Technical 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 a Technical Animator, you will play a key role in the development and maintenance of the character pipeline and game performance. Working alongside the animators and the Art Technical Director, you will be supporting the engine and design team in facilitating an efficient production flow from Maya into Unity. Your technical skill and understanding will be part of helping to craft a believable world where characters come to life. You will be a problem solver and solution finder, with a passion for storytelling and immersive worlds.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include creating and maintaining animation and art pipelines, providing and maintaining detailed clear documentation whilst communicating effectively to the whole team. Creating rigs, tools and processes. Working and supporting the company core tech systems and working with the Art Director, Art Technical Director and programming team.

You will work alongside the animation team and character team in Maya and Unity to develop solutions and tools.

You will share knowledge, tools and experience across the team and company.

Qualifications

We are hoping to find a new team member who has worked within a similar role previously and who has shipped at least one title, ideally VR, as technical artist or animator. We are looking for someone who has proven examples of either C#, Python or Mel. Someone who has demonstrable experience of working with both hand animation and motion capture data and someone who has experience of time costing, strategizing and planning.

Previous experience with Confluence and Jira, or similar systems.

Excellent understanding and use of version control.

Location

As you may be working remotely, you will possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable and experienced working as part of a currently remote based company.

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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