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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 gameplay animation (i.e., locomotion, combat, etc.) as well as 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 gameplay animation, 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.

Please apply online through our website:


  • 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



  • 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.

So, if you’re a talented animator, looking to work on a game that focuses on characters, please apply today!  Position can be on site or fully remote. Top applicants may be required to take an animation test.



·         Competitive salary depending on experience

·         Generous vacation time and paid parental leave

·         Health insurance for you and your family at a low cost to you

·         Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family at NO cost to you

·         Life and Disability benefits at NO cost to you

·         Optional Flexible Spending Account (including Healthcare and Limited Purpose), Dependent Care Account, and Health Savings Account available

·         Optional Supplemental Health and Life Insurance

·         401(k) Plan with an Employer Match

·         Growth opportunities for your career


We are not able to sponsor visas.


Salary Range: $82,000 + DOE

**Please note that the compensation information is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **


About Deck Nine

Here at Deck Nine Games our passion is storytelling games. We are an independent game developer dedicated to crafting AAA interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. In 2021 we released Life is Strange True Colors, which went on to win multiple awards for storytelling and visuals, including best storytelling for 2021 and a VGA for Games for Impact. Recently we announced that we are developing a game for the hit sci-fi Amazon series, The Expanse. Our prior titles have won multiple awards, including Game of the Year and nominations for VGA and BAFTA awards. The studio is 100+ amazing people both located in our headquarters in sunny Westminster, Colorado and spread throughout the world permanently remote.

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, 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 deeply 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 different.

If this sounds appealing to you, please apply now!

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