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Your Mission

Activision is looking for talented Animators at multiple locations and at multiple levels of seniority to join our different studios in working across the next generation of the Call of Duty franchise as well as on other projects.

Ideal candidates will have a strong passion for creating both realistic and stylized animations, work alongside experienced Raven artists and Motion Capture team to produce content for high profile games. 

You must be able to thrive in a challenging environment, with an aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, and a deep passion for videogames.

This is an excellent opportunity to work and be part of a highly talented team of proven developers who are passionate about making games.

·         Create high-quality animation based on motion capture performances and key frame animation to meet visual expectations.

·         Export and integrate animations, utilizing the proper export techniques and technical implementation guidelines into proprietary game engine

·         Produce pre-visualizations and present concept ideas to the team

·         Collaborate and communicate effectively with the development team to ensure project goals are met and delivered to the highest levels

·         Troubleshoot and problem solve to ensure that animation is properly in game, functioning within its mechanic/state as intended

·         Work with the Motion Capture team and assist in shoots to capture the highest levels of performance

·         Working close with both the campaign and gameplay team to create stunning animations and cinematics

Player Profile

·         High skill levels in all areas of 3D animation and strong understating of animation principles and theory

·         Experience creating realistic animation for human and non-human characters with an emphasis on acting performance

·         Proficient in Maya, Max and/or MotionBuilder

·         Strong understanding and knowledge of character rigs, game animation pipelines, animation integration into game engines, and animation tools

·         Ability to take direction and critique to ensure consistent animation vision

·         Effectively communicate and clearly express ideas and animation decisions with both the animation team and other disciplines, while being open to feedback

·         Strong teamwork

·         Continuous learner

·         Experience with motion capture

·         Strong passion for playing and making the industry’s best video games

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 years—as the leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about it is, and they’ll tell you it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our current portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.  

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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