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Senior Cinematics Engineer

Santa Monica, CA

Activision Central Tech works to support our development studios and their titles. Comprised of seven main teams, we have many specialties including big data, privacy and security, motion capture and animation pipeline technologies, graphics, build and infrastructure for studio development and data centers, optimization, systems programming and online services including matchmaking and networking. Central Tech is distributed globally with offices across the U.S., and in Canada, England, Ireland and Japan.


Most of our teams are comprised of both engineering and research talent, allowing us to always have an eye on the future. Our talented engineers help with title development and provide valuable knowledge sharing between studios while our researchers are action-oriented and keep a strong connection with the needs of the game studios.


Central Tech is part of Activision. To learn more about us and our research, please visit us at https://research.activision.com/.


Your Mission

We are looking for a Senior Cinematics Engineer with an eye for detail and passion for helping to build the technology behind our biggest games. This is a great opportunity to work alongside some of the most forward-looking technologists in the industry, and to be part of a team that defines and shapes the technology of our upcoming Call of Duty titles.


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

  • Engage with content and engineering teams across our studios to deliver cutting-edge cinematic experiences for our games.
  • Develop robust solutions for synchronization of cinematics in both single and multi-player game environments.
  • Provide support and new feature development across tools, pipeline and engine code.
  • Collaborate with different engineering departments to target the highest possible visual and audio fidelity.


Player Profile 

Experience

  • 5+ years of game development experience.
  • Experience working as part of a large team within a complex codebase.


Knowledge & Skills <Best practice is 3 bullets, max of 5>

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent C/C++ programming, debugging and optimization skills.


Key Attributes

  • Experience working as part of a large team within a complex codebase.
  • Keen interest in, or direct experience working on, game animation or cinematics systems.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


Extra Points:

Experience

  • Experience developing for game consoles.
  • Credited on 1 or more AAA game titles.
  • Experience with client/server game engines.


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 innovate 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 videogame 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.


Activision 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.


Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! 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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.


In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 - $186,754.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. 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.

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