Tech Animator (Rigger)

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Full-time

Company Description

Interested in working for an exciting company that is redefining the way people play video games? Interested in working for a world class company in a fun, and rewarding environment in Barcelona? Then Gameloft is the company for you!

About Gameloft

Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, two of which are featured in the “Top 10 Games by All-Time Worldwide Downloads” from App Annie. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Order & Chaos, Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Disney®, Marvel®, Hasbro®, Fox Digital Entertainment, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. Every month, 114 million unique users can be reached by advertisers in Gameloft games with Gameloft Advertising Solutions, a leading B2B offering dedicated to brands and agencies. Gameloft is a Vivendi company.

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About Gameloft Advertising Solutions

With a monthly audience of more than 113 million unique players and an inventory of 2.4 billion impressions, Gameloft Advertising Solutions offers advertisers a unique level of visibility and engagement. To date, Gameloft Advertising Solutions has delivered more than 3000 campaigns for prestigious brands such as Air France, Coca-Cola®, Ford, FOX™, Kellogg’s®, McDonalds, ©Netflix, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Unilever, in over 40 countries around the world (North America, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, etc.).

All trademarks referenced above are owned by their respective trademark owners.                                                                                                    

Our Barcelona studio is looking for a Technical Animator/ Character Technical Artist to join the team.

Job Description

As a Tech Animator in Gameloft, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with character artists and animators to create character setups for the in-game use.
  • Prototyping, innovation and application of new animation technologies; driving the development of the animation pipeline.
  • Tools development, training and documentation for the character team.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of in-game character animation technology: animation compression techniques, retargeting, animation blending/parametrization, IK , procedural animation.
  • Expert knowledge of rigging (body and facial) and skinning, in-game animation systems and methodologies.
  • Fluency in Max script and/or Python.
  • Experience working with multiple game engines.
  • High level of expertise with 3ds Max.
  • Good eye for character mesh flows and animation aesthetics.
  • Good communication skills, ability to clearly share complex technical information with programmers, animators, character artists and designers.

Assets:

  • Experience with using Autodesk’s gross-platform system with 3ds Max, Maya and MoBu.
  • Experience with leading game engine’s animation systems using state-machines, blend-trees; Unreal 4 Blueprints, Unity Animation System.
  • Experience with MoCap, performance capture processes and data manipulation.

Additional Information

Benefits:

  •  Permanent contract, full-time job and excellent Social Benefits.
  • The offer includes private health insurance, monthly ticket restaurant card, relocation assistance, a merit based salary progression system and a competitive initial salary package.
  • Career-development opportunities.
  • An exceptional, dynamic, demanding and motivating working environment within a fast growing company.
  • Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games.
  • Exceptional library of diverse games with broad distribution.
  • An international environment which offers daily contact with other countries & cultures.
  • Excellent local working conditions (quality of offices, geographical location of office in the center of Barcelona).
  • 25 days of annual paid leave.
  • Free Friday afternoon.
  • Free afternoon on your birthday.
  • Free coffee and free fruit every morning.
     

Why Join the World of Gameloft?

  • Because you want to be part of an exceptional experience within a company that is constantly growing!
  • Because you want to work with talented people who are industry pioneers!
  • Because you want to join a global company and meet great people around the world from all walks of life.
  • Or, just because you’re looking for a great place to work!

 

Interested applicants should complete their application uploading their CV along with the following sample work:

  • Documentation or demonstration of tools and pipelines developed to overcome past challenges.
  • Samples of character rigging setup in 3ds Max.
  • Samples of traditional fine art skills (animation demo reel, sketchbook drawings, paintings, etc.)

All qualified candidates will be asked to take a skills assessment test.

Want to know more? Please visit our Website: www.gameloft.com

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