Senior Technical Animator [Cinematics]

May 31, 2024
Malmö, Sweden
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Massive Cinematics is an internal cinematics team at Massive that is focusing on delivering pre-rendered assets for game projects across Ubisoft. The assets are purposed either in games or as marketing assets by Ubisoft.  

We are looking for a Senior Technical Animator for our Cinematics team. You will be involved in innovating technical animation solutions daily within the cinematics department. This includes character rigging for both body and face, developing tools and pipelines, and enabling our animators to do their best possible work within both the mocap and keyframe spaces. Both for pre-rendered cinematics and real-time. You will play a big part in creating next-generation cinematics for many AAA projects, working with studios from across the globe.   

We're offering a permanent position in Malmö, Sweden, with the flexibility to work partially from home (up to two days a week) under our Flexible Workplace Policy. Please apply using English, our company's primary language.  

What you'll do  

  • Work with production teams to create the desired animation controls and qualities for objects and characters 
  • Tests and trouble shoot animation controls and adjusts as necessary throughout the production cycle 
  • Build and design a variety of advanced characters, creatures, vehicles, and props in Maya using in-house tools and pipelines  
  • Researching and keeping up to date with new rigging solutions to advance our pipeline and workflows to the next level  
  • Collaborating with the team to develop current and new tools, rig-modules, workflow, and plugins.  
  • Be ready for quick tweaks during production to fit the animators’ current needs   

What you’ll bring  

You are enthusiastic about games, animation, rigging, and the emerging technologies that surround them. You are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve visual quality, and what is behind it or the workflow to achieve it. You are open to developing your own and your wider teams' ideas and you constantly aspire to push your work to the highest possible level. It is also important that you have strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to share your knowledge with 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: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in art, engineering or equivalent experience 
  • Solid professional experience within technical animation or rigging from TV/Film or game cinematics 
  • Expert knowledge of Maya 
  • Strong understanding of Python   
  • Solid rigging experience for high profile VFX or animation projects  
  • Strong knowledge of human/ creature anatomies   
  • Expert knowledge of creature deformation and puppet rigging techniques 
  • Relevant demo-reel     
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills 
  • It is 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 do not have previous experience   
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and fostering strong collaboration with task stakeholders 

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment 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 employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown. 

You can also find a summary of the Massive Job Perks here.  

All your application information will be kept confidential according to EEO & GDPR guidelines.