Your Mission

Infinity Ward is currently seeking a talented Senior AI Engineer to join our team in Woodland Hills. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in a similar role. This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge AI in the world’s premiere FPS franchise. We’re looking for someone who comes to the table with new ideas, but has the pragmatism required to ship a video game.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Work with the AI engineering team to craft best-in-class AI technology for our next AAA title.

  • Work closely with the design and content teams to bring new AI characters and behaviors to life.

  • Collaborate with the animation team to continue improving the visual fidelity of our AI.

  • Contribute ideas for new AI architectures and technologies.

  • Design, plan, and implement performant and optimized AI systems.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in games, military simulation, or real-time AI.

  • 1+ shipped titles working as an AI Engineer.

  • Experience with animation technology – blend trees, IK, motion matching.

  • Strong design sensibilities and outstanding communication skills.

  • Excellent debugging and performance analysis skills.

  • A love for competitive FPS play.

  • Strong 3D math and algebra skills as they relate to game programming.

  • Strong knowledge of C++ programming and practices.


  • Use of analytics to guide behavior.

  • Experience with vehicle AI

  • Experience with unscripted, ambient AI behavior

  • Networking.

  • Single-player AI systems.

  • Working in and extending an established code base.

  • Have architected (or significantly extended) an AI decision framework.

  • Experience with C#.

  • Previous experience with scripting languages such as Lua, Python.

“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.”

About Infinity Ward

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, CA, 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.

Our World

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!

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.

Infinity Ward 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.