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Sledgehammer Games, award winning developer of multiple titles in the Call of Duty franchise, is looking for dedicated developers to join our studio as founding members of our Foster City team, based just south of San Francisco. This group will partner with our teams in Melbourne, Toronto, and the UK in the creation of epic content for some of the biggest games in the world. This is an opportunity to help grow and shape a AAA team from the ground up, adding new skills to your armory while gaining the unique satisfaction that only comes from building something brand new. Join us on our quest to maintain and improve a healthy and inspiring studio culture! At Sledgehammer Games, we recently entered our second decade of game development, focused on constant evolution, innovation and qualified risk-taking. With world-class content production and engineering teams, we've been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we're looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting new projects. Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision.

Your Mission

As a Weapons Animator you will be expected to create high fidelity 1st person animations that align to our pursuit of ultimate player immersion. This Immersion is achieved with Animations that mirror their real-world counterparts, including Weapon-Handling, Hand-to-Hand Combat and Locomotion. The ability to identify and complete the "feel" the project instructs, is the prime directive. You will be joining our Passionate and Dedicated team of Animators who continue pushing our standards of quality and drive that echo throughout our studio. If you're looking for the right environment to display and master your talents, then Sledgehammer Games is the place for you! Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities: Use hand-keyed techniques to create high-fidelity 1st person weapon animations that are used to portray player intent Implement and maintain animations using proprietary tools within our game engine Communicate and collaborate with internal and external departments to complete tasks

  • Use Hand-Keyed Techniques to create high-fidelity 1st person Weapon, Hand-to-Hand, Locomotion and Misc. Animations that are used to portray Player intent

  • Implement and maintain Animations, using Proprietary Tools within our Game Engine

  • Communicate and collaborate with internal and external depts to complete tasks

Player Profile Minimum Requirements:

  • +2 years of Game Development experience

  • A strong passion for Animation, video games, and the entertainment it encourages and draws from

  • A strong ability for Hand-Keyed Animation

  • Maya Animation experience

  • Ability to take tasks to completion with high fidelity

  • Collaborative ability to work with multiple people and disciplines to complete tasks

  • 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

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.

Sledgehammer Games 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.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

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