Senior Animator


  • Remote  
    California, United States
    perm, remote  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    3 January 2023  
    Posted on
    3 November 2022  

Your Platform:

Toys for Bob, a collaborative team of stellar individuals that have inspired love, joy, and laughter through epic AAA entertainment for more than 30 years, is open to remote workOur passion for developing award-winning games with diverse genres includes the Crash Bandicoot, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Spyro, Skylanders, and Tony Hawk franchises. We are constantly evolving and support our growing employees to be as innovative as they can be. Toys for Bob’s experienced developers are looking for creative individuals ready to take on exciting and new projects. Join us!

Toys for Bob is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, visit us our website.

Your Mission:

As a Senior Animator, you will create both gameplay and cinematic animations for stylized animation projects. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of animation principles and familiarity with working in engine to support animated assets.

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

  • Work directly with the Lead, Animators, and Designers to identify and implement the animation needs of the game.
  • Plan, animate, implement and support complex animations.
  • Create outstanding gameplay and cinematic keyframe animation for stylized and cartoon projects.
  • Collaborate effectively with other teams, including art, design, and audio.
  • Manage day-to-day development issues, identify problems, and drive creative solutions to fix them.
  • Own animation sets and/or scenes.
  • Implement, review, and maintain animation assets delivered by outsourcing.

Player Profile:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years of animation experience in the game industry.
  • Broad knowledge of gameplay and cinematic keyframe animation.
  • Self-motivated and open to learning and expanding your knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills, time management, and work ethic.
  • Experience with Maya.

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience with camera animation, layout, and storyboarding.
  • Experience animating non-humanoid characters.
  • Experience with Unreal or similar game engines.
  • Passion for games.
  • Experience creating and editing stylized 1st and 3rd person animations.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. 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 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 innovative 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 video game 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.

Toys for Bob 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.