Destiny Senior Technical Animator



Bungie needs your help to push our animation to the next level.

We are looking for someone that is excited about the creative art of animation and the technical challenge of turning that animation into world class action gameplay. As a Senior Technical Animator, you will be involved in all aspects of production including the initial concept of character movement, the technical considerations of implementation, collaboration with other disciplines, and the creation of final animation. You will work with Bungie’s proprietary game engine to pioneer new gameplay experiences for our players. You will be the first line of support for our animation team to help unblock and empower them. Be a part of our team and let’s create new worlds together!


  • Create high quality production animation content and implement that content in a game engine
  • Collaborate with Animation, Design and Engineering to implement new animation systems
  • Collaborate with the Tech Art Team developing tools that support the animation pipeline
  • Provide desk side support for the animation team helping to resolve technical issues
  • Advise small teams on Animation pipeline best practices
  • Work with Animation Leadership and Art Direction to help set the quality bar for asset creation


  • In depth experience with animation systems in game engines
  • Strong understanding of game animation concepts like layering, blending, state machines, and playback
  • Knowledge of Maya Animation Pipelines
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Passion and desire to create great games
  • An understanding of animation principals and human anatomy


  • Python Scripting for Maya
  • Understanding of mo-cap workflows


  • Updated Resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Updated Portfolio / Demo Reel
    • Provide password if applicable
    • Tailor your portfolio to the specific job that you’re applying for
    • Portfolio breakdown: provide additional notes, references, explanations, etc.
Listed below is this role's base pay range within the greater Seattle area, 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. 

Bungie employees also receive: 
  • Annual Paid Time Off (PTO) and/or Sabbatical (SAB) based on position level  
    • L13-L15: 20 PTO days
    • L16-L17: 15 PTO days / 5 SAB days
    • L18+: 10 PTO days / 10 SAB days
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays each year
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked
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. 
Washington State Pay Range
$118,000—$145,000 USD
So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations

Date posted: 2023-01-03