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  • TD – ASSET (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Position overview

      Mikros Animation Montréal is looking for a Technical Director who is motivated to join the team on an exciting new animation project.  

    Job Description

      We are looking for an artist with advanced technical knowledge of Maya who wants to gain experience working in a sophisticated pipeline. Responsibilities include maintenance and evolution of the layout pipeline according to production constraints.   Your main tasks will be:  
    • Develop Maya tools to accelerate the daily work of artists
    • Automate tasks to improve production speed
    • Check that tools are functioning properly
    • Help artists solve technical problems
    • Define specifications for development
    • Write the tools and code documentation
    • Create and update templates
     

    Qualifications  

     
    • Good knowledge of Maya software
    • Good knowledge of Python and PySide/PyQt
    • Experience as a Layout artist is a big asset
    • Experience in solving scenes issues
    • Knowledge of Katana, Mari and Substance is an asset
    • Knowledge of Shotgun is recommended
    • Motivated, adaptable and resourceful
    • Rigorous, autonomous and organized
    • Basic English skills
     

    Salary & Contract 

    Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Start date: beginning of 2020 Annual Salary: To be discussed

    → Apply for this position

    N-B. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.    Canadian residents will be given priority consideration // Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
  • TD – LAYOUT (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Position overview

      Mikros Animation Montréal is looking for a Technical Director who is motivated to join the team on an exciting new animation project.  

    Job Description

      We are looking for an artist with advanced technical knowledge of Maya who wants to gain experience working in a sophisticated pipeline. Responsibilities include maintenance and evolution of the layout pipeline according to production constraints.   Your main tasks will be:  
    • Develop Maya tools to accelerate the daily work of artists
    • Automate tasks to improve production speed
    • Check that tools are functioning properly
    • Help artists solve technical problems
    • Define specifications for development
    • Write the tools and code documentation
    • Create and update templates
     

    Qualifications  

     
    • Good knowledge of Maya software
    • Good knowledge of Python and PySide/PyQt
    • Experience as a Layout artist is a big asset
    • Experience in solving scenes issues
    • Knowledge of Katana is an asset
    • Knowledge of Shotgun is recommended
    • Motivated, adaptable and resourceful
    • Rigorous, autonomous and organized
    • Basic English skills
     

    Salary & Contract 

    Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Start date: beginning of 2020 Annual Salary: To be discussed

    → Apply for this position

    N-B. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.    Canadian residents will be given priority consideration // Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
  • TD – CFX (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Position overview

      Mikros Animation Montréal is looking for a CFX Technical Director who is motivated to join the team on an exciting new animation project.  

    Job Description

      We are looking for an artist with advanced technical knowledge of CFX who wants to gain experience working in a sophisticated pipeline. Responsibilities include maintenance and evolution of the pipeline according to production constraints.   Your main tasks will be:  
    • Develop Maya tools to accelerate the daily work of artists
    • Automate tasks to improve production speed
    • Check that tools are functioning properly
    • Help artists solve technical problems
    • Define specifications for development
    • Write the tools and code documentation
    • Create and update templates
    • Maintain good communication with the Paris development team
     

    Qualifications  

     
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in an animation studio or in VFX.
    • Good knowledge of Maya software
    • Good knowledge of Python and PySide/PyQt
    • Experience as a CFX artist and knowledge in Katana is a big asset
    • Experience in solving pipeline problems
    • Knowledge of Shotgun is recommended
    • Motivated, adaptable and resourceful
    • Rigorous, autonomous and organized
    • Basic English skills
     

    Salary & Contract 

    Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Start date: beginning of 2020 Annual Salary: To be discussed

    → Apply for this position

    N-B. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.    Canadian residents will be given priority consideration // Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
  • TD – LIGHTING & COMPOSITING PIPELINE (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Position overview

      Mikros Animation Montréal is looking for a Lighting/Compositing artist who is motivated to join the team on an exciting new animation project.  

    Job Description

      We are looking for an artist with advanced technical knowledge of Lighting/Compositing who wants to gain experience working in a sophisticated pipeline.    

    Responsibilities 

        Responsibilities include maintenance and evolution of the pipeline according to production constraints.  
    • Manage and improve the workflow with the supervisor
    • Create and update templates
    • Develop tools/gyzmos to accelerate the daily work of artists
    • Automate tasks to improve production speed
    • Check that tools are functioning properly
    • Help artists solve technical problems
    • Define specifications for development
     

    Qualifications  

     
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in VFX or in an animation studio
    • Good knowledge of Katana and Nuke software
    • Good knowledge of Python and gyzmo creation
    • Knowledge of LUA and PySide/PyQt is an asset
    • Experience in solving pipeline problems
    • Experience with a rendering engine such as Arnold and PRMan
    • Knowledge of Shotgun is recommended
    • Motivated, adaptable and resourceful
    • Rigorous, autonomous and organized
    • Basic English skills
     

    Salary & Contract 

    Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Start date: beginning of 2020 Annual Salary: To be discussed

    → Apply for this position

    N-B. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.    Canadian residents will be given priority consideration // Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
  • COMPOSITING SUPERVISOR (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Confidential

    Position Overview  

      Mikros Animation Montreal is delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Spin Master Entertainment to bring PAW Patrol’s beloved rescue pups to the big screen! Join our wonderful and highly talented team as we embark (woof) on this exciting new adventure!  

    Job Description 

      Under the supervision of the Production Manager, the CG Supervisor and in collaboration with the Director, the Compositing Supervisor must provide their team with the guidance and training necessary to reach objectives.   Your main missions will be :
    • Deliver a high image quality under the direction of the Artistic Director
    • Ensure quality control of the department
    • Communicate and work in collaboration with the Lighting Supervisor to find technical and artistic solutions
    • Provide effective and sustainable solutions
    • Verify that the retakes requested by the client are properly taken into account and ensure follow-up
    • Effectively delegate work between Leads and Artists
    • Provide updates to the production team
    • Train and mentor junior and intermediate Compers
    • Work proactively and collaboratively with all other departments.
     

    Job Qualifications

       
    • Knowledge of Nuke is essential
    • Experience working on several animated films as Lead or Supervisor is mandatory
    • Advanced knowledge of workflows and validation processes
    • Ability to produce high quality aesthetics and technical execution
    • Ability to work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines
    • Attention to detail and ability to evaluate the quality of others' work
    • Ability to problem solve and guide colleagues
    • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good level English is imperative
    • Good understanding of lighting passes and AOV's
    • Knowledge of Python, Gyzmo creation, TCL and Blink Script is advisable
    • Knowledge of Deep Compo and ShotGun is a plus
     

    Salary and contract

        Status: Contractual / full time   Location: Montreal   Start date: ASAP  Annual Salary: To be discussed

    → Apply for this position

    N-B. Mikros Animation is an equal opportunity employer.    Canadian residents will be given priority consideration // Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Overview

      In the context of the development of its animation projects, Mikros Animation Paris and Montreal are looking for a Production Manager.   Reporting to the Head of Production, the Production Manager has an essential role in production.   He/She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the production activities. He/She guarantees the respect of the schedules, the quality of the deliverables to reach the objectives defined by the production.   He/She works closely with the Head of Production, Producer, CG Supervisor and Departments Supervisors to manage changes in planning.  

    Responsibilities

     
    • Assist the Head of Production in the development of production strategy.
    • Maintain overall production schedule and manage departmental quotas.
    • Make recommendations for improvements to production workflow, particularly with-respect-to scheduling, flow of information and resource management.
    • Send weekly report to the Head of Production with Production Updates.
    • Maintain production crew lists updated.
    • Approve artistes time sheets.
    • Daily interaction with the client on production related needs and deliveries.
     

    Profile

     
    • More than 3 years of experience as production manager or production coordinator.
    • Experience in the production of 3D animation.
    • In-depth knowledge of the production and animation workflow.
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, especially with Excel.
    • Good knowledge of Shotgun software or similar is required.
    • Bilingual French / English is 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: Paris or Montreal Annual Salary: To be discussed
  • CG SUPERVISOR (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : Multifilms

    Overview

      In the context of the development of its animation projects, Mikros Animation Paris and Montreal are looking for a CG Supervisor.   The CG Supervisor, in collaboration with the Director & Producer (as well as with the Art, Lookdev, Asset Creation/Completion and other Production Departments), develops the technical approach needed to achieve the desired Look and behavior of the assets in a Fully Computer Animated Feature Film.

    Responsibilities

     
    • Identify, define, prioritize, and implement a specific creative workflow process which will enhance the productions creative tools.
    • Create, develop, and build consensus between the Technology, Artists, and Production Management department to assist the Director(s) in realizing their vision(s).
    • Work closely with HR department, Line Producer and producer to define recruiting goals to achieve the appropriate balance of qualified talents.
    • Work with Technology, Lookdev, and Production Management to define and produce R&D goals for the production. These goals should be based on the look, the pipeline, and workflow of all the departments.

    Profile

     
    • Serious knowledge in Maya, ShotGun, Katana, Arnold , Nuke  (Essential)
    • Excellent interdepartmental communication skills ( CG Producer, the artistic department and with the “floor team”)
    • High sense of communication especially with the directors, Line producer , the Art Department and with the  “ floor team”
    • Completely bilingual (French/English)
    • Should have completed one CGI animation movie as a CG sup.
    • Capacity to respect tight deadlines
    • A good knowledge and experience in all areas of 3D (modeling, rigging, texturing, look development, environments, creature FX, lighting and FX)

    Salary & Contract 

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

    Project : Multifilms

    Position Overview

      In the context of the development of its animation projects, Mikros Animation Paris and Montreal are looking for a Line Producer.   The Line Producer is a key member of the production team.   He/She manages the production budget, hires and manages key members of the team, while negotiating with the HR, agreements with the artists.   He/She works closely with the Directors, Executive Producer, Artistic Director, CG Supervisor and Heads of Department to manage changes in planning and budget along the way.   During production, he/she is ultimately responsible for the smooth running of the activities and ensures the respect of deliverables, deadlines and costs.   The Line Producer reports to the Head of production of Mikros Animation and directly supervises a team of production managers and coordinators in charge of the manufacturing departments.  

    Responsabilities

     
    • Provide and adapt frequently a detailed project delivery plan to the executive producer and supervisors
    • Provide weekly and monthly progress reports on the outstanding amount and the balance to be produced
    • Plan studio resources to create an effective approach to CG work
    • Build and operate in cooperation with the relevant head of departments a production strategy to guarantee delivery and quality (quota plan / approval charts and reports / …).
    • Ensure that the team understands the objectives and delivery dates of the sequences, research and development projects, etc.
    • Work closely with supervisors to ensure the work schedule is on track and meet quality standards.
     

    Competencies

     
    • A minimum of 5+ years of experience as project manager in CG Animation or VFX.
    • Experience as a producer within a production-oriented environment.
    • Experience in project management with Shotgun software or similar is considered as a great asset.
    • Good understanding of CG processes.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
    • Experience in team management, negotiation and budget management.
    • Experience on an animated feature film is a strong asset
    • A good knowledge of Excel and project management software are valuable for this position
     

    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
  • TD Rigging (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position Overview

      Who's ready ??? Mikros Animation Montreal is working on the new feature film SpongeBob! We are looking for a Texturing Artist to join our great team!  

    Responsabilities

      Under the responsibility of Lead TD, your main missions will be:
    • Create 3D model rigging in MAYA
    • Collaborate with the Supervisor and the Animation Director to create rigs and systems adapted to the animation;
    • Integrate services or tools into the pipeline by writing PYTHON and / or C ++ plugins and extensions to support and improve rigging performance;
    • Write documentation on tools and developed codes;
    • Respect the schedule and production quotas communicated by the Coordination team and the Supervisor;
    • Perform the corrections requested by the Supervisor and the Director with analytical skills;
    • Work with the Supervisor to ensure the integration and maintenance of the configurations;
    • Organize work and prepare presentation elements for validations;
    • Maintain good understanding and team dynamics.
     

    Profile

     
    • At least 4 years of experience in a similar TD Rigging position in the animation industry or VFX;
    • Experience with Agile development technologies (Scrum, RUP, XP);
    • Full knowledge of Python
    • Knowledge of Mel and C++ (an asset)
    • Linux development experience; solid knowledge of the Maya and Nuke APIs;
    • Very good knowledge of dataflow and software architecture;
    • Strong troubleshooting skills;
    • Excellent sense of communication.
    • Autonomy.
     

    Salary and contract

    Note that the masculine form is used for the purpose of lightening the text. Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.  Status: Contractual / Full Time  Workplace: Montreal  Salary: according to profile. Canadian residents will be considered first → Apply for this position
  • PRODUCTION TD (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position Overview  

      Who's ready ??? Mikros Animation Montreal is working on the new feature film SpongeBob!   We are looking for a Shotgun TD to join our great team!   

    Responsabilities 

      Under the responsibility of Lead TD, your main missions will be:   
    • Develop and maintain solutions and tools to support the production team 
    • Provide Shotgun support to production teams 
    • Participate in the maintenance and set-up of tools related to Shotgun 
    • Work in a team with the TD Supervisor 
     

    Profile  

     

    • Have an excellent understanding of visual effects 
    • Excellent understanding of Shotgun (required) 
    • Have experience in Python, VBA and Google Script programming (important asset) 
    • Have a thorough knowledge of the VFX pipeline 
    • Good communication skills 
    • Autonomous 
     

    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 ARTIST (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position Overview

      Who's ready ??? Mikros Animation Montreal is working on the new feature film SpongeBob!  We are looking for an FX Artist to join our great team!   

    Responsabilities

      Under the responsibility of the Lead FX and the CG Supervisor, your main tasks will be: 
    • Ensuring effects are achieved on time, on budget andthatthe level of quality required by the CG Supervisor and Lead FX are met; 
    • Address technical issues;
    • Identify good practices and approaches needed;
    • Work closely with the production and ensure the delivery of the goods within the prescribed time;
    • Work in collaboration with Lead FX to achieve the visual requirements.
     

    Profile  

     
    • Bachelor of Graphic Design or equivalent experience 
    • 3 to 5 years of experience as a generalist FX artist 
    • Software Expertise Maya, Houdini, (Arnold and Nuke are an asset) 
    • Knowledge of Python / Mel (an asset) 
    • Knowledge of effects techniques such as particles, smoke, fire, dust, explosions and fluids 
    • Skills in solving technical problems 
    • Experience in feature film animation is an asset 
    • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills 
    • Work ethic focused on dynamism and collaboration 
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks, prioritize and solve problems 
     

    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
  • TD Pipeline (M/F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position Overview

      As part of its feature film projects, the TD team from Mikros Animation Montreal is looking for a TD Pipeline to work in collaboration with all the production teams.  

    Responsabilities

      Under the responsibility of one of the lead TD, your main missions will be:
    • Creation and maintenance of pipeline tools.
    • Participation in the development and proper functioning of it.
    • Application of development standards in place at Mikros Animation.
    Non-exhaustive list:
    • Pipeline tools DCC: Maya, Katana, Nuke, Mari, Houdini, Photoshop ...
    • Review tools: RV, RV plugins, ...
    • Pipeline tools non-DCC
    • Friday afternoon are free for personal development related to Mikros Animation.
     

    Competencies

      The candidate must be able to meet the following criteria:
    • At least 3 years of experience in TD Pipeline.
    • Very good knowledge of Python.
    • Knowledge and practice of PyQT / PySide needed.
    • Appreciated knowledge of Maya, Nuke, Katana, Mari, Houdini, etc ...
    • The ability to work in a team.
    • Excellent command in Linux.
    • Appreciated knowledge of Git.
    • At ease in English.
     

    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
  • 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 

    * Mikros Animation Montréal's recruitment is managed by The Focus, Technicolor group's internal recruitment agency. If you would like to speak to a member of the Mikros Animation Montreal HR team, please contact: : jobs_animation_canada@mikrosimage.com

  • 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