Lead Animator

Posted on 5/24/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops social mobile gaming experiences

Consumer Software

Compensation Overview

$110k - $130kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity

Senior, Expert


Required Skills
Adobe Photoshop
  • 5+ years experience in games, 2-3+ years in a Lead or Manager position
  • Proficient people management skills
  • Knowledge of all stages of game development on multiple projects
  • Expert level communication and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience of planning and managing delivery within the discipline
  • Experience with game engines (Unity)
  • Significant software experience in: Maya, Unity, Photoshop, Perforce, Git
  • Produce high quality animations with both motion captured and hand-keyed frames
  • Assist in building strong animation foundations and uphold standards
  • Lead a small animation team with excellent planning and task scheduling
  • Coach and mentor team members to develop professional skills
  • Support the Outsource pipeline with feedback and planning assistance
  • Demonstrate high understanding of how animation supports gameplay and narrative
  • Plan, deliver, document, and adjust/improve complex animation motion graphs

Zynga is a leading developer in interactive entertainment, specializing in mobile social gaming with a portfolio of games that are widely popular worldwide. This company excels in creating games that not only engage but also connect millions of users daily, making it an exciting workplace for those interested in innovative game design and development. The focus on accessible and social-oriented gaming within a collaborative and dynamic environment provides a unique opportunity for professionals looking to impact the global gaming community.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Compensation - Competitive salary, performance bonuses, opportunities for equity participation, retirement/pension savings support programs

Health - Medical, Dental, Vision covered for employees with participation for employees eligible dependents as well as Disability and life insurance program

Family - Generous parental leave for birth parents, partners and adoptive families. Infertility support, emergency child care and flexible time-off policies

Wellness - Gym benefits, wellness programs, employee assistance programs and generous time-off policies

Food - Food and snacks made in-house or delivered, healthy snack kitchens with drinks and treats, coffee bars, regular social gatherings and happy hours

Work & Life - Flexible time-off policies (DTO), office rest areas, gaming spaces, employee discounts and more

Transit Benefits - Shuttle service in select locations, commuter/parking benefits, secure bicycle storage, business travel assistance

Resource Groups - Women at Zynga (WAZ), zCares charitable giving, zParents, zEndurance adventure club, BZU, zPride LGBTQ+ inclusion and belonging