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inXile entertainment

Newport Beach, California - United States
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Location: Newport Beach, CA or New Orleans, LA


inXile entertainment is looking for an animator to join our growing team. As a member of the animation team, you’ll collaborate with designers, engineers and other artists to bring our characters to life. Apply for this position if you have a strong understanding of the foundational principles of animation and motion, including weight, anticipation, and impacts. inXile is a new Xbox Game Studio under Microsoft with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New Orleans, LA.




  • 2+ years of experience working as an Animator in the games industry.

  • Understand the game animation process from start to finish.

  • Understand the 12 Basic Principles of Animation and can demonstrate the knowledge in a portfolio.

  • Be a highly self-motivated, excellent communicator, and an amazing team-player.

  • Be able to work creatively as part of a large or small group.

  • Be passionate for playing and making games.

  • Have experience with rigging humanoid and non-humanoid actors.




  • Experience working through an entire production cycle on shipped AAA titles with Unity 5 or Unreal 4.

  • Experience developing on varied platforms (PC, consoles, etc.).

  • Experience with all forms of motion capture.

  • Experience with Physics simulations and ragdoll configurations.




  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills. Only online work submissions, please (e.g. website, blog or online album).

  • May require an art test.


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