Lead 3D Animator

Novaquark,Posted 4 months ago


Full time

€45.000 - €55.000 / Year

Remote, Canada, United States, Paris

Founded in 2014, Novaquark is a video game studio based in Paris and Montreal. We are dedicated to bringing together people from all over the world to bring worlds they have created themselves to life.

Our proprietary voxel technology is at the heart of this vision. Our first game, Dual Universe, is a stunning showcase of what our new generation of voxels can achieve. It allows players to unleash their creativity and build incredible buildings, machines, and vehicles of all shapes and sizes, as well as breathtaking virtual works of art, without the need to be a professional designer.

Dual Universe was nominated for a Pegasus Award in the 'Best Technological Innovation' category in 2023.

And we're just getting started! We're working on several games across different genres that use the power of our voxel technology along with tried-and-tested engines like Unreal 5.

For more information on Novaquark and Dual Universe

The NQ way:

  • We prioritize results rather than seniority.

  • We work from anywhere.

  • We come as we are.

  • We go where no other game has gone: we started with Dual Universe, and we are all game creators, pushing innovation and creativity.

  • We leverage all technologies (Unreal engine, procedural, AI, UGC, data, server, voxel...) because we love, as a team, to do more with the power available at our fingertips.

  • And we believe it is a transmission of the future. Inclusion, innovation, progression. The future will tell us if we are right.

Regarding our rituals, we have "Weekly Team Games" (optional) every Monday allowing you to play online with other Novaquarkians if you wish, and a meeting every 3 weeks (mandatory) on Monday to communicate the progress of our internal projects. Newsletters are regularly sent internally to inform about the progress of our 3 games!

In Paris, our premises are located in the 3rd arrondissement near the Arts et Métiers metro station on Beaubourg Street. When you come on-site, you can enjoy a multitude of various and varied restaurants, there is something for everyone!

In Montreal, we work in a coworking space, and the studio is set to grow!

Novaquark is committed to fighting all forms of discrimination. The position is open to all profiles.

What are you working on?
  • At what stage of the project(s)? Project at the idea
  • Genres: Adventure, Action
  • Platforms: PC, Console
Team size and structure?


For which tasks (responsibilities)?

Why do we need a Lead 3D Animator

We’re working on the development of three games (A to AAA) across multiple genres, ranging from racing to action/adventure. Each project offers a unique gaming experience, and you’ll be focusing on our action/adventure project.

  1. Leading the Animation Team: You will direct and develop the animation team using Blender (mandatory to already have professional experience with it) and Unreal Engine 5, balancing project delivery with mentoring your team. Must have resilience in working under pressure to meet the challenges of game development.

  2. Technical Execution and Creativity: Oversee the creation of game prototypes and digital art, ensuring innovative solutions for technical and creative challenges. Must be adept in animation pipelines and rigging.

  3. Streamline Communication: Serve as a key liaison, ensuring fluid collaboration across teams and departments. You must bring strong communication skills and adaptability to production changes.

  4. Quality and Innovation: Uphold exceptional animation quality within tight deadlines. Prioritize continuous learning in Blender and Unreal Engine 5 to enhance your team’s capabilities.

  5. Team Dynamics and Professional Growth: Foster a positive environment, encouraging a healthy working environment for your team and the progression of junior animators with clear, constructive feedback.

Your future team

You will join a project with 40 people (Gameplay Programmers, Designers, Artists, etc.) and you will Lead the animation team. The team is set to grow in the future!

Your future manager will be Jérémie VALERIUS, our Art Director.Jérémie has over 15 years of experience in video games, based in Montreal. He has been Associate Artistic Director and Senior Concept Artist on franchises like Dead by Daylight and Star Citizen. He specializes in defining a clear and effective artistic vision through attention to detail and clear artistic direction documents, providing you with all the tools and resources you’ll need to achieve the production teams' objectives.

What kind of professional are we looking for?

Your future impact

Players: The Lead 3D Animator crafts immersive visuals with Blender and Unreal Engine 5, elevating the player experience in our AAA action/adventure game.

Game: Your focus on innovation and quality sets new standards for visuals and gameplay, boosting the game's success.

Internal Teams: Enhanced communication and a positive work culture foster seamless collaboration and accelerate development.

Join us as a Lead 3D Animator and seize the unique opportunity to build your team from the ground up, playing a pivotal role in the creation of a future AAA game that promises an original story and environment, where your vision and leadership will shape the future of immersive gaming.

What are the conditions and bonuses?

Key information

  • Type of contract: Permanent or Freelance

  • Availability: ASAP (If you are available in 3 months, do not hesitate to apply !)

  • Location: Paris or Montreal

  • Compensation and Benefits (France):

    💸 45k€-55k€ (+ depending on profile)

    🌍 Full remote possible

    🏖️ 25 paid holidays + 11 RTT

    🍴 Lunch vouchers via Swile

    🩺 Health insurance via Alan, 100% covered

    💵 Referral bonus of 600€

  • Compensation and Benefits (Canada):

    💸 100k$CAD-120k$CAD (+ depending on profile)

    🌍 Full remote possible

    🏖️ 20 paid holidays

    🩺 Premium health insurance

    💰 Opening of a retirement savings account after the probationary period

    💵 Referral bonus of 900$

The selection process

Recruitment process

1. First conversation (20 min) by phone with Arthur (Recruiter): To learn more about your experience, interests, the role, and Novaquark.

2. Technical interview (45 min) via video call with Eric (Lead 3D Artist) and Armando (Senior Rigger): To assess your technical skills.

3. Hiring Manager interview (45 min) via video call with François (Senior Producer/Project Manager) and Jérémie (Art Director): to meet your future manager and explore your leadership capacity

4. C-Level interview (45 min) via video call with Nouredine (CEO): To share the vision of Novaquark and its projects

5. Job offer (10 min) by phone with Arthur: If both of us are satisfied with the application, we’ll move on to the next step in the recruitment process.

Throughout the entire recruitment process, Arthur will ensure follow-up and coordination. Do not hesitate to send your portfolio in addition to your CV to showcase your creations!


Company type: product, indie, other

Employees: 51-200

Platforms: PC, Console

Genres: Adventure, Racing


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