Added by on 2013-07-01

Rockstar Toronto Recruiting Animator, Visual Effects Artist & Senior Producer

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VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST

We are looking for a talented Visual Effects Artist to create and innovate stunning visual effects for our titles.
The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail backed up with excellent technical understanding and ability in order to achieve optimum results.
Industry experience or equivalent preferred and all applications should be accompanied with examples of work.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Experienced at creating a wide range of high quality particle effects using proprietary particle tools and various 3rd party software
Ability to collaborate effectively with other team disciplines (code, design, animation)
Can demonstrate creativity and technical ability within the constraints of console development
Strong communication and organizational skills
Effective time management skills to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience of real-time particle tools, 3D studio Max, Photoshop
Industry experience, having shipped title/s demonstrating VFX quality (PS3, 360, PC)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Rockstar offers a competitive salary, benefits package and a great modern working
environment. We are located directly on the Go-Train line for easy commuting.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio link.

Apply here:- https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs/position/3f09737a7733ff184d15e18951138a4c/rockstar-toronto
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ANIMATOR

Rockstar is focused on making world class video game entertainment.
We have in development some of the most creatively rewarding and challenging projects to be found in any entertainment medium.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in the right creative environment on some of the most highly respected and widely recognized AAA titles in video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Bully and Max Payne. We encourage anyone who feels this is the opportunity they’ve been waiting for to apply!

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will be responsible for creating visually stunning 3d game animations, and for working closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical and aesthetic issues. Candidates must be able to animate natural and expressive human motion to create realistic, fluid character animations.

QUALIFICATIONS
Positive, solution-oriented individual with a passion for game development
Strong understanding of development issues involved in getting animations into a game
Minimum 5 years of experience in animation for video games or equivalent
Proven industry experience as an animator on at least one AAA title
Production experience with PS3, XBOX 360, and/or PC
Bachelors Degree in Art from a competitive program
A portfolio demonstrating exceptional 3D animation is required.

SKILLS
Advanced knowledge in one of: MotionBuilder, 3D Studio Max, Maya, or equivalent 3D program;
Exceptional skill in animating the human figure as well as other organic forms;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with Artists, Designers and Programmers
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a self-directed manner and make timely, well-thought out decisions;
Proficiency in Motionbuilder

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Rockstar offers a competitive salary, benefits package and a great modern working
environment. We are located directly on the Go-Train line for easy commuting.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio link.

Apply here:- https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs/position/672c0c19316cc0b46c3736828840a328/rockstar-toronto
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SENIOR PRODUCER

Rockstar Toronto is seeking a Senior Producer to lead the development from concept to release, of one or more software titles. The candidate will assist the Studio Director in managing studio resources and product development cycles. As the Senior Producer manages product development, understanding the franchise, game design, engine technologies and project direction is a critical part of the Senior Producer’s domain.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct the development of assigned software products by helping to set and focus the creative and technical vision for the products in concert with the Senior Leads and Studio Management.
Drive mid-sized or larger projects with regular guidance.
Work with Studio Management and Leads to develop and assess staffing plans, milestone schedules and deliverables, project schedules, product features, and technical requirements.
Orchestrate production scheduling, schedule tracking activities, and coordinate with staff on task interdependencies to ensure timely and accurate deliveries.
Supervise milestone progress & establish/maintain proper expectations; report key progress, risks, and concerns to Directors and Studio Director.
Lead the design, art and tech teams throughout the production cycle to resolve issues, share information and coordinate cross-team communication.
Enter bugs as required; coordinate bug triage in concert with QA and studio partners.
Act as the primary liaison between Rockstar studio counterparts in production, marketing, creative services, and localization.

QUALIFICATIONS
6+ years of Game Industry Production experience
2+ shipped AAA Console/PC titles.
Demonstrated production environment veteran.
Experience mentoring and training less experienced members of the team.
Experience with third-party contractors/vendors as applicable.
Experience with QA (internal and external) including: assigning bugs to team leads, tracking overall bug count, and communicating regularly with QA leads.
Passion for Rockstar Games and our titles is essential.

SKILLS
Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to establish, maintain and enhance relationships with internal and external creative resources.
Ability to execute complex directives, interact effectively with other departments and motivate team members and Leads.
Strong computer/software literacy; expert with Microsoft Office; experienced with Microsoft Project.
Broad understanding of Art, Design, QA, or Programming principles is a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs/position/3c7dfc1bb3b8376dd560503cad6a3b4b/rockstar-toronto
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