We need you to help us bring Bungie’s in-game character performance to the next level. As a Senior Animator on our team, you will be involved in all aspects of the production from the initial concept of character movement and technical considerations of implementation to collaboration with other art teams and the creation of final animation. You will concept and finalize spectacular hand-keyed in-game animation for a variety of characters. You will support the animation team’s goals of efficient and aesthetic completion of tasks as well as participating in critique towards animation and the overall creative process.

If this is the experience you are looking for, we’d love to hear from you. We are right there with you; it's what drives us every day. Give us a shout, we want to hear from you. Be a part of our team and let's create new worlds together!


  • Create high quality key-frame and motion captured animations

  • Implement and test animations in the game engine

  • Partner with Design to create compelling player experiences

  • Work with the Art Director and Animation Lead to help set the quality bar for asset creation

  • Collaborate with small team of peers in completing specific, gameplay-related tasks

  • Inform and communicate project schedules and asset status with the Animation Lead and production

  • Strive to optimize and enhance an effective animation pipeline while identifying workflow improvements

  • Help incorporate new tools and technologies into the pipeline

  • Ability to support and mentor other artists


  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Experience developing and integrating animation concept to reality in game

  • Thorough knowledge of Maya animation workflows

  • Proven ability to provide leadership and direction to other animators a plus

  • Advanced understanding of mo-cap techniques a plus

Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.

Washington State Pay Range

$118,000—$145,000 USD

Bungie employees in the U.S. also receive:

  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position

  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date

  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually

  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked

International FTE employees receive competitive benefits.

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!

Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.