Junior Animator

Animation · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Animation
Employment Type Permanent - Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

ABOUT US: Archiact Interactive is a Vancouver-based Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Studio that develops new and unique ways for people to play games and interact with each other. We partner with IP holders, large publishers, and tech brands to create and deliver immersive, high-end game experiences across multiple platforms with a special focus on building new tools for cutting edge emerging technology.


OUR GAMES: Recent titles include DOOM 3: VR Edition (on PSVR), FREEDIVER: Triton Down (on PC, PSVR and Oculus Quest), and MARVEL: Dimension of Heroes (a smartphone-powered Superhero experience built for Lenovo Mirage AR). We are currently in the early stages of several new and highly innovative projects with prominent industry partners and are searching for the best and the brightest to help us transform the world of VR and AR game development. Interested? Read on.


OUR VALUES: At Archiact, diversity is developed and directed by our employees. Inclusion is the way we show our commitment to this core value. Diversity in all areas of our workforce helps us build innovative and immersive experiences that are accessible to everyone. From our community to our games, we are committed to respecting the rights and self-determination of all people. Our goal is simple: we seek to build a diverse team, and to nurture a safe, inclusive work environment where our teammates, especially those who are marginalized, can thrive. At Archiact, equity, diversity, and inclusivity is more than a statement, it is a core value which we continually strive to uphold through our words and our actions. We do not see that commitment as a milestone to be passed, but as a constant, ever-evolving process to be actively pursued, reviewed, and improved upon.


ROLE OVERVIEW: We are looking for a full-time, permanent Junior Animator to join our team on an incredibly exciting new project. You will be part of a small team of AAA vets who believe that VR’s time is now and want to make the next big VR game event. You are responsible for ensuring all assets are authored and implemented in the appropriate manner while maintaining the visual quality that the project is striving for.  This role is for anyone that is looking to start in the industry or for those who are looking for something new and want to grow as animators. We are a Vancouver-based studio but are happy to consider candidates from all over Canada to work remotely. 


ABOUT YOU: You enjoy working in a close-knit and collaborative team with a wide range of skill sets. You are an effective communicator, well-balanced and inspiring to work with. You are dedicated to continuing learning the craft of animation, are familiar with the latest tools and techniques and enjoy the creative problem-solving process. You thrive in teams and are open to taking on new challenges. You live to raise the quality bar and passionately care about the final game experience and how you can contribute to it.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Animation Director, Animators and Technical Animators, to establish the creative, quality and performance bar for the animation team, creating character performances and gameplay oriented animations.  
  • Create high quality content utilizing both motion capture data and keyframe animation.  
  • Collaborate with different departments to create dynamic user-centric experiences. 
  • Troubleshoot and solve animation issues while organizing and prioritizing animation tasks.


REQUIREMENTS:


MUST HAVE: 

  • 0 - 1+ years of game dev experience and 1 shipped title (AAA and/or VR experience a plus). This can include an Internship, Co-op and/or Work Placement.
  • A showreel / portfolio demonstrating your skills.   
  • Have an understanding of Unreal Engine or similar engine packages, Maya and MotionBuilder. 
  • Knowledge of gameplay mechanics and systems. 
  • Good facial animation skills and techniques. 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic. 
  • A team-player with the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Good organization, communication, and time management skills. 
  • The ability to take direction and implement feedback.


NICE TO HAVE: 

  • Experience working with VR/AR hardware.
  • Avid VR gamer.
  • Experience working with Motion Capture data and an understanding of its benefits.



BENEFITS & PERKS - WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • A competitive base salary. 
  • Comprehensive extended health and wellness benefits.
  • Annual Health & Wellness allowance. 
  • Generous annual vacation time and sick days. 
  • Additional bonus holidays throughout the year.
  • Flexible work schedule and remote working.
  • Fully equipped onsite gym.
  • An opportunity to work on a high-profile IP.
  • The chance to be part of an experienced, high-achieving and fun team. 
  • An international and diverse atmosphere. 
  • The opportunity to help pave the way for the future of VR/AR gaming.

Thank You

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Animation
  • Employment Type
    Permanent - Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level