Technical Animator (M/F/NB)

  • Bordeaux, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent has 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.

Ubisoft Bordeaux

Ubisoft Bordeaux works with passion on the biggest AAA's and aims to offer the best gaming experiences for our players. Today, our studio counts more than 300 talents from 15 different nationalities and is working on licenses such as Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil 2, but also on mobile games, as well as exciting technologies with Harbour team, our Ubisoft's online service group, and the Streaming team.

Here is an opportunity to join a stimulating, international, ambitious but friendly studio and work on our new, unannounced PVP Game!

Job Description

  • Develop and support to the highest quality: characters, facial, weapon, and specialized custom rigs in Maya and MotionBuilder.
  • Work closely with the animation team to define, create, and maintain animation pipelines.
  • Create custom tools and scripts to increase the productivity and efficiency for the animation team.
  • Provide technical support for the tools, engine and animation teams.
  • Communicate technical constraints and their rationales plus any other knowledge-sharing required.
  • Integration of the character, cinematic, and other animation related assets into the game engine.
  • Research and share knowledge of existing engines and animation packages within the industry.
  • Interact and collaborate with different teams (Art, Design, Code) to fulfill tasks according to production schedule and development needs.
  • Be proactive in identifying issues and creating efficient solutions.
  • Create and update state machines and blend trees
  • Interact with the other departments to better know the game engine possibilities in order to get the best animations possible while respecting the technical constraints 

Qualifications

 

  • Excellent technical knowledge of the main 3D softwares  – MotionBuilder a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of Human Anatomy
  • Good ability to teach and mentor.
  • Ability to write technical documentation.
  • Good capacity to communicate verbally as well as written.
  • Be adaptable, approachable and positive in the workplace.
  • Mathematical and logical mindset
  • Familiarity with geometric and numerical algorithms
  • Excellent knowledge of Python
  • Excellent knowledge of C#
  • Knowledge of C++ (be able to read and understand engine source code)
  • A passion for Videogame development.

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

Additional Information

Process:

  • Phone Interview
  • Interview with our internal teams
  • Final interview with the project manager

If your application is not retained, you will receive a negative answer. According to the sanitary measures related to COVID-19, all interviews will be held by visioconference and every employee can partially work from home.

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences, we value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status. All personal informations will be treated as confidential according to the Employment Equity act.

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