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  • PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (M / F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

    Mikros Animation Montreal is looking for Production assistants for its new animated feature ‘SpongeBob SquarePants movie’ (Paramount). The main responsibility will be to work day by day, on the floor with the artist, organize the meetings, and follow the advancement of the work, daily reporting to the production coordinator the status of the department and if there is any issue or lack of inventory.  

    Responsibilities

      Tracking  
    • Assist the Production coordinator to ensure all Shotgun statuses are up to date at all times, either during reviews, either immediately out of the review.
    • Hold rounds with the team
    • Maintain the crew planning file (with sickness/holidays/country/start and end date)
    • Update and maintain contact list for the department.
    • Ensure the team have all that they need to hit upcoming milestones/Deliveries and help to chase upstream departments for dependencies.
      Review  
    • Set up review and Dailies sessions and take notes when required by the coordinator.
    • Prepare the room / the playlists and gather the team to ensure that everybody is there on time
      Reporting  
    • Daily reporting back any delays/concerns to the production coordinator and team supervisor/leads
     

    Competencies

    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel software
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English
      Additionnal skills  
    • Good organizational and project monitoring skills
    • Ability to demonstrate ability to grasp priorities, meet deadlines and adapt to changes during production
    • Demonstrate autonomy and assiduity
    • Be comfortable with the PC environment
    • Knowing an asset manager like SHOTGUN
    • Being able to work under pressure and keep smiling
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English
    • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • A strong passion for visual effects and cinema
    • Professional experience in audiovisual and/or animated feature film is a plus

    Salary

      Depending on experience. Please note Canadian residents are preferred → Apply for this post
  • CFX SUPERVISOR (M / F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Who’s ready? Mikros Animation Montréal is now in production on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.    We are looking for a CFX Supervisor to join our team of incredible talents!    The CFX Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of artists and ensuring their work respects the highest quality standards and production’s schedule.   A strong technical background is also essential. Under the supervision of the CG and Technical Animation Supervisors, the CFX Supervisor is responsible for implementing the best technical approaches to create stunning visual effects.   

    Responsabilities

     
    • Supervise the CFX team (3 artists) and ensure the quality of the work out of the department. 
    • Work with production coordinators to schedule the team. 
    • Implement and deliver technical solutions, in collaboration with the Technical Animation Supervisor and the Hair Lead. 
    • Train and guide the CFX team, promoting collaboration and team spirit within the department. 
    • Be accountable for the retakes and ensure their follow-up.  
    • Be in direct contact with R&D. 
    • Respect the quotas set by production. 
     

    Competencies

     
    • Proven experience in leading a team of CFX artists. 
    • Strong knowledge of Maya is essential. 
    • Thorough understanding of 3D and animation movies production pipeline. 
    • Good knowledge of nCloth et nHair. 
    • Strong problem-solving skills. 
    • Being proactive and able to adapt is extremely important. 
    • Good communication skills (French and English). 
    • Bilingual (French and English). 
    • Knowledge of Python and Houdini, a plus. 
     

    Salary & Contract 

      Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.     Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position          
  • Nuke Developer (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Position Overview

    Mikros Animation is looking for a Nuke Developer to join the Paris' Render Dev Team. Under the responsability of his lead, the Nuke Developer creates and maintains a diverse set of tools for animation production, with a focus on improving efficiency for artists and production management. He/she also work directly with TDs, artists and production management to assess needs, train, and support. 

    Job Description

    Under the responsibility of the lead of the team, your main missions will be :
    • Design and Communicate pipeline architecture
    • Develop Compositing and Matte-Painting pipeline.
    • Determine, design, document and maintain re-usable code modules.
    • Work on road map for future pipeline
    • Guide and help team members and TD using your technical expertise.
    • Do code reviews and give productive feedback to team members and TD.
    • Submit your own code for code reviews.
    • Communicate technical issues to IT.

    Job Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications :
    • 2-3+ years experience as Nuke Developer in the Anim/VFX industry
    • 2-3+ years experience with Python
    • Extensive knowledge of Nuke
    • Strong familiarity with Nuke's Python API and writing Gizmos
    • Knowledge of the overall VFX or Animation pipeline
    • Experience with Linux
    • Familiarity with TCL
    • Strong familiarity with Git and collaborative workflows (code review, standards, etc.)
        Desired qualifications:
    • UI development using PySide / PyQt
    • Experience with Regular Expressions
    • Experience with BlinkScript
    • Reasonably comfortable with Shotgun and Shotgun Toolkit (Tank)
    • Experience with C++
    • Knowledge of any/all of Mari/Maya/Houdini/Katana/Arnold is a plus

    Salary

    Salary according to experience.  → Apply for this position  
  • MATTE PAINTING SUPERVISOR (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

    Who’s ready? Mikros Animation Montréal is working on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.    We are looking for a Matte Painting Supervisor to join our incredibly talented team!    The Matte Painting Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of artists and ensuring their work respects the highest quality standards and production schedule.   Led by the CG and Technical Animation Supervisors, the Matte Painting Supervisor is responsible for implementing the best technical approaches to create stunning visual effects.  

    Responsabilities

    •  Supervise the Matte Painting team (3 artists) and ensure a high quality of work.
    • Work with production coordinators to divide and assign shots to the team according to the inventory.
    • Implement and deliver technical solutions in collaboration with the Environment Supervisor.
    • Train and guide the Matte Painting team, promoting collaboration and team spirit.
    • Be accountable for retakes and ensure their follow-up.
    • Be in direct contact with R&D.
    • Respect the quotas set by production.
     

    Competencies

    • Proven experience in leading a team of artists as Lead or Matte Painting  Supervisor 
    • A strong technical background is essential. 
    • Highest proficiency in Nuke and Photoshop. 
    • Strong knowledge in Maya is required. 
    • Thorough understanding of 3D and animation movies production pipeline. 
    • Strong problem-solving skills. 
    • Being proactive and able to adapt is extremely important. 
    • Bilingual and excellent communication skills (French and English). 
    • Knowledge of Python is a plus.
     

    Additional information

      Salary depending on experience. Please note Canadian residents are preferred → Apply for this post      
  • PRODUCTION COORDINATOR (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

    Who’s ready? Mikros Animation Montréal is working on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.    We are looking for production coordinators to join our incredibly talented team!  Reporting directly to the Line Producer and Production Manager and in direct contact with the department supervisor, the coordinator is a key resource person for the production as he/she acts as a link between all the artists and the production. 

    Responsabilities

      Scheduling 
    • Maintain and update the department’s schedule in-line with global schedule/milestones. 
    • Fill the Weekly Target document from the department schedule 
    • Keep artists and supervisors up to date with schedule changes/updates to production – client notes, shot changes, modifications – and evaluate impact on current work/Schedule.  
    • Work with the supervisors to problem solve issues with the department which may affect the schedule. 
      Bidding  
    • Work with the producers and Supervisors to evaluate artists’ targets, quotas and objectives. Ensuring all Artists are aware of daily/Weekly Targets.  
      Tracking 
    • Daily approval of teams timelogs and Track them ⇒ Time Spent Relative to time budgeted 
    • Update and maintain shot / asset statuses 
    • Daily update start and end dates and artist targets in shotgun 
    • Fill and update assets bids accordingly to client’s notes.  
    • Responsible to hit shots quotas or to fit into the assets Allowances 
    • Ensuring Shotgun is fully maintained to manage flow of information and transfer of information/work between upstream and downstream departments.  
    • To ensure that the upstream department is delivering on time or anticipate any delays. 
    • Always follow up with downstream departments to ensure they have received the correct information/deliveries from your department.  
      Review 
    • Organize, attend, and manage dailies and review meetings, take notes and upload to shotgun. Distribute to department crew and relevant production/Sups accordingly.  
    • Hold Rounds to ensure that the artists have all the necessary information/assets to hit milestones.  
    • Prepare the Review Agenda the day before the review and send it to the client 
      Reporting 
    • Fill the Weekly Report / Anticipate potential problems and production delays and alert producers/supervisors accordingly. 
    • Quotas weekly report to line Producers / Production manager 
     

    Competencies

    • Production coordinator experience, ideally in feature animation
    • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
    • High attention to detail, with very strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage conflicts
    • Proven scheduling experience
    • Being able to work well in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
    • Soft skills: Team-player, energetic, proactive, outgoing and involved
    • Advance knowledge of Shogun software and Excel preferred
     

    Salary & Contract 

      Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.     Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position    
  • FX SUPERVISOR (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project :

    Position overview

    Who’s ready??? Mikros Animation Montréal is working on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.      We are looking for an FX Supervisor to join our incredibly talented team!     The supervisor is responsible for leading a team of FX Artists in the creation and execution of effects such as particle systems, fluids, dust, destruction, smoke, fire, cloth and simulations.   

    Competencies required

     
    • Supervise the Effects team by giving aesthetic, methodological and technical advice 
    • Ensure the effects  respect time and budget constraints, as well quality levels and standards requested by the CG Supervisor, Director and Art Director 
    • Address technical issues, identify best practices and approaches as needed 
    • Work closely with production to ensure the effects are delivered on time 
    • Work closely with the CG Supervisor, Director and Animation Director to meet visual requirements
     

    Profile

     
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics or equivalent work experience 
    • 7+ years’ production experience and 2+ years’ experience in a leadership role 
    • Expert in Houdini, Maya, Real Flow and Arnold 
    • Good knowledge in Python 
    • Strong knowledge of effects techniques such as particle systems, scattering tools, smoke, fire, dust, explosions and fluids  
    • Proficient skills in technical problem solving 
    • Experience in full CG feature films is a strong asset 
    • Leadership and strong communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) 
    • Ability to work from Art direction and have creative input 
    • Knowledge of Katana would be a plus
     

    Further information 

      Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.     Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position  

         
  • LEAD CROWD (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Who’s ready??? Mikros Animation Montréal is currently in production on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.  We are looking for a Lead Crowd to join our great team!   The position starts in February 2019.  

    Competencies required

      Led by the Technical Animation Supervisor and the FX Supervisor, your main tasks will be:   
    • Implement the department's technical solutions in collaboration with the Technical Animation Supervisor, FX Supervisor and Rig Supervisor  
    • Supervise the work of your team (3 artists)   
    • Distribute and assign plans to artists, in collaboration with the production manager and based on the inventory  
    • Ensure that the retakes requested by the client are respected and ensure follow-up 
    • Respect the animation quotas given by the production 
    • Prepare presentation elements for reviews in Shotgun
     

    Profile

     
    • Knowledge of Maya and experience as animator are essential  
    • Goalem (under Maya) is a plus 
    • Be a team leader!!!!! Manage, train and support your artists by inspiring them while building and maintaining a positive mindset within the department 
    • Strong knowledge of 3D and the production pipeline of an animated film  
    • Good level of English required
     

    Further information 

      Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.   Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position
  • COMPOSITING TD (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Who’s ready??? Mikros Animation Montréal is currently in production on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.  Mikros Animation Montreal is looking for a Compositing TD, specializing in Nuke compositing to join the TD Team.   Under the responsibility of the Head of Pipeline, the Compositing TD creates and maintains a diverse set of tools, with a focus on improving its efficiency for artists and production management.  He/She also works directly with Compositing Supervisor, artists and production management to assess technical needs and support.    

    Competencies required

      Under the responsibility of the TD Lead, your main missions will be:  
    • Develop / adapt the existing Compositing and Matte-Painting pipeline 
    • Determine, design, document and maintain re-usable code modules 
    • Guide and help team members to master our tools 
    • Submit your own code for code reviews 
    • Communicate technical issues to IT
       

    Profile

      Minimum Qualifications:  
    • 2-3+ years experience as TD Nuke in the Anim/VFX industry 
    • 2-3+ years experience with Python 
    • Good knowledge of Nuke 
    • Strong familiarity with Nuke's Python API and writing Gizmos 
    • Knowledge of the overall VFX or Animation pipeline 
    • Experience with Linux 
    • UI development using PySide / PyQt 
    • Knowledge of Shotgun and Shotgun Toolkit (Tank) is highly appreciated! 
       Desired qualifications:  
    • Strong familiarity with Git and collaborative workflows (code review, standards, etc.) 
    • Knowledge of any/all of Mari/Maya/Houdini/Katana/Arnold/RV
     

    Further information 

      Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.   Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position
  • LOOK DEV ARTIST (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Who’s ready??? Mikros Animation Montreal is working on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie!    We are looking for a Look Dev Artist to join our incredibly talented team!    The Look Development Artist will partake in the creation of the look of the movie led by the Look Development Supervisor. He/she will rely on superior technical competencies and strong aesthetic judgement to create high quality images matching the style of the film.  

    Responsabilities

     
    • Finalize the look of props and sets and propose nuance changes to achieve the desired look for production  
    • Create shading networks for specific assets 
    • Work closely with appropriate Leads and Supervisors, especially with the Texturing Department, to ensure compliance and consistency in assets
     

    Competencies

     
    • +2 years in Look Dev with knowledge of full CG feature film 
    • Excellent understanding of light, colour, textures and materials 
    • Strong command of Katana and Arnold (or equivalent)  
    • Good interpersonal skills 
    • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail 
    • Curiosity and interest for technical challenges
     

    Salary & Contract 

      Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.   Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position
  • 3D ANIMATORS (SENIOR – MID) (M / F)

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Who’s readyMikros Animation Montréal is now in production on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie We’re looking for animators to help up bring Bikini Bottom to life!     Mikros Animation is looking for 3D Character Animators with experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation along with 2D animation sensibilities to join our growing team to create fun and stylized work.  In our fast-paced studio, we are committed to creating high quality animation and great performances. Candidates will thrive as part of our team under the direction of the Animation Supervisor and Leads aiming together to achieve the film Director’s vision. As 2D animation principals will take a front seat in our current production, an adaptability to translate 2D concepts to a 3D world is important.   Entries in the department will be made between February and spring 2019.

    Responsabilities

      Your primary responsibility will be the animation and performances of all assigned characters and props. We are looking for artists with a strong sense of design, an aptitude for facial animation and lip sync while maintaining strong fundamentals in weight, cartoony animation concepts as well as body mechanics.   
    • Work with the storyboard / animatic / layout and create feature level, key-framed animation;
    • Working in continuity with shot before and after;
    • Work with animation quotas given by the production;
    • Work closely with Animation Leads and Director to bring the film to life;  
    • Prepare elements for presentation in dailies and rounds for approval;  
    • Actively participate in creating and maintaining the animation library.  
     

    Competencies

     
    • College diploma or equivalent in 3D computer graphics/3D animation;
    • More than 3 years (Mid) or more than 5 years (seniors) of proven work experience in 3D animation using MAYA in a film production/animated TV series;
    • A strong background in feature CG character animation,2D animation and drawing / design skills,a plus;  
    • Strong understanding of the principles of 2D cartoony animation as well posing, timing, weight and facial expressions; 
    • Ability to understand and effectively interpret a storyboard and the Director’s feedback;  
    • Ability to work within an established pipeline and learn to use custom tools;
    • Knowledge of RV and Shotgun useful;
    • An eye for whacky, cartoony animation, being ok with bending and breaking animation rules;
    • A Teamplayer and has excellent communication skills; 
      Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.   Mikros Animation Montreal is an equal opportunity employer.   Status: Contractual / full time    Location: Montreal    

    Salary

      Salary according to experience. Canadian residents will be considered a priority → Apply for this position    
  • LIGHTING ARTISTS (SENIOR – MIDDLE) (M/F)

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Who’s ready? Mikros Animation Montréal is working on the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie. We are looking for lighting artists to join our incredibly talented team!  The department ramp up will go from March to October 2019.    

    Competencies required

      Respecting the incredible artistic identity of the well-known SpongeBob SquarePants show, each artist will be responsible for lighting and rendering plans assigned by the CG Sup, Lighting Sup, and production directors.   
    Your main tasks will be
    •  Provide strong artistic and technical expertise   
    • Address artisitic notes and ensure follow up  
    • Ensure shots are completed in timely fashion, respecting quotas set by the production team and the supervisor  
    • Ensure artistic consistency between shots 
    • Submit shots for reviews and work closely with the team   
    • Communicate with your Lead and Supervisor
     

    Profile

     
    • Experience as Senior / Middle Lighting artist on several feature films (VFX or Animation) 
    • Good knowledge of Katana and Arnold required  
    • Knowledge of Nuke and Shotgun recommended  
    • Knowledge of Python scripting a plus  
    • Be a force for proposal, adaptation and motivation
    • Demonstrate proposal initiative, adaptation, and motivation 
    • Strong rigour, autonomy and organizational skills   
    • Basic English skills
     

    Further information 

      Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.     Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Annual Salary: To be discussed  → Apply for this position    
  • PIPELINE DEVELOPER (M/F)

    Project : Multifilms

    Position Overview

    Mikros Animation is looking for a Developer to join the Paris’ Core Dev Team. Under the responsibility of his lead, the developer creates and maintains a diverse set of tools for animation production, with a focus on improving efficiency for artists and production management. He/she also work directly with TDs, artists and production management to assess needs, train, and support.

    Job Description

    Under the responsibility of the lead of the team, your main missions will be :
    • Creation and maintenance of tools and libraries integrated into the Mikros Animation pipeline.
    • Participation in the development and proper functioning of it.
    • Maintain the homogeneity of the IT architecture for all tools.
      Non-exhaustive list:
    • Integration and Maintenance Shotgun / Tank
    • Image processing modules (ffmpeg ...)
    • Review tools: RV, RV plugins, DnD (internal review tool), ...
    • Core Pipeline tools non-DCC
     

    Job Qualifications

    Desired qualifications:
    • 2-3+ years experience with Python
    • UI development using PySide / PyQt
    • Reasonably comfortable with Shotgun and Shotgun Toolkit (Tank)
    • Knowledge of Maya API appreciated
    • The ability to work in a team.
    • Experience with Linux
    • Habits of working with Git.
    • Interest for the world of animation.

    Salary

    Salary according to experience. Position based in Paris. Short and punctual trips to Montreal possible. Start date : January 2019