Lead Gameplay Animator

May 22, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Lead Gameplay Animator

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Job Description:

Elsewhere Entertainment is looking for a Lead Gameplay Animator to join the development of a new IP. 
You will become part of a tight-knit team that prides itself on creating in-game and cinematic animations that are complex and believable. You will help lead shot assignments or animation tasks that contribute to furthering understanding of character and/or action and advance the emotional and gameplay goals of the project.


As a leader on the project, you’ll help take the studio and our game from great to even better—with a focus on inclusivity, mutual respect (for ourselves and our players), thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration.  
You’ll help us by… 

  • Using traditional animation fundamentals to craft game motions that range from stylized to hyper-realistic. 

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of camera animation and cinematic framing, as well as shot continuity and facial animation. 

  • Respond well to feedback and be willing to iterate multiple times to achieve the polish level we need to deliver AAA titles. 

  • Troubleshoot tool implementations and suggest workflow improvements to increase team efficiency and creativity. 


You’re awesome because you have… 

  • 7+ years Professional Animation experience (or some combination of applicable training and experience) 

  • 1 or more shipped AAA game title credit  

  • Knowledge of cinematic and motion capture editing and cleanup  

  • Strong animation fundamentals with a focus on human movement (timing, weight, balance)  

  • Ability to adapt to new tools and tech

  • Fluent in Maya  

  • Strong problem-solving skills both technical and cross-department  

  • Ability to mentor Junior Animators  

  • Ability to think philosophically about character movement 

Bonus points for… 

  • An understanding of character creation (modeling, texturing, and rigging) is a bonus.  

  • An interest in participating in live previs shoots to help clarify tone, choreography, and pacing for mocap actors. 

  • Experience with Gameplay Animation and/or leading a content focused team in AAA games 

  • Major recognition in your field of work 

  • Experience in adjacent disciplines such as quest design, environment art, programming, etc 


Not sure you meet all the 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, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. 

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At Activision, we strive to create the most iconic brands in gaming and entertainment. We’re driven by our mission to deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for the world to enjoy, together. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™, and Guitar Hero®. As a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and products, our “press start” is simple: delight hundreds of millions of players around the world with innovative, fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences.


We’re not just looking back at our decades-long legacy; we’re forging ahead to keep advancing gameplay with some of the most popular titles and sophisticated technology in the world. We have bold ambitions to create the most inclusive company as we know our success comes from the passionate, creative, and diverse teams within our organization. 


We’re in the business of delivering fun and unforgettable entertainment for our player community to enjoy. And our future opportunities have never been greater — this could be your opportunity to level up. 


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