Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's Choice" awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward employs more than 250 people in Woodland Hills, Calif., just outside of Los Angeles.
A critically acclaimed studio, Infinity Ward is proud to have one of the most passionate and talented development teams in the industry. We love to have as much fun as the games we create, and it shows in our relaxed, yet diligent, workplace environment. We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we like to look after ours. We enjoy having fun with top-notch events that everyone gets involved with.
As a Senior AI Animator, you will create high fidelity 3rd person non player character animations that align to our pursuit of ultimate player immersion. This Immersion is achieved with animations that display realistic human motion and emotion in combat scenarios that bring our NPCs to life! The ability to analyze and de-construct the human range of motion, and executing the “feel” the project dictates, is the prime directive. You will be joining our passionate and talented team of Animators who continue pushing our standards of quality and drive, that echoes throughout our studio.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Use motion capture and hand-keyed techniques to create high-fidelity NPC Animations that are genre-defining.
Implement and maintain animations using proprietary tools, always evolving the animation engine.
Communicate and collaborate with the most passionate team of engineers and designers to bring to life our most comprehensive NPC animation to date.
2+ years of game development experience.
Knowledge & Skills
A strong ability in hand-keyed animation.
Strong Maya animation experience.
A strong passion for animation, video games, and the entertainment it inspires and draws from.
Possess the ability to take tasks to completion with high fidelity.
Collaborative ability to work with multiple people and disciplines to complete tasks.
Possess the ability to receive and address feedback.
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.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
Activision Blizzard 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.