Senior Gameplay Animation Engineer, Games Studio (Blue)

    • Netflix, Inc.
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


USD 90,000.00 per year
Full Time


Unreal Engine
Video games
Game design

Job Details

We're looking for a creative, highly-skilled Senior Gameplay Animation Engineer to help us build a brand-new, AAA, multi-platform game.

The Senior Gameplay Animation Engineer will partner closely with the design team to rapidly prototype and iterate toward a new game vision. We envision this role to start as an individual core contributor, writing code, building tools, and defining workflows and asset pathways to quickly achieve a gameplay prototype that delivers conviction around the game concept. This role will eventually grow into leading a small team of gameplay animation engineers to launch and support the game on the Netflix game service.

As our Senior Gameplay Animation Engineer, you will have strong gameplay and design sensibilities along with solid engineering fundamentals. You will leverage your hands-on game prototyping expertise to implement in the short term, and bring industry-leading technical expertise to our team as the product matures over time. You have a bias towards action and are energized by the learnings that come with bold experimentation at an agile pace.

We're building the foundation for a small, yet ambitious, team of creators. As a team, we deeply care about the experiences we create, and more importantly who we're creating them with. As a part of Netflix, we strive to hire the best and value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusion, and collaboration. Now is an amazing time to join Netflix as we seek to entertain the world. We have over 200 million paid members in over 190 countries, and we won't stop there.


  • Drive multiple complex feature areas from end-to-end
  • Collaborate with content creators to design, implement, and maintain Animation features
  • Work inside of Unreal Engine using a combination of C++, Blueprints and custom tools
  • Produce well-engineered, reliable, and maintainable code
  • Optimize and debug both code and content across the game as needed
  • Participate in code reviews with the engineering team on all new code
  • Create documentation and functional tests for features


  • 7+ years experience shipping multiple AAA multiplayer games
  • Experience prototyping and shipping one or more titles as an Animation Engineer with a focus on excellent player experience
  • Experience with current gen animation tech - Motion Matching, Real Time Rigging, Complex Animation Graphs, Multi character interaction systems
  • Excellent technical foundations in C++, Optimization, Math, and Debugging
  • Exceptional communication, and cross discipline collaboration
  • Extensive experience with Unreal Engine
  • Passion for playing, incubating, building, and shipping video games

Bonus Skills

  • Strong product/game design sense
  • Strong understanding of lightweight production/team process
  • Experience working with early or unreleased game platforms

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $90,000-$600,000

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.