Jobs – metricminds GmbH

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metricminds offers the chance to work intimately on some of the most interesting projects the games industry has to offer. The international team is highly skilled, extremely motivated and a lot of fun to be around.
The studio promotes a creative atmosphere that benefits the many captivating projects you will be working on.

The company’s future perspective is fascinating, with more projects coming in, but also great new possibilities in the serious games sector and developments in mobile game creation.

About Frankfurt:

Frankfurt Am Main is often dubbed the most ‘cosmopolitan’ city of Germany. Nearly 25% of Frankfurt residents are foreign nationals, which creates an abundance of cultural offerings, including restaurants, theaters, festivities and more. The city conscutively made the Top 10 in the Mercer ranking for quality of living. It is safe and beautiful.

It stands tall with an impressive skyline and an equally impressive
reputation as Germany’s financial capital. The recent economic boom has
meant that more people across the globe are considering a move to the city.

How to proceed:

Check out our job listings below, otherwise feel free to send us an application and tell us about yourself and your abilities. You may use our contact form which gives you the chance to enter your information in a questionnaire and upload materials you’d like us to see. We happily accept applications in both German and English.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We are looking

Using our clients’ assets and taking their creative brief (script, storyboard, etc.), you will work with our team to create stunning and enticing cutscenes and trailers for AAA games. You will start by blocking out scenes, recording or bringing in mocap and then iterating your way through to the final, polished cutscene layout. We are putting a strong focus on storytelling while keeping our clients’ objectives for each cutscene in mind.

Responsibilities:

  • Help drive the development of high-quality cinematics/cutscenes
  • Collaborate with a team of artists to create high-quality video sequences in given timelines
  • Design and create shots from scripts and/or storyboards, using cinematic know-how and language to tell a story
  • Block out rough sequences which will later receive animation of characters, props and cameras
  • Contribute creative solutions to convey emotions and strengthen scenes. Use real-life camera behavior to enhance the camera’s role in story telling
  • Identify technical needs and issues to enhance tools and pipelines
  • Support documentation of processes and best practices

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the field
  • Experience using Motion Capture to tell a story and a good understanding of animation timing
  • Professional experience using MotionBuilder of shot composition, framing, cinematography, editing, and flow
  • Good skills in camera placement and animation
  • Good showreel showcasing animated works
  • Ability to determine the best method of completing assigned tasks
  • Strong collaborative mindset and able to work well in a team
  • Being proactive and self-motivated. Able to self-organize and have strong attention to detail
  • Show a desire to learn and to grow professionally
  • Maintaining a positive problem-solving attitude
  • Good English-speaking skills

Pluses:

  • Industry experience doing real-time work in Maya and Unreal (in addition to MotionBuilder)
  • Editing with audio using DaVinci Resolve
  • Solid animation knowledge or ability to create your own block-outs / animatics
  • Knowledge of photography principles and movie making
  • Portfolio showcasing past works in composition, photography

Additional Information

Work Remotely

Relocation Assistance

How to Apply

Applicants must be eligible to work in countries inside of the European Union. If you’re interested, please contact jobs@metricminds.com

Job Description

You will animate characters using motion capture and keyframe animation techniques to help the team tell larger than life stories in high-end Realtime game cinematics.

Responsibilities:

  • Foster the development of high-quality cinematics/cutscenes
  • Collaborate with a team of artists to create high quality animation sequences in given timelines
  • Animate characters, vehicles and props using Motion Capture and keyframe animation techniques
  • Contribute creative solutions and techniques to provide high-quality animations
  • Identify technical needs and issues to enhance tools and pipelines
  • Support documentation of processes and best practices

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Animation
  • Professional experience using MotionBuilder and Maya
  • Experience working with Motion Capture data
  • Excellent keyframe animation expertise and skills
  • Good showreel showcasing animated works
  • Ability to determine most efficient method of completing tasks considering quality and time
  • Strong collaborative mindset and able to work well in a team
  • Being proactive and self-motivated. Able to self-organize and have strong attention to detail
  • Show a desire to learn and to grow professionally
  • Maintaining a positive problem-solving attitude
  • Good English-Speaking skills

Pluses:

  • Professional experience with facial Motion Capture data
  • Industry experience doing real-time work (Unreal Engine preferred)
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine and working in-Engine
  • Acting experience, background or training
  • Knowledge of photography principles, storytelling and movie making
  • Portfolio showcasing past works in composition, photography

Additional Information

Work Remotely

Relocation Assistance

How to Apply

Applicants must be eligible to work in countries inside of the European Union. If you’re interested, please contact jobs@metricminds.com

Job Description

Using our client’s assets and keeping their project goals in mind, you will pro-actively help our team to bring characters and entire scenes to life. You will work on data post-processing first, and then join us on the capture stage to record everything from character locomotion to full-performance capture or even fully developed scenes including multiple actors and custom-built environment recreations and props.

Responsibilities:

  • Create motion captured animation content for a variety of clients and projects, ranging from indie projects up to AAA games
  • Clean-Up and post-production of captured animations, using our custom workflows
  • Capture actor performances on our mocap stage
  • Maintain and improve our capture system and software tools / workflows
  • Work closely with our team to create high-quality animations on tight timelines

Skills & Requirements

  • A passion for animation and games
  • Eagerness to learn and constantly improve yourself
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Understanding of human motion and expression
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Willingness to relocate to Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ability to communicate well in English Language (written and verbal)
  • Ability to self-organize and strong attention to detail

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of motion capture technology and procedures
  • Experience using Autodesk MotionBuilder
  • Experience using face capture technologies like Faceware or Dynamixyz
  • Solid animation knowledge
  • Technical understanding with the ability and desire to solve problems when they arise

How to Apply

If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at jobs@metricminds.com or through our website: http://www.metricminds.com/jobs

Job Description

Work directly in the Unreal Engine or customized versions of it to create stunning cutscenes and trailers for AA/AAA games. We are putting a strong focus on storytelling while keeping our clients’ objectives for each cutscene in mind. You will integrate cutscene content coming from 3rd party software.
Assist art, animation, and lighting teams (internal and client) with technical knowledge and support the process through to the final, polished cutscene.

Responsibilities:

  • Help drive the development of quality cinematics / cutscenes
  • Integrate cinematics / cutscenes content coming from 3rd party software
  • Troubleshoot and solve issues related to animation and unreal sequencer
  • General In-engine and cinematics / cutscenes maintenance
  • Collaborate with art and technical direction to achieve artistic vision

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:

  • Experience in game development (1-2 projects in Unreal Engine preferred)
  • Solid knowledge of the Unreal Engine
  • Ability to identify and describe issues and bugs
  • Experienced with data transfers between engines and 3rd party software content
  • Knowledge with animation inside the Unreal Engine (e.g. control rig, animation editor, animation blueprints)
  • Strong artistic and technical skills and an excellent attention to detail
  • Strong time management & organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills both in technical and creative basis
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Ability to develop clear and concise content guidelines and workflows to ensure best practices among the Unreal Engine team
  • Sport a Problem-solving attitude

Pluses:

  • Solid understanding of game development pipelines and cinematic pipelines
  • Solid knowledge of the Unreal Sequencer
  • Desire to drive the development of the cutscene pipeline in Unreal Engine
  • Professional skills in Scripting and tool development. Python/Blueprints.
  • Experience with version control software like Perforce/SVN/Git
  • Industry experience doing real-time work on cinematics/cutscenes
  • Solid animation knowledge
  • Strong technical Background with the ability to solve problems if they arise
  • Working experience with MotionBuilder
  • Experience working with motion capture data

Additional Information

Work Remotely

Relocation Assistance

How to Apply

If you’re interested, please get in touch with us at jobs@metricminds.com or through our website: http://www.metricminds.com/jobs

Job Description

Objective:

You will animate characters using motion capture and keyframe animation techniques to help the team tell larger than life stories in high-end Realtime game cinematics.

Responsibilities:

  • Help drive the development of AAA quality cinematics / cutscenes
  • Animate characters, vehicles and props using motion capture and keyframe animation techniques
  • Block out rough sequences which will later receive animation of characters, props and cameras
  • Work with a director and/or supervisor, as well as a team of fellow animators to create high quality animation sequences on tight timelines

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:

  • minimum 3 years of professional experience in animation
  • Professional experience using motionbuilder and Maya
  • Proven key-frame expertise and practiced skills
  • Experience working with motion capture data
  • Good showreel showcasing animated works you have done
  • Able to work well in a team and to lead others
  • Sport a Problem-solving attitude
  • Good English-Speaking Skills
  • Ability to determine the best method of completing assigned tasks
  • Able to self-organize and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Preferred

  • Professional experience with facial mocap data
  • Industry experience doing real-time work (Unreal Engine preferred)
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine
  • Acting experience, background, or training
  • Knowledge of photography principles, storytelling and movie making
  • Good Portfolio showcasing past works in composition, photography
  • Strong technical Background with the ability to solve problems if they arise

Additional Information

Work Remotely

Relocation Assistance

How to Apply

Applicants must be eligible to work in countries inside of the European Union. If you’re interested, please contact jobs@metricminds.com

Job Description

Using our clients’ assets and taking their creative brief (script, storyboard, etc.), you will work with our team to create stunning and enticing cutscenes and trailers for AAA games. You will start by blocking out scenes, recording or bringing in mocap and then iterating your way through to the final, polished cutscene layout. We are putting a strong focus on storytelling while keeping our clients’ objectives for each cutscene in mind.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Cinematic Director to foster the development of high-quality cinematics/ cutscenes
  • Collaborate with a team of artists to create high-quality video sequences in given timelines
  • Design and create shots from scripts and/or storyboards, using cinematic know-how and language to tell a story
  • Block out rough sequences which will later receive animation of characters, props and cameras
  • Contribute creative solutions to convey emotions and strengthen scenes. Use real-life camera behavior to enhance the camera’s role in story telling
  • Preparation, briefing and support of Motion Capture sessions
  • Identify technical needs and issues to enhance tools and pipelines
  • Support documentation of processes and best practices

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field
  • Expertise in cinematic language and storytelling via composition, staging and editing.
  • Experience using Motion Capture to tell a story and an inherent understanding of animation timing
  • Professional experience using MotionBuilder for shot composition, framing, cinematography, editing and flow
  • Excellent skills in camera placement and understanding the principles of animation
  • Good showreel showcasing animated works
  • Ability to determine most efficient method of completing tasks considering quality and time
  • Strong collaborative mindset and able to work well in a team
  • Being proactive and self-motivated. Able to self-organize and have strong attention to detail
  • Show a desire to learn and to grow professionally
  • Maintaining a positive problem-solving attitude
  • Good English-speaking skills

Pluses:

  • Industry experience doing real-time work in Maya and Unreal (in addition to MotionBuilder)
  • Editing with audio using DaVinci Resolve
  • Solid animation knowledge or ability to create your own block-outs/animatics
  • Knowledge of photography principles and movie making
  • Portfolio showcasing past works in composition, photography

Additional Information

Work Remotely

Relocation Assistance

How to Apply

Applicants must be eligible to work in countries inside of the European Union. If you’re interested, please contact jobs@metricminds.com

Job Description

Are you passionate about well-oiled production pipelines, efficient workflows, custom scripts and tools?

metricminds create game cinematics for awesome studios. Our pipeline is based on Motionbuilder for maximum flexibility. We are looking for a Technical Animator to oversee the technical processes and improve how we work.

Can you supervise and properly handle bringing animated content (characters, face, cameras and other objects) from Motionbuilder/Maya into the Unreal Engine (Sequencer) and possibly also export them back as an animation workflow step?

Do you possess good inter-personal and communication skills and do you have an ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team?

If you have a sense of initiative, originality and resourcefulness in problem solving, then we have the right challenge for you and metricminds sounds like your new home!

We are looking for someone who can proactively take care of this process, anticipate technical issues, and overcome them with a great problem-solving and scripting skillset, including experience in and outside of Unreal Engine.

Skills & Requirements

  • 3+ years of professional experience working with animation pipelines
  • Strong working experience with Autodesk Motionbuilder
  • Experienced with data transfers between engines and content creation tools (Maya, Motionbuilder, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Python scripting for task automation and creating scripts inside content creation tools
  • Experience in Unreal Engine 4 or any professional game engine
  • Possess an approachable, customer-oriented demeanor
  • Strong communication skills and desire to collaborate with art, design, and engineering
  • A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive environment

Additional Information

Work Remotely

Relocation Assistance

How to Apply

Applicants must be eligible to work in countries inside of the European Union. If you’re interested, please contact jobs@metricminds.com

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