Junior Maya Animator

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

Posted
November 23, 2021
Intern
United Kingdom
Remote
£10.85 per hour

Maze Theory is pushing the boundaries of interactive and immersive character-based story telling within VR. With our unique relationship with Oculus, we have access to some astonishing TV & film IP, whilst forging our own way with compelling in-house titles. With a management team of industry legends, working on established properties such as Peaky Blinders and Dr Who, Maze Theory is a really exciting place to be! 

As part of our steady growth plans, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Maya Animator to join us working on our VR, console and mobile titles.

Responsibilities

As a Junior Maya Animator your responsibilities would include working closely within the animation team and with the art director. You would also provide support to the wider team to develop immersive and compelling characters.

Qualifications

We are looking for a Junior Maya animator who has experience animating in Maya, some understanding of skinning and rigging in Maya & some experience or knowledge of using motion capture data.  

  • You should have a keen interest in VR and immersive story telling as well as a drive to push boundaries. You should also have a drive to learn and improve, to test limits and experiment.
  • Some knowledge of animation pipelines (ideally Unity, but not essential).
  • Pro-active and self-motivated, able to work as part of a small team as well as individually. Working knowledge of Unity 3D or similar game engine.

Location

The expectation of Maze Theory is that you will work remotely, alongside the rest of the art and development team, with the future option of working in our London office once the guidance allows.

How to Apply

Kickstart is a Government scheme aimed to help support young people back into work after the economic effects of the pandemic. The Job Placements are only available for Universal Credit claimants aged 16 to 24 and out of education who are referred to employers by their respective Work Coaches.

In order to apply you should:

  1. Complete this form
  2. Get in touch with your work coach (reference postal code EC1N 7RJ to receive a referral

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About Maze Theory

We are a restless team of digital creatives, tirelessly seeking out new ideas that will push the boundaries of player imagination. We draw on our vast experience in animation, games development, film production and storytelling to produce the best immersive experiences.

Groundbreaking tech is not our only goal – our main focus is on redrawing the lines of storytelling and creating truly immersive entertainment.

To tell better stories and create inclusive experiences we welcome everyone, especially from under-represented people in our industry whose stories aren’t told often enough.

At Maze Theory your race, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, mental health, pregnancy, marital status or your family status, are all aspects of who you are, and they deserve our consideration and recognition.

About Our Games

Doctor Who: The Edge Of Reality reimagines The Edge Of Time for consoles and PC, with brand-new gameplay, new monsters and new worlds to explore. Wield the sonic screwdriver on a quest to save the universe, guided by the Thirteenth Doctor, voiced by Jodie Whittaker, who is this time joined by the Tenth Doctor, voiced by David Tennant.

Step into a thrilling epic gangster drama & immerse yourself in the gritty Criminal underworld of the Peaky Blinders. A narrative driven action adventure featuring legendary characters, including Tommy Shelby, Arthur Shelby and Polly Gray, and set in iconic locations such as The Garrison pub and Charlie’s Yard. The game will feature authentic player and character interactions driven by new enhanced AI performance technology.

You can view more of our projects on our website.

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