Careers @ PlaySide

Junior Animator




Playside Studios are seeking talented Junior animator to join our team. In this role, the animator will work closely under the Art Lead and Senior Animators to contribute high-quality animations to our projects. The Animator should be skilled in 3D animation with a strong grasp of the 12 animation principles. Proficiency in Maya is required.

If this is the opportunity that you have been looking for, we'd like to hear from you. Please reach out to the following email to submit your application: 

Please note you will need to have working rights in Australia. At this stage, we cannot sponsor a working visa.

Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Use traditional animation fundamentals to craft game motions that range from stylized to hyper-realistic.

  • Respond well to instruction, feedback, take initiative in one's work and be willing to iterate multiple times.

  • Troubleshoot tool implementations and suggest workflow improvements in order to increase the efficiency and creativity of the team.

  • To create high-quality animation assets to integrate with your titles.

  • Constant research & interpretation of the latest trends in game design.

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture.

  • Help improve and innovate of workflow practices


Required Skills:


  • Initiatives undertaken in Animation in either a tertiary level or self-taught

  • Examples of exceptional animation quality in prior work

  • Fluent in Maya

  • Strong problem-solving skills both technical and cross-department

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to integrate animations into Unity

  • Strong understanding of the principles of Animation

  • Strong sense of crafting animation ideas and choreography.

  • Good understanding of physics and body mechanics.


Desired Skills:


  • Expertise in Rigging and Skinning in Autodesk Maya.

  • Ability to rig characters/objects in a realistic or cartoon manner.

  • Good knowledge of anatomy and a thorough understanding of biomechanics, kinesiology for humanoids and animals.


About PlaySide:


Formed in 2012 by Gerry Sakkas "PlaySide Studios" is a world renown video game developer located in Melbourne, Australia. Our company is lead by senior management, creatives and developers who have paved the way in AAA console and mobile development over the years.  We are pioneers in our field and with over 45 staff, and we’re still growing. We have a multitude of titles we’re working on, partnering with the worlds biggest Hollywood brands. PlaySide works closely on the forefront of technology, and develop for mobile, AR and VR.

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