Job Title: ML Graphics Simulation Engineer
Requisition ID: R021015
This is an especially exciting time to be at Activision, a period of outstanding change and ambition throughout the organization! Activision Central Tech (or “CT”) is a global, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting the technological needs of our games. We work alongside Activision studios around the world to build the most compelling entertainment experiences ever seen.
Join our Central Tech Graphics R&D team and help them build the future of our in-game graphics and content creation technology. You will work on the development of a cloud-based physics simulation and multi-model ML simulation training pipeline for delivering robust cloth simulation for a core variety of human characters wearing military and civilian clothing. You will also work closely with our engine developer to develop high performance in-engine implementations of neural and physics based simulation models and integrate them into our production content creation workflow.
MS. in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Data Science, Statistics, or other quantitative field·
8+ years of production or real time graphics software development experience.
Deep expertise in C++ and high performance programming.
Experience with off-line or real time cloth simulation engines, C++, Python, Maya/Houdini.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Track record of peer-reviewed work presented at leading industry conferences or show-cased in shipped games/films or open source projects.
Experience with real time game engine desired.
Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!
Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty® and Crash BandicootTM. Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe.
Activision Blizzard is one of the world’s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.
The video game 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.
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 .
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $155,500.00 – $287,876.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.