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Lead Animator - Treyarch Vancouver

Vancouver British Columbia V6A 4C4 Canada
9 days ago

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Lead Animator - Treyarch Vancouver

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Treyarch is looking for a world-class Lead Animator to help lead and inspire our First Person Gameplay team by collaborating, mentoring, and crafting the highest quality animations that fits within Treyarch’s Call of Duty style. You will also take part in pushing the boundaries of gameplay, storytelling, and technology. The ideal candidate is passionate about animation, gameplay, and has a strong understanding of animation principles, body mechanics, and experience in managing a team of animators.

A successful Lead Animator will bridge animation, engineering, and design to evaluate gameplay mechanics, potential issues with those mechanics, and deploy solutions. You must be highly organized, able to partner with production to ensure schedules and milestones are meet, have outstanding cross departmental communication skills, and be able to encourage the team to produce the highest quality of animations. While working with animation directors, you will help drive gameplay features and innovation, achieving groundbreaking AAA first-person animations. Additionally, this role would provide relevant input that would influence animation technology development, resources, and tool development.

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We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all 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.


Founded in 1996, Treyarch is a videogame studio whose purpose is to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. With this purpose in mind, we crafted the award winning Call of Duty: Black Ops series and pioneered the fan favorite Zombies mode.

At Treyarch, we empower the team to be individually driven to innovate on our games, processes, and culture. How we do things is just as important as what we do.

Studio culture and development, we believe it’s a team effort and that collaboration and hearing one another is key. Every day we face the large and small challenges together and every voice matters.

These values guide us in our mission to create moments that matter. Both to the players and to us, the creators. In an era where triumphs and defeats are readily shared, seeing players engage with our creations gives us great pride. Come help us create that next moment.

We are 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.

To learn more about our studio, please visit us at, on Facebook at, and @treyarch on Twitter.

PS, we’ve also got some pretty amazing office perks and benefits, like 20 vacation days and 16 holidays, 10 weeks of family leave, free lunches and snacks at our office, comprehensive healthcare, and more! Check out all the details here for more information:

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