Rigger / Technical Artist
12 days ago
Location: Work from home or from our brand-new studio in Cambridge, UK.
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 Technical Art team, you will collaborate with Character Art and Animation disciplines to create exceptional quality characters that will help bring our creative vision to life. You will work with a variety of photo-real humanoids and creatures. You will help develop puppet, deformation and runtime rigs. This includes top tier facial rigs, dynamic clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin simulations. You'll have the opportunity to work with external companies and partners which allow you to remain on the cutting edge of game development.
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 will have a strong desire to push what is achievable for real-time characters within the games medium. You'll have the ability to leverage both existing and emerging technologies in the pursuit of this. Be able to cast a critical eye, both technical and artistic, over assets.
You will have:
- Demonstrable ability to author powerful and efficient puppet rigs.
- knowledge of anatomy.
- knowledge of Maya.
- Good Python skills, with the ability to write clear, well-structured, and documented code.
- Good communication skills
- You will enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.
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.
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