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Animator (Contract)

Game Development - OC Studio | Irvine, CA | Contract

Job Description

Animator (Contract)

About Nexon

Nexon is expanding aggressively into the western gaming market by opening a new development studio in Orange County California. We are building a workplace based on mutual respect, good humor, and the pursuit of excellence because we believe that great games can only be built by amazing people. Our vision is to create high quality, innovative online games that create unforgettable experiences for players around the world.

Nexon has an ever expanding worldwide team of over 5,500 employees and boasts a diverse global portfolio.  If you want to be part of building an exciting game company and help chart the course of a brand new development studio, let’s talk!

Job Description

In this role, you will be responsible for the creation of animations to create beautiful and rich characters for players to enjoy. Our ideal candidate will have a passion for games and previous leadership experience working on AAA titles.  


  • Work with multiple departments as necessary to complete tasks
  • Come up with innovative ways to solve problems quickly to unblock other teams
  • Take animations from conceptualization to shipping with minor direction
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure art supports a gameplay-first player experience
  • Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department
  • Be a jack of all trades when necessary to generate the largest impact
  • Make Animations optimized for performance as well as quality


  • Expertise in 3D animation software including Maya
  • Strong character animation skills with an ability to key frame realistic, and exaggerated human motion
  • Ability to work in a highly iterative environment tweaking timing and animations to suite gameplay
  • Clear and concise communications, and people skills
  • Must be highly organized, self-driven, customer focused, and a great team player
  • Rigging and Skinning Experience
  • Motion Capture cleanup experience
  • 3+ Years of experience in Animation
  • Portfolio showing off your work


  • Experience in Unreal Editor 4
  • Motion Capture Experience
  • Mel, or Python Scripting
  • 3D Modeling Experience
  • FX Experience
  • Concept or Illustration Experience
  • Blueprint Experience in Unreal
  • Rigging and Skinning Experience

Materials Required

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter optional
  • Portfolio or demo reel