Lead Gameplay Animator

Burnaby, British Columbia /
Animation /
Permanent Full Time
/ Hybrid
Who is SkyBox Labs?

SkyBox Labs is a game development studio that works on some of the world’s most iconic games. Our projects include working as a co-developer on Halo Infinite, projects in the Minecraft Universe, supporting the development of Magic: The Gathering Arena, supporting development of Fallout 76, and developing unannounced titles including partner projects and internal IP. As one of Vancouver’s fastest-growing game studios, since our inception in 2011, SkyBox Labs has evolved from a group of 8 people developing independent projects to a team of over 200+ engineers, artists, designers, producers, and more.

Interested? Let's talk about who we're hiring for:
Our Pitch team is looking for an experienced Lead Gameplay Animator to grow and guide a team to success. You'll be joining this team in the early prototyping stages to ultimately create a new Original SkyBox IP, where your honed animation, communication, and leadership skills will be exercised.

If you're looking to work on a new game that is set to make a major splash when it hits the market, then this is the role for you!

A snapshot of your role:

    • Be a hands-on leader of an experienced team of animators
    • Leverage your years of experience to create exceptional hand-key animations
    • Be a key communicator and point of contact within the game team, the studio, and with our external partners
    • Work collaboratively with the Producer to manage the team's schedule and deliverables
    • Problem solve and plan out animations for optimal results for yourself and your team

Sound like you? This is what we're looking for:

    • 5+ years of experience working as a gameplay animator in AAA games
    • Experience leading a team of animators
    • Expert and honed communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
    • Experienced in working on a variety of locomotion and attacks
    • Strong experience using Maya and animation tools

    • Nice-to-have:
    • Experience with early animation pipelines
    • Past experience working on genres such as third-person action/adventure and first or third-person shooters
Please note, only those who submit a gameplay animation reel with their resume will be considered for the role.

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And here is why we think you'll love working at SkyBox Labs:

Our studio’s success can be attributed to our culture of empowerment, collaboration, and personal growth. 
At SkyBox Labs, you can contribute to industry-leading titles, from legendary AAA franchises to independent IP, without compromising on culture. As a rapidly growing independent company, we maintain a ‘small studio’ feel with our flat structure, leading with authenticity, and fostering connection.

We relentlessly support your growth and development. From team building through personal interest groups and clubs to studio-wide knowledge sharing through learning lunches, and more formalized programs like SkyBox U, we support our team every step of the way. 

One major thing that we’re proud of is that we’ve been able to grow to the studio that we are today while ultimately cultivating an environment of trust and mutual respect where you can thrive. We value our team members’ diverse backgrounds, hobbies, skills, and interests and we celebrate them! This is demonstrated through our broad spectrum of social clubs: Join our soccer team, fitness group, or one of our many D&D groups - you can even start your own!

Flexible Hybrid and Remote Work Models:

With the goal to provide the best possible work environment for all, the majority of our team is working in a flexible hybrid work model from Vancouver and Victoria. The opportunity to work permanently remotely across Canada is also available for certain designated roles.

SkyBox Labs is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace, dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Only candidates that reside in Canada or are willing to relocate will be considered for this role. Additionally, although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Learn more about us at http://skyboxlabs.com/