  • Great work-life balance

  • Collaborative and casual work environment

  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision

  • 401K plan

* High Voltage Software provides the option to work remotely from home for all positions. However, employment eligibility for any position is limited to individuals residing in Illinois, Louisiana, Indiana, or New York. Therefore, if you do not currently reside in one of the aforementioned states, relocation will be necessary to join our team.

High Voltage Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.