Gameloft is hiring 3D Generalist (Remote Job)

3D Generalist

Posted: 18 days
Art and Animation
Remote start, then move to Budapest, Hungary
Company Description

You've been working as a 3D Generalist for a while and you are ready to work on something exciting and spectacular?
On games where millions of people worldwide will be admiring your work?
You're in the right place because Gameloft Budapest is looking for a 3D Generalist.

About Gameloft Hungary:

Our studio has been operating in Budapest for more than 8 years, and our goal is to develop casual and semi-casual games that bring relaxation and fun to millions of users on a daily basis. Until now we worked on games like Iron Man 3, City Mania, Disney Getaway Blast and Dragon Mania Legends. The latter is one of Gameloft's most successful projects, with well over 50 million downloads!

What can you expect from us?

•  We are a 80-person game development studio in downtown Budapest
•  We have diverse backgrounds and we all love to work on our own games and ideas
•  You would work in a small agile team of 6 brilliant and professional Designers and Video Artists where everybody’s inputs are valued
•  The team will be international, we have several foreign colleagues
•  Exercising your creativity when solving tasks is much appreciated
•  You may be working on games using famous brands such as Marvel or Disney

Why work for us?

•  We are creating awesome games enjoyed by millions of players worldwide
•  Our office is in the downtown area, Boráros Square. It is on the Pest side of the Petofi bridge, and can be easily reached by public transport. 
•  We have a flexible work schedule that can fit in most of your requirements (also in this current situation we are working from home)
•  Never go to work on your birthday (you get extra leave for that day)
•  We value health, which is why all our employees benefit from a private health insurance plan. This includes free access to an unlimited number of specialist appointments, an annual health screenings, as well as flu vaccinations.
•  Every summer we have a studio wide team building activity (we've been to paintball, quad, soap box, of course, we always have a goulash goulash)
•  Every year we organize several Game Jams where we take care of the food and drinks and you can just focus on having fun alongside your teammates
•  Coffee, tea and fruits are always at your disposal
•  We have an Employee Assistance Program (legal, financial, life management and mental health services)
•  You'll also get a fitness pass which gives you access to all Life1 venues in the city

Job Description

What will you do here?

We are currently looking for a 3D Generalist to play a critical role in helping the Gameloft Budapest Studio to create world-class videos & imagery to showcase the various titles developed locally and generate brand awareness.

From the beginning of your journey with us you will:

•  Create 3D models and animations while maintaining and pushing Gameloft’s high quality standards
•  Rig and animate game assets (characters, environments, UI, etc.) for mobile platforms
•  Take full ownership on assigned animation tasks, including but not limited to:
•  Exporting/testing/fixing bugs in the build
•  Learn and apply artistic/IP/licensing guidelines
•  Execute clients (licensor/lead/supervisor) revisions on spec and in a timely manner
•  Report to the Creative Agency Marketing Asset Lead for tasks, revisions, content pipeline/workflow, training and creative ideas
•  Creating high- and low-resolution standalone or modular (mechanical / industrial/ architectural) elements compatible with the limitations within the production pipeline
- including UV maps and texturing
•  Work closely with marketing, production and the video team to provide all needed assets
•  Generate creative stories that are engaging to viewers
•  Create marketing and user acquisition assets
•  Follow and maintain pipelines & technical requirements
•  Adapting videos into various formats

This role involves combining an understanding of visual narrative flow, technical craft, creative problem-solving and execution in a team-centric environment.

How are you going to work and when can you start?

•  You will work full time, 8 hours a day, with a declared employment contract.
•  You can arrive by 9 in the morning, but if that’s too early, no one will mention anything if you arrive before 10:30
•  Your direct lead will be the Marketing Assets Lead Artist and the colleagues you work most closely with will be: other Video Designers and Graphic Designers.
•  The sooner you can start, the better! Of course, if you have a notice period, we will wait for you

What will happen to you on the first day and in the first 3 months?

•  On your first day, we will introduce you to everyone on the team. The team’s lead will tell you more details you about the games you will be working on.

•  Also on the first day you will receive your onboarding plan, which gives you details about the things you will be doing and what’s expected of you over the next 3 months

•  Right from the start you will also find out who will be your assigned buddy, the colleague who will help you during your first few months to have a great time here. You can ask him anything at any time, be it things about the project or about what’s the best place to eat at in the area ( there are many cool places to eat at nearby)

•  During your trial period, we will continue to support you and give you feedback on your work. And of course, we’d love it if you also shared your opinion and suggestions with us. 


What are the qualifications You need for this position?

•  You are passionate about all things animation and games related
•  At least 2 years of previous professional experience as a 3D Animator and 3D Generalist in the gaming industry is preferred
Degree/Diploma in classical/3D animation or equivalent academic or professional experience
•  Expert knowledge of 3ds Max, ZBrush, Photoshop, After Effects, Substance Painter
•  Knowledge in Blender, Unity and/or Unreal Engine is preferred
•  An up to date demo reel demonstrating a solid understanding of human/creature anatomy and motion, with a focus on polished execution
•  Experience in 2D and 3D animation and 3D modeling with focus on characters (topology and modeling for animation) is a plus
•  2D and 3D motion-design experience, sense of composition & rhythm, good fundamental understanding of editing and pacing
•  Solid Grasp of camera-animation and staging principles
•  Broad knowledge of the visual arts (animated films, games, character design, comics, photography, etc.)
•  You have excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills; you are proactive and capable of working under minimal supervision
•  You are professionally and personally driven: you boldly embrace change and are always willing to grow and learn new things

And above all, motivation and a passion for your work!

Additional Information

What will happen when you apply?

You can apply with your English CV and with your portfolio. We will look at what you have created so far.
Please note that our system can't handle files that exceed 10 MB, so if your portfolio exceed the file limit, please upload it to eg. Google Drive or Dropbox and send us an access link.
No cover letter is required. But if you usually play mobile, you can write down what :-)

At Gameloft, we believe in diversity, so no applicant will be discriminated against based on criteria such as gender, age, gender identity, religion, nationality, etc ...

Your CV will be reviewed by our Studio Manager and Marketing Assets Lead Artist, and if they find it relevant, one of our colleagues from HR will contact you.

Next there will be a home test, followed by a chat with one of our HR colleagues and later with our Studio Manager and the Marketing Assets Lead Artist. They will give you specific details about the job and you can ask them anything you are interested in knowing about working here. As you will be in our studio, you will have a chance to look into the Gameloft environment and atmosphere as well.

The whole process usually takes 2-3 weeks, but in the current global situation it could be slightly longer.

If the test fails, we will notify you within 2-3 days. You will certainly receive feedback from us about the process, but you can also track the status of your application through our application system.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Kristóf Szabó
Gameloft Hungary
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