Elsewhere Entertainment is looking for a Lead Animation Engineer to join the development of a new IP. You will improve, develop and innovate technology and tools for the project while working closely with fellow engineers and artists to bring excitement to life on the screen. 

As a leader on the project, you’ll help take the studio and our game from great to even better—with a focus on inclusivity, mutual respect (for ourselves and our players), thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration.

You’ll help us by…

  • Contributing to the maintenance and enhancement of animation technology.

  • Research, design and implement new cutting-edge features.

  • Engaging with content and engineering teams across our studios to provide expert support and co-develop new features.

  • Mentor junior Animation Programmers

You’re awesome because you have…

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Confident with C or C++ programming, problem-solving, debugging etc.

  • 7+ years’ experience working as a C++ programmer in the game industry or a related field.

  • Passion for advancing high-fidelity interactive animation in games.

  • Experience working directly on low-level game animation systems.

  • Good knowledge of animation topics such as inverse kinematics, blend trees, ragdolls, state machines and secondary motion techniques.

  • Capable and eager to take a leading role on projects.

Bonus points for…

  • Familiarity with content creation tools such as Maya.

  • Experience with mentoring, hiring or leading teams.

  • Major recognition in your field of work

  • Experience in adjacent disciplines such as design, environment art, programming, etc.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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At Activision, we strive to create the most iconic brands in gaming and entertainment. We’re driven by our mission to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for the world to enjoy, together. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™, and Guitar Hero®. As a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and products, our “press start” is simple: delight hundreds of millions of players around the world with innovative, fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences.

We’re not just looking back at our decades-long legacy; we’re forging ahead to keep advancing gameplay with some of the most popular titles and sophisticated technology in the world. We have bold ambitions to create the most inclusive company as we know our success comes from the passionate, creative, and diverse teams within our organization.

We’re in the business of delivering fun and unforgettable entertainment for our player community to enjoy. And our future opportunities have never been greater — this could be your opportunity to level up.

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