Lead Cinematic Designer

Apr 25, 2024
Boston, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

We're excited to announce an opportunity at our new office in Boston for a talented Lead Cinematic Designer. This role is part of our team working on Project Orion - the follow-up to Cyberpunk 2077 and the next major video game in the Cyberpunk franchise. Our Cinematics Team focuses on crafting highly interactive cinematic sequences using animation libraries and motion capture, creating a unique fusion of film and game.

You will be the driving force behind growing and maintaining an effective team of like-minded individuals, providing feedback, and nurturing the development of team members.

If you're as passionate about cinema as you are about narrative design and feel as comfortable with a camera as you do with visual scripting, then this is the position for you.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Leading the team to complete tasks on time and with high quality, and assisting team members in following and maintaining pipelines and technical requirements.
  • Creating scenes with excellent pacing, acting, cinematography, editing, and timing.
  • Working closely with the Cinematic Director to help design a unique scene system and establish cinematic vision.
  • Guiding team members to effectively utilize Unreal Technology.
  • Motivating and energizing the team members.
  • Fostering a team culture that reflects the company’s values and goals.
  • Making employment decisions.
  • Proven experience as a Manager or Lead.
  • Deep understanding of what creates great storytelling and how to use means of expression to create coherent and memorable interactive scenes and sequences.
  • Experience with narrative design and interactive storytelling, using visual scripting. 
  • Perfect understanding of acting including posing and timing.
  • Great knowledge of cinematography and editing.
  • Minimum 8 years of AAA games development experience (doing long-form projects from inception to completion), with at least 3 in a leading role.
  • Self-motivated team player.
  • Experience in using game engines: Unreal (preferably), Unity, Godot, REDkit etc.
  • Technical problem-solving.
  • Quick to adapt to company proprietary software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Nice to have

  • Genuine interest in the genre.
  • Experience with MotionBuilder/Maya.
  • Experience working with animation
  • Experience with MotionBuilder.

This job requires working in Boston, US.
Working mode: in-office in a hybrid or full-time capacity. 

Health & Well-being

  • Company paid medical healthcare (dental vision & mental).
  • Paid Leave — 20 days of holiday for every team member per year (26 days after two years).
  • No dress-code — we like to keep it casual.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement.

Perks & Professional Growth

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Trainings, lectures and courses — internal workshops, knowledge-sharing initiatives, online tutorials, and e-learning classes are all available. There’s always something to learn!
  • Merch — gifts for newborn rebels and regular chances to nab some cool swag!
  • A welcome pack filled with goodies — to help you feel right at home once you join the team.

Life in the Office

  • Dog-friendly office — dog owner? Bring your pooch with you and look after them while working! There’s always a furry friend or two to meet at the studio.
  • Truly international working environment — a chance to meet and work with a diverse selection of people from all around the world.

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