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Gameplay Animator

Vancouver, BC (Hybrid)


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$50/hr - $56/hr

Start Date:


This is a hybrid role in Vancouver.
Pay Range: $50/hr – $56/hr

Our client is a leader in the gaming space and is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Gameplay Animator.


  • Produce high-quality animation assets that adhere to the proper technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with Engineers, Technical Animators, and Rigging Directors to help define/refine animation tools, pipelines, and technical systems.
  • Collaborate with Designers and Technical Animators to prove out gameplay and design the appropriate locomotion sets.
  • Hands-on development of pre-visualization animation.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Gameplay Animation team.
  • Help teams with gameplay animation problem-solving through continuous feedback and education.


  • Experience creating high-quality, in-game Animation assets, preferably on a highly-rated Shooter or Action title.
  • Experienced in key frame and motion capture animation.
  • Technical understanding of animation tools, pipelines, and technical systems is a must.
  • Experience working with locomotion trees and state-flow animation systems.
  • Experience using MotionBuilder as an asset and with one or more of the following 3D applications: Maya (preferred), Max, or Softimage.
  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver, team builder, and subject matter expert.
  • Rigging experience is a plus.


The target hiring compensation range for this role is $50/hr – $56/hr. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include:


Client Description:

You will want to read this fine print. Part of our mission is to take care of you, so we offer the best benefits. Unlike other staffing companies, we provide talent with the same benefits that our CEO gets. This includes:

  • A choice of three major medical plans (including vision coverage) plus dental insurance
  • Paid sick leave for all hourly talent in the U.S. and Canada
  • 401(k) with a match and immediate vesting
  • Exclusive employee discounts through Promo Code: Aquent
  • Access to hundreds of professional development courses through Aquent Gymnasium
  • And much more

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. The Company recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives.


We have a simple philosophy at Aquent: to personally place the best creative talent in the best jobs for the best companies. When you work for Aquent, you qualify for medical, dental and vision insurance after working only four consecutive weeks maintaining an average of 20 hours per week. If this job isn’t the right fit for you, but you know someone who is, please pass this job posting on. We have a fantastic referral program that pays out in cash rewards!