Senior/Lead 3D Animator

Ubisoft Ukraine,Posted 1 month ago

Senior

Full time

Negotiable

Remote, Kyiv

Ubisoft’s 19,000 professionals, working across more than 30 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity company that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and community can thrive and express themselves. With our Ubisoft Corporate Social Responsibility team, we work with and for our players, helping to create original and memorable gaming experiences that go beyond entertainment to enrich lives. Beside this, at Ubisoft, we are committed to making our own active contribution to a better environment through green initiatives and global carbon neutrality. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting-edge technologies, pushing the boundaries of entertainment and Play Green, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown. 

Read more about our commitment to social impact here - https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/company/social-impact.  

As a 3D Graphics programmer, you will work on rendering tech that drives Ubisoft's graphics engines.

We are looking for a solutions-oriented Senior or Lead Animator to join us to play a significant role in shaping the team and animation style for our AAA game with the major focus on prototyping, creation and integration of 3D animation content in line with the creative direction, technology and quality benchmarks of the project.

What are you working on?
  • The name of the project(s): Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
For which tasks (responsibilities)?
  • Support and drive AAA quality standards for the animation team;

  • Work with Directors and Production Management team on animation style and quality expectations;

  • Create, prioritize, assign, and regularly follow up on tasks and the advancement of the team’s work with regards to deliverables;

  • Represent the team;

  • Deliver work in accordance with the artistic direction of the project;

  • Work alongside the other departments and disciplines to understand both the Design and the Engine limitations and deliver the best functional animations possible;

  • Animate characters, cameras or objects used for real time or pre-calculated sequences;

  • Integrate animations to the game while ensuring technical constraints are met;

  • Deliver animatic and quick draft animation to proof idea;

  • Produce final, high-quality animation from scratch, pre-designed draft or motion capture footage;

  • Participate in the creation and realization of in-game animations as well as of cinematic sequences;

  • Follow the quality standards, the aspects of the game wanted as well as the respect of the deadlines;

  • Share his/her experience and help the less experienced members of the team.

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • Knowledge of a 3d package — Maya, MotionBuilder, 3DS Max

  • Enthusiasm and desire to work in the game development industry;

  • Have a good understanding of animation principles — timing, weight and staging;

  • Experience in keyframing executing convincing, realistic, well-timed animations;

  • Nice to have understanding of motion capture technique and mo-cap data processing knowledge;Nice to have rigging skills, understands all aspects of character rigging and skinning;

  • English - Upper-Intermediate or higher.

What is important for us in a person?
  • Critical analysis and problem-solving;

  • Self-motivated with proactive attitude to improve own qualifications;

  • Open to receive and act on constructive criticism;

  • Ability to learn game engine tools and pipeline;

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in the context of given timescales and quality requirements.

Why do we enjoy working here?

JOIN OUR TEAM AND THRIVE WITH THESE PERKS:

Health & Wellness:

· Comprehensive Healthcare: From premium health insurance that includes gym memberships to psychological assistance programs. We prioritize your well-being and ensure you have the best care.

· Wellness Initiatives: Engage in mindfulness sessions and participate in a variety of well-being activities. Free bicycles are also available for convenient commuting and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

· Snacks Options: Start your day right with breakfast options provided in the office, including dietary accommodations to suit your needs. Additionally, we offer a selection of healthy snack options in the office to support your overall wellness.

Community Engagement:

· Social Responsibility Initiatives: Participate in our social responsibility initiatives, contributing to meaningful change in our communities and fostering a sense of purpose beyond the workplace. Ubisoft grants you additional time-off to contribute to a good cause.

Fun & Relaxation:

· Ubisoft Connect: We set you up with a full list of Ubisoft titles added directly to your Ubisoft Connect account on PC and keep growing your collection with every new release.

· Office Celebrations: Join in various office celebrations, game release festivities, run marathons, after-work events, fostering a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture.

· Recreational Breaks: Take refreshing breaks with recreational activities like table tennis, board games, and video games available in our vibrant office environment. Dive into our Ubi-library stocked with games, board games, and books for leisure and relaxation during your rests.

By offering these comprehensive benefits, we strive to create an environment where employees can thrive both personally and professionally, supported by a range of opportunities for well-being, growth, and community engagement.

What are the conditions and bonuses?

Work-Life Balance:

· Generous Time Off: Enjoy 20 working days of annual vacation along with additional time-off for volunteering, maternity/paternity and special occasions. Need an extended break? You can also take a sabbatical or long-term leave.

· Flexible Work Arrangements: Embrace a hybrid work setup that allows for flexibility and work-life balance.

Professional Growth:

· Training & Development: Access training programs tailored to your professional growth and advance by attending English and French language classes. Explore development opportunities to expand your skills and boost your career in the dedicated Ubisoft learning platform and by accessing the global knowledge base.

· Career development plan: Define your career goals and get a clear picture of your growth plan and opportunities.

· Leadership program: Participate internal program that covers all key managerial skills and competencies and maximum adjusted to Ubisoft business reality: focus on applying theory to practice.

Workplace Comfort & Tech Support:

· Contemporary Office Environment: Work in a modern office space equipped with sports facilities, Fun Hub and shelter.

· IT Support: Work with cutting-edge technologies and recent hardware supported by our IT team, ensuring smooth operation on your machine(s) and comfortable work arrangements.

· Home Office Setup: Ensure your comfort and productivity with essential home setups provided while WFH, including peripherals and ergonomic chairs.

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experience. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities. 

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Challenge accepted?

The selection process

HR Interview
Manager Interview
Technical Interview with Animation Director
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Company type: product

Employees: 501-1000

Platforms: PC, Mobile, iOS, Console

Genres: Action, Adventure, Racing, Role-playing, Simulation, Strategy, Music / Rhythm, Sports, Shooter, Arcade, Educational

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