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Lead Narrative Animator

Posted on 6/27/2024

PlayStation Global

PlayStation Global

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs and markets gaming consoles and accessories

Consumer Software

Compensation Overview

$148.4k - $222.6kAnnually

+ Bonus

Senior, Expert

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Art, Graphics & Animation
Required Skills
  • 5+ years working in AAA game development with successfully shipped titles
  • 2+ years leading animation teams
  • Expert understanding of the fundamental tools of visual storytelling via animation, staging, performance, and cinematography
  • Experience with both keyframe and motion capture animation techniques
  • Strong creative sensibilities and an ability to communicate clear visual goals to colleagues across disciplines and experience levels
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to identify issues and manage them to successful resolutions
  • Expert in Maya with strong technical capability in animation pipelines
  • Partner with the Animation Director and other Animation Leads to establish and realize the vision for animation at the studio
  • Lead and mentor an experienced team of animators, provide guidance and feedback on their work, and uphold the studio’s commitment to high standards
  • Unify feedback and creative direction from stakeholders and translate into actionable plans for the team
  • Ensure that the animation team’s deliverables are of the highest possible quality, achieve the project’s creative goals, and are technically performant
  • Partner with Producers and Leads to define clear targets, prioritize tasks, and guide the project’s execution plans
  • Collaborate with engineers and technical artists to identify potential improvements to animation pipelines and processes, and partner with stakeholders across departments to drive progress
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of motion capture performance sessions
  • Demonstrate a daily commitment to nurturing a positive and inclusive team culture

Working at PlayStation offers the opportunity to be part of a leading company in the gaming industry, renowned for its cutting-edge technology like haptic feedback and 4K HDR visuals. Employees are immersed in a culture of innovation and excellence that pushes the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. Contributing to a globally recognized brand that consistently delivers high-quality, immersive gaming experiences, ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Foster City, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings

Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching

Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events