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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Senior Animator



Deck Nine Games is looking for a creative and talented Senior Animator for an unannounced AAA adventure game. You will focus on adding nuance, intent, and emotion with facial motion capture data.  Your goal is to deliver meaningful performances in our narrative adventure games that makes fans fall in love with the characters. The perfect candidate will have  demonstrable skills with facial performances (FACS-based experience is preferred, but not essential), and has the ability to effectively mentor junior members of the team. You will be integral to the high-quality bar for the game.


  • Work with body motion capture data to craft the best performances possible
  • Work with Faceware to deliver high quality cinematic facial performances
  • Enhance keyframes to bring to life the actor’s performance using Maya software, making it as appealing as possible
  • Assist the lead when necessary to provide notes for junior artists and mentor junior artists as needed


Top Reasons to Work with Us:

  • You want to create believable, emotional performances in a game that focuses on story
  • You want to join a veteran company as it flourishes in the storytelling genres
  • You want a great working environment with everyone focused on success
  • You want a fabulous office location at the base of the Rocky Mountains with an amazing mix of outdoor and urban excitement
  • You might actually want a family-friendly place to buy a house and raise a family, gasp!


What’s In It for You?

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous PTO and holiday plan
  • Great working environment with a dynamic team
  • Growth opportunities for your career
  • A chance to stop animating game loops and start animating performances!


So, if you’re a talented animator, looking to work on a game that focuses on characters, please apply today!  Position can be either full time (on site or remote) or contract work. Applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Top applicants may be required to take an animation test.


About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

The studio is 100+ people and is located in sunny Westminster, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join our team. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

As the crafters of diverse stories, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us all different.

  • Fluency in Maya
  • A demo reel that demonstrates character, emotion, and performance; FACS-based facial animation in addition to working with performance capture is preferred.
  • Passion for acting, storytelling and games
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.