Senior Animator

New Westminister, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first-person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2023, OWI has nearly 130 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into serving as a publisher supporting mods and have just released our new title into early access, “Starship Troopers: Extermination”, a 16-player PvE first-person shooter based on the 1997 cult-classic film.

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented Senior Animator for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!

About the role:

Offworld Industries is looking for a seasoned Senior Animator to join our studio. This position is at our New Westminster Studio, located a short walk from the New West sky train station.



  • Create high-quality full body and first person animations based on established artistic and gameplay direction.
  • Integrating animations into the engine.
  • Ability to push the animation style and advance the look and feel of the animation in the game in conjunction with the Lead Animator.
  • Rigging more complex weapon props, vehicles and characters.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Lead Animator to understand the quality objectives, game play intentions and engine capacities in order to anticipate the in-game look of the animations.
  • Support with the triage of the team’s animation bugs.
  • Managing animation quality of final assets in-engine and ensuring they are game ready.

Your Qualifications:

  • Required Skills
    • Expert understanding of movement, pose and timing.
    • Expert understanding of the nuances of first person viewport animation.
    • Solid skillset to create the mech/props animation is a plus.
    • Ability to create creature animation in various styles is a plus
    • Ability to work from reference materials such as video recording or already established animation.
    • Solid knowledge of rigging.
    • Solid knowledge of the animation process in Maya or equivalent software.
    • Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when animating.
    • Organized and clean workflow, compatible with a collaborative environment.
    • Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations.
    • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
  • Managerial Competencies
    • Assist the Lead Animator with taskings.
    • Mentoring junior and intermediate level animators, improving their skill sets and helping them in their day to day tasks.
    • Participate in the process of recruiting top talent for careers at Offworld Industries.
  • Experience
    • End to end Game Development Experience. 2 or more shipped titles desirable.
    • 5+ years animation experience within the games industry


This is a full-time permanent position.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!

If you meet the above qualifications, and Offworld sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

Apply now