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Position Overview

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a motivated and experienced character technical artist to join its renowned Overwatch development team in Seoul.

Help make our next heroes come to life! You'll leverage your skills by providing support throughout the character skin production process, working closely with character artists and animators; physics set-up and skinning character bodies and faces, and preparing them technically for export.

Your work will be aligned to the needs of a production pipeline and teams we support. You will work collaboratively with other departments including modeling, game design, animation, concept, and VFX.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated artist who has built complex rigs and is capable of maintaining a high level of visual and technical quality for all characters and must have a strong understanding of skinning, ragdolls, anatomy, cloth / hair, and be comfortable in a scripting environment.


  • Skinning new character skins, weapons and props using Maya

  • Creating Cloth, Ragdoll simulation in proprietary engine

  • Rigging new characters, weapons and props using Maya

  • Helping artists by creating tools, pipeline support, technical setup and troubleshooting

  • Cooperating with multiple different teams in Overwatch to make a great game

Minimum Requirements


  • A minimum of 1 year experience in rigging/skinning characters in Maya

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of character kinematics, deformations, and topology

  • High proficiency in character Skinning, Rigging and Technical Workflows

Key Attributes

  • Thorough knowledge of layout, modeling, rigging, and animation tools and workflows currently used in the industry

  • Passion for Blizzard games

  • Self-driven, excellent communicator

  • No disqualifying reasons for international travel.

  • Korean national or residing in Korea with a valid work visa.

  • For foreigners residing in Korea, a level of Korean proficiency sufficient for job performance.

Extra Points

  • Experience in Python, or other programming languages

  • Knowledge on subjects such as Maya tool development and pipeline design

  • Experience working with in-engine cloth and rigid body physics

  • Experience in Destruction, VFX, Material Creation, etc.

  • Strong experience with at least one game engine.

  • Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard games and a desire to push it to the next level

Application / Portfolio requirements

  • Submission of resume and cover letter is required

  • Demo Reel and Shot Breakdown showing rigging / simulation and technical proficiency

  • Only online submissions will be accepted

  • Art test is required

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. 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 Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.