Lead Gameplay Animator at Survios
Culver City, CA, US

Survios, the foremost virtual reality game developer and pioneer of the future of immersive technologies, has an opening for an experienced Lead Gameplay Animator to help push the quality and innovation to the next level with our talented Animation Team! 


  • Drive the quality of animation at Survios while balancing aesthetics, technical, and scheduling requirements.
  • Guide, manage, and organize the work of our exceptional animation team.
  • Provide constructive feedback and direction to the animation team.
  • Ability to maintain a positive team morale and communication.
  • Collaborate closely with Designers, Engineers and Tech Artists to prototype and implement animations, gameplay features, cinematics, etc.
  • Tackle unique challenges for animating in VR and inventing new solutions that provide immersive and impactful experiences.
  • Review existing animation processes in order to improve efficiency.
  • Direct, capture, cleanup, and implement animation through a Motion Capture pipeline
  • Skilled at guiding a team to balance creative ambitions with the requirements of production.


  • 2+ years of experience leading an animation team.
  • 8+ years in the video game industry with credits on multiple AAA titles
  • 4+ years experience with motion capture pipelines.
  • A great eye for style and quality combined with some technical know-how for implementation.
  • Excellent keyframe animation skills with a solid understanding of advanced animation principles and techniques.
  • Work with design and engineering to create new ways of presenting and interacting with animations in VR.
  • Ability to solve gameplay problems and work with other departments to find a solution.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present feedback and ideas in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • Ability to teach and share knowledge in order to improve the Animation Team’s skills.
  • Highly motivated and proactive with a team player mentality.
  • Strong organization skills.


  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 is a plus
  • Knowledge of character rigging
  • Experience with facial animation
  • Experience with facial motion capture
  • A gamer, with a sense for game design

About Us:

Survios is at the forefront of VR game development and is pioneering the future of immersive technologies. Since inception, we have taken a holistic approach to virtual reality innovation, developing hardware, software, and games hand-in-hand to take VR to places that no one has dreamed possible. Survios offers a pet-friendly work environment with unlimited vacation time and a host of other perks and benefits to give our team everything we need to create unrivaled Active Virtual Reality experiences.