At nWay, we’re passionate about games and we’re always looking for talented individuals who share that same drive. Our studio is located in downtown San Francisco and we’re conveniently located near BART and Muni.


Senior Animator

San Francisco, CA or Remote

Job Description

nWay is currently looking for a Senior Animator to help manage the animation team, and create animations for a mobile fighting game as well as other projects. This candidate is not only talented in creating dynamic action in motion, but also has a deep understanding of how animations should feel in game. The Senior Animator works closely with the Lead Animator, animation team and other departments to bring the interactive action to life. This position requires a strong collaborative spirit, able to inspire the team through ideas and execution.


  • Help define in-game animation style and how animation is broken down for gameplay.
  • Assist Lead Animator (who is offsite) by helping drive and mentor the animation team when together in office.  Including in person status checks when at the office.
  • Work with Combat Designers and Gameplay Engineers to implement moves into the game engine.
  • Help with developing animation tools needed to push the visual quality.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.


  • Strong demo reel that demonstrates dynamic posing, timing, and expressive body movement for humanoid/mechanical characters.
  • Expert knowledge of Maya.
  • Some knowledge of cinematic camera and in game shot composition for special combat attacks.
  • Some mentoring experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working on a shipped mobile or console game.
  • Participate in setting up and defining pipelines, processes, and best practices.


  • Working knowledge of state machine systems such as Mechanim, Blueprints, or any other animation graph tools.
  • Experience with testing/reviewing animations in Unity.
  • Passion for fighting games or action style gameplay
  • Experience supporting a live game on iOS and Android

 Why you want to work here

At nWay, we’re passionate about creating meaningful entertainment through real games with digital ownership and we’re always looking for talented individuals who share that same drive. We’re a small startup defined by a very collaborative, lean and laid back culture where everyone just wants to get things done. Our office is located in the heart of San Francisco and we’re conveniently located near BART, Muni, SF Ferry and Caltrain. We also offer medical, dental, vision insurances, FSA and commuter options. Most importantly,  we do our best to keep everyone’s belly full with a fully stocked snack room plus office lunches!

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