Team Lead Animator (Animation)


Toronto, ON
Canada

Category
Industry
Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Job Description
Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario

www.toronto.ubisoft.com



Location of position: Toronto, Ontario



Our Mission

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.



Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a diverse and vibrant team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. In 2018, the studio shipped Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, and its first new IP created from the ground-up in Toronto, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Ubisoft Toronto shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013 and has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.



In 2018, Ubisoft Toronto was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of GamesIndustry.biz Best Places to Work.





Team Lead Animator



As an Animation Lead, you will be responsible for leading and managing the Animation team, setting objectives for both short and long term, driving Quality Standards and collaborating with Directors to deliver Ubisoft games.



Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.



Responsibilities

Set and drive AAA quality standards for Toronto studio animation team
Collaborate with Directors to define animation style, direction and quality expectations
Drive the strategy of Animation pipeline, tools and processes
Hire, mentor and manage Toronto animation team
Collaborate with our internal network of Studios for animation, motion capture, audio
Provide daily feedbacks and direction to the animation team
Be a leader in pushing innovation and new ideas
Job Requirements
Training

Diploma in game-oriented 3D animation technique or any other equivalent training or experience.


Experience

6+ years of experience in animation, games, film or equivalent
2+ years’ experience in management role
Strong understanding of animation principles and fundamentals
Excellent artistic skills
Good knowledge of 3D animation software and technical constraints related to the production of video games. 3D Studio Max and Motionbuilder preferred.


Other Skills

Excellent leadership’s skills
Strong communication skills
Highly organized, self-driven, and great team player
Knowledge on Scripting language is a plus
Experience in mocap directing is a plus
Passion for video games




We Offer:

· Competitive Salary

· Comprehensive Benefits Package:

o Disability Insurance

o Dental Insurance

o Extended medical insurance

o (Optional) RRSP contribution

o Bonus (If Applicable)



Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development, flexible days, on-site Yoga and Bootcamp classes, fresh fruit, Life Drawing classes, as well as spontaneous team surprises such as Pi Day, Star Wars Day, and Halloween.





Join Us!

We hunt for talent from across the industry – seasoned experts that know what it takes to ship world-class games and the next generation of game developer all-stars. We value team chemistry and a desire to grow our studio together. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!



Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.







ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We Offer:

Competitive Salary
Comprehensive Benefits Package:
o Disability Insurance

o Dental Insurance

o Extended medical insurance

o (Optional) RRSP contribution

o Bonus (If Applicable)