Full Time Job

Expert Facial Technical Artist

Infinity Ward

Woodland Hills, CA 06-19-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
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.

Infinity Ward is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at, on Facebook at, and @InfinityWard on Twitter.

Your Mission

As a Senior Facial Technical Artist, you will help us design and advance our world-class facial animation tools suite that has been used to bring our actors facial performance to live with highly realistic animations.

The ideal candidate should have experience with fully realizing facial performance for games, film, or other media, with a solid understanding of all aspects needed throughout the pipeline, such as data acquisition and photogrammetry, facial deformation, rigging and skin & eye shaders. We are looking for someone who is passionate about bridging the gap between the creative animation teams and technical engineering teams to collaborate on ownership in achieving the best possible results on screen for our audience, and for the effectiveness of our development workflow and pipeline. If you're looking for the right environment to take your skills to the next level and work in a team with some of the best in the industry, then Infinity Ward 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:
• Help drive tech solutions for quality and workflow forward to achieve world class results for our players.
• Translate visual and performance goals into actionable tools, pipeline, and runtime needs.
• Understanding the current technologies in play to get the best out of them.
• Helping to build the pipeline to work on a large scale.
• Advising and researching new and emerging technologies and how they can be applied.
• Communicating and collaborating with internal teams to implement new technologies.
• Working alongside engineers and artists to help realize the creative vision of a performance.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• 10 +years of working with technologies under faces in games, film, or a similar field
• Working understanding of facial animation and scanning pipelines
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
• Excellent Maya technical skills
• Strong knowledge of Python
• Good knowledge of shaders
• Team player with great communication skills
• Passion for games

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.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting

In the US, the standard base pay range for this role is $46.73 - $86.49 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all US locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role's range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1mznm-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $46.73 to $86.49 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
Infinity Ward

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.