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Destiny Senior Sandbox Animator

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We need you to help us bring in-game character performance to the next level. As a Senior Animator you will be involved in all aspects of production from the initial concept of character movement and technical considerations of implementation to collaboration with other art disciplines and the creation of final animation.  You will participate in the effort to concept and finalize spectacular hand-keyed in-game and captured animation for a variety of characters. You will support the animation team’s goals of efficient and aesthetic completion of tasks as well as participating in critique towards animation and the overall creative process.


  • Create high quality key-frame animations
  • Cost and triage Animation Tasks as part of a Agile Small Team
  • Work with the Art Director and Animation Lead to help set the quality bar for asset creation.
  • Collaborate with cross discipline peers in completing a specific experience.
  • Align with Animation Lead regarding schedule times, scope and creative direction for assets assigned to you.
  • Strive to optimize and enhance an effective animation pipeline while identifying workflow improvements
  • Help incorporate new tools and technologies into the pipeline used in your craft.
  • Exhibit, and be able to teach to other artists, an expertise in your craft.


  • Strong communication skills.
  • Desire to create world class games
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya, Max and other animation applications.
  • A strong understanding of Animation implementation as it pertains to Game Engines and Animation pipelines.
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and direction to other animators a plus
  • Understanding of mo-cap techniques a plus
  • An understanding of human and animal anatomy is an asset
  • Undergraduate degree or completion of a certificate program that provides an education in the fundamentals of art is preferred but not necessary.
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). 

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Bellevue Pay Range
$118,000$145,000 USD
Bungie full-time (non-contract) employees in the U.S. also receive:
  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked 

Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.

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