Senior Animator role at Methodical Games in Raleigh

Methodical Games in Raleigh is hiring a Senior Animator

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Methodical Games is a newly formed studio built around a fundamental set of ideals; a lean talented team, direct cross-discipline collaboration, quick iteration, and developer-driven processes. Our goal is to foster a haven for developers to push the bounds of their craft and collaborate directly with other creative minds. As our name suggests, we pride ourselves on a detail oriented approach to game development with a focus on meticulously crafted gameplay. You might even call it an obsession. We’re seeking passionate individuals from all walks of life to join us in building something great.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Animator to drive character combat for a new IP built in Unreal Engine 5. Reporting to the Animation Director, our ideal candidate will be responsible for defining the style for player animations and will work closely with design and engineering to build a world-class combat system.


  • Use your strong keyframe skills to create combat animations that look and feel great.
  • Work closely with designers and engineers to design and implement a player focused combat system.
  • Collaborate with designers, character artists, visual effects, and audio to deliver amazing player feedback.
  • Use Unreal Engine 5 and other new technologies to push the quality and immersion of our character animation systems.
  • Help define our in-house animation pipeline that will allow for quick iteration, ease of use, and responsive in-game animation.
  • Create a wide range of animations for characters and creatures.
  • Help cultivate a new and growing animation team that is passionate about gameplay, sharing knowledge, and individual/team development.
  • Play and give feedback on the game. Your voice matters.


  • 5+ years of animation experience with at least 1 shipped title.
  • Passionate gamer that can speak to strengths and weaknesses of action adventure games.
  • Strong keyframe animation skills.
  • Experience with Maya animation tools.
  • Fluent in Unreal Engine animation systems.
  • Experience with gameplay systems (locomotion, cameras, combat, etc.)
  • Problem solving skills as it relates to animation pipelines in Maya and Unreal Engine.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with advanced animation features in Unreal Engine 5.
  • History of using motion capture to supplement hand key animation.
  • Experience with MotionBuilder.
  • Mel Scripting or Python experience.
    Not an exact match for this role? We’d still love to hear from you! Visit our Careers Page and fill out the Open Application to apply.

How we work

  • Methodical Games is a remote hybrid studio with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Everyone is a hands-on contributor and we believe in leading by example.
  • We’re a small cross-discipline team communicating directly with one another.
  • It is important to us to maintain an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to be themselves and do their best work.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • Generous equity and profit sharing.
  • Unlimited paid time off, Summer and Winter breaks.
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered for employees.
  • 401(k) retirement plan and Flex Spending accounts.
  • Relocation assistance to the Raleigh area.
  • Centrally located office minutes from downtown Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. Walk to PNC Arena (home of the Carolina Hurricanes). Garage parking with free EV charging!