As an Animation Engineer Intern on the Narrative Systems and Workflow team, you'll focus on empowering our content creators to tell inspiring stories within our proprietary engine. At the intersection of story and technology, you'll work with NPC designers and animators to optimize, update, and expand the relevant runtime systems and pipelines that enable narrative performances that tell stories in our game. Most importantly, you will work with a fun and creative team helping make exciting player experiences in Destiny.


  • Empower our NPC designers and animators to create higher fidelity animations.

  • Collaborate with experienced colleagues to optimize the workflow and improve the capabilities of our storytelling narrative performances pipeline.

  • Build your confidence with the engine that drives our proprietary visual scripting system.


  • Proficient in C/C++ and has an understanding of multi-threading, algorithm design, and common data structures (binary search trees, queues, stacks, hash tables, spatial partitioning).

  • Strong relevant math background (trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, numerical analysis).

  • Demonstrable knowledge of mathematical concepts used in animation (quaternions, splines, forward and inverse kinematics).

  • Can write clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation, summarize complex topics, and achieve alignment with customers of different technical and non-technical backgrounds.


  • Personal or academic experience developing and debugging animation asset pipelines (FBX, FaceFX, etc.).

  • An academic or practical understanding of how animation game engine sub-systems interact with game logic.

  • Personal or academic experience working with physically based animation modelling (spring systems, flocking, particle simulations, fluid dynamics).

  • The ability to understand and apply concepts from a research paper into a practical solution.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!

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