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Senior Software Engineer, Animation - Unannounced Survival Game


Irvine, CA 07-21-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
We Want You

A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created.

If you're a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we'd love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It's going to be amazing, and we'd love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we'll build something big, bold, and beautiful.

We are seeking an Animation Engineer to help us build exciting characters and creatures to populate a new game world. In this position you will collaborate with talented engineers on a new game engine based on Entity Component Systems. You will work with an exceptional team of technical artists and animators to build state of the art workflows and simulations. The position involves a large degree of influence and ownership.

We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we're obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you're looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future!

COVID-19 Hiring Update:
We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

We need help with
• Defining and implementing a modern animation workflow
• Animation graphs, state machines, and retargeting
• Inverse kinematics, ragdoll, and secondary animation
• Animation networking and hit detection

What you are good at
• C++
• Data structures and algorithms
• Trigonometry and linear algebra
• Effective communication skills with developers of all technical skill levels

Extra awesome points for
• Multi-threading and optimization
• Networked game development
• Game physics
• Version control systems: Git, Perforce, or Subversion

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences ever. Join us!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9294z-35-172-223-251-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.