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Technical Animation Director


Bordeaux, France 06-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Technical Animation Director - (F/M/NB)

Ubisoft's 19,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players' lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Ubisoft Bordeaux

Founded in 2017, Ubisoft Bordeaux works with passion on the biggest AAA titles to deliver the best gaming experiences. Today, the studio is composed of over 400 talents from 20 different nationalities, working on licenses such as Assassin's Creed, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and a Free to Play game, BattleCrore Arena. At the same time, the studio has set up a Tech branch which works on all Ubisoft's online services (named Online Services) and on the Anvil game engine. A R&D unit, La Forge, has also been set up, bringing together engineers and researchers to work on prototypes for game production, particularly in the field of AI

Job Description

As a Technical Animation Director, you will be responsible for determining, preparing and adapting the tools that will be used during production on the Animation side.

Your responsibilities:
• Participate in game and technical design meetings and determine the project's technical animation needs;
• Coordinate and act as the point of contact between the animation and programming teams;
• Supervise the design, integration, and validation of the in-game animations in the engine and facial animation pipeline;
• Communicate regularly technical constraints and their rationales to the animation team;
• Provide constant technical support for the tools and engine to every member of the animation team;
• Be the point of contact for the technical issues related to animations
• Produce tools, methods, training, processes and engine constraints documents for future reference

• Solid experience as Animation Technical Director in the video game industry
• Excellent knowledge of real-time animation systems and video games and/or pipeline development
• Excellent knowledge of Motion Builder and/or Maya, plus ideally Motion Capture Body and Facial
• Excellent knowledge of python
• Knowledge of another DCC (Maya, 3DS max, Blender)
• Ability to work in a team and to take up challenges.
• Good ability to teach and mentor
• Fluent English is essential to carry out your missions

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq098x-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams