Do you love imbuing digital characters with poise and dynamism? Do you enjoy collaborating closely with creative talent and industry veterans? Would you like to help Bungie create our next enduring game?

As a Senior Animation Engineer at Bungie, you will collaborate with animators and other artists to build the animation technology that brings Marathon’s simulated combatants to life. You will help drive the future of Bungie’s animation workflow and content pipeline, you will architect systems for new kinds of locomotion and interactions, and you will empower our content creators to bring even more depth and variety to the creatures that inhabit Marathon’s evolving living world. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, talented, and energetic team invested in creating a new, world-class gaming experience.


  • Learn, extend, and maintain character animation systems and tooling in C++ with some C#
  • Learn the needs and workflows of animators and other artists to develop improvements
  • Collaborate daily with a cross-disciplinary team to translate goals into actionable plans
  • Work directly with customers to triage, prioritize, and provide time estimates for feature requests
  • Provide craft mentorship and share subject matter expertise to other engineers


  • Build and maintain production-quality C++
  • Proficiency in 3D math, algorithms, and contemporary animation techniques
  • Autonomously navigate complicated systems to make improvements and upgrades
  • Effectively communicate with artists of different technical backgrounds to help them navigate technology and achieve their goals

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.

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
$162,000$191,000 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 members of certain underrepresented groups 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 who are located outside of a Bungie approved state or province will need to establish residency in an approved state or province within 45 days of their 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.

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