21 days ago
Location: Work from home or from our brand-new studio in Cambridge, UK.
Level: Mid and Senior.
About us: Ninja Theory is a five-time Bafta award winning games company based in Cambridge, UK and part of Xbox Game Studios.
Our Mission is: To Craft Life-changing Art with Game-changing Tech and we are building the team that will help us fulfil that promise.
Your Role: As part of the animation team, you will collaborate with the other developers to bring the in-game characters to life. You'll take performances and turn these into highly believable gameplay assets. You will have the opportunity to take part in the full performance capture process using our inhouse motion capture stage.
We believe that skills and experience are not mutually exclusive. For that reason, we encourage you to apply even if you feel you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed below.
Your Skill: You'll have a love for the interactive element of game animation. A strong understanding of body mechanics. An ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, responding to feedback for quick iteration. You will be able to take a performance and manipulate this to create animation sets and sequences for various in-game characters.
Your Experience: You will have demonstrable real world production experience, editing motion capture assets and their application within a game engine. You'll have an understanding of both the animation process and awareness of the workflow for implementing gameplay behaviours within a game engine.
- Industry experience of working with motion capture data.
- Excellent knowledge of Motion Builder / Maya.
- The ability to use reference footage to reconstruct or enhance available data.
- Examples of a realistic style of human animation.
- Experience of Unreal Engine.
- Working knowledge of motion capture acquisition tools (e.g. Vicon systems and Shogun live/post).
Our Values: Greatness through Excellence, Teamwork & Integrity.
Our Benefits: We offer wide-ranging benefits, including, but not limited to:
- Hybrid, flexible work model with no fixed working hours.
- 5 weeks holiday plus 1 additional day for each year of service up to a maximum of 33 days per annum, plus bank holidays.
- Enhanced parental leave.
- Bonus scheme.
- Annual wellbeing allowance.
- Private healthcare including medical, dental, and optical cover.
- Mentoring and career development.
- Income protection.
- Life Insurance.
- Where applicable, relocation assistance and visa sponsorship.
For those working from Ninja House, you will benefit from our custom-built studio which offers a luxurious setting with cutting-edge facilities at your fingertips, including full motion capture stage. You’ll also receive complimentary catered lunch from our on-site pub, The Bird or Worm?
You will be part of an inclusive group of ninjas who know what it takes to succeed, and who will encourage and support you to do the same.
Our Process: We are an equal opportunity employer. Equality, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) is a crucial and permanent part of our business strategy. To help us ensure a fully equal, diverse, and inclusive working environment, we carry out anonymised screening. Our anonymised screening automatically obscures your personal information from your application and encourages a more inclusive hiring process by mitigating unconscious bias from the start.
Where possible, we kindly ask that you submit anonymised reels/portfolios to support our ED&I commitments.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a BAFTA Award winning studio in the Xbox Game Studios Group and be part of pushing the boundaries of interactive entertainment.
Please note, this advert closes on Sunday 3rd July.
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