(Closed) Senior Cinematic Technical Animator [Studio]
At Massive, we are currently looking for a passionate new Senior Cinematic Technical Animator. You will be part of driving the development related to technical animation for our Cinematics Department. You will influence the creation of next gen movies for AAA projects and collaborate with different game projects with Ubisoft studios across the globe. We’re looking for someone who wants to improve and create tools and pipeline development and push the limit for this area.
This is a permanent position based in Malmö, Sweden and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV, demo reel and message to the hiring manager / cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job-ad is posted.
- Closely collaborating with producers, leads, directors and other teams to push project quality
- Rigging and skinning of a variety of characters and gears
- Researching new rigging solutions to push our characters to the next level
- Collaborating with a team of technical animators to develop current and new rigging tools
- Contributing to the setup and improve the animation pipeline
You as a person:
You are a passionate gamer and an even more passionate Technical Animator. You have spent a lot of time playing benchmark titles on both PC and consoles. You are open to develop your own and on your wider teams' ideas and you constantly aspire to push your work to the highest possible level. This means that you're approachable, flexible and structured. You are inspired by new technology and clever solutions. You are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve visual quality, and what's behind it or the workflow to achieve it. It’s also important that you have strong verbal and written communication skills to be able to share your knowledge to the rest of the team and stakeholders. Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:
- Professional experience within technical animation from TV/Film or game cinematics
- Experience and strong knowledge in Maya and Python
- Facial rigging experience
- Relevant demo-reel
- It’s a bonus if you have previous experience in Houdini and MotionBuilder. To be relevant for this role we expect you to be interested in learning both even if you don’t have previous experience.
Good to know
As we aim to build a team that continuously pushes the boundaries of what’s possible within game development (and because we love to learn and grow from the people around us), we might ask you to do a practical test as a part of the recruitment process. We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you. Meanwhile, pleasecheck out the videos posted below and our employee perks here, to gain greater insight into life at Massive.
Longing to be part of a fun, creative and passionate workplace? We can offer you this and more in an open and friendly environment where you will work with some of the best craftsmen in the industry. Are you up for it? Come aboard for the ride!
Massive Entertainment is a premier producer of games and interactive entertainment for the global market. The studio is located in Malmö, Sweden and fully owned by Ubisoft Entertainment, the world’s third largest independent video game publisher. We are more than 650 people from 45+ different countries working together to produce major titles such as World in Conflict, Far Cry 3, Tom Clancy’s The Division and our latest Avatar Project.
We value diversity at Massive and promote a family-friendly culture and a gender-balanced work environment, where equal opportunities play a meaningful role in the day-to-day operations of our studio.
Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery.
At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create experiences and brands people will fall in love with.
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