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TD Generalist

Our award-winning team is seeking passionate, self-driven individuals to join us as we change the face of computer graphics through innovative art and profound technological advancements. Ziva is a space where the best and brightest can excel in their craft while being given the space to grow and the opportunity to cultivate their talents. The Ziva team is made of great minds and unique personalities who all share an appreciation for problem-solving, fast-paced collaboration, and ambitious ideas. 

Ziva Dynamics is located in one of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver, Canada. Often termed ‘Hollywood of the North’, Vancouver has grown to become an internationally recognized hotbed for the visual effects and entertainment industries. We are proud to play an active role in our local community. Ziva strives to offer a work-life balance that lets everyone accomplish great things while enjoying everything this city has to offer. Ziva is currently accepting applications for in-house and remote roles.

As we continue to grow, Ziva is looking to hire a well-rounded TD Generalist. You will have an opportunity to show your expertise and we welcome individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds to contribute to our growth. 

Qualified candidates must have 3+ years of proven production experience where they have applied their broad set of 3D skills to multiple high-end VFX Films, Commercials or Games. A collaborative team spirit, and a knowledge of 3D that includes modeling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering are required. We are aware though that each applicant will have a varying level of knowledge in each of these categories.

This role will directly contribute to Ziva’s film, game, and interactive technology projects.

What you need to succeed in this role: 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in feature films. TV and Games experience is also taken into account.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of 3D - varied levels appreciated and understood
  • Experience using Maya and/or Houdini in a production environment
  • An impressive reel that demonstrates only your best work 
  • Excellent artistic sensibilities
  • Basic comfort with the more technical aspects of CG work.
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues in a post-production environment
  • An ability to script in Python or MEL a plus
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and a desire to attain excellence
  • A willingness to learn and grow while on the job

If not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, the candidate must have a minimum of an advanced degree and/or five years of demonstrated specialized experience as a TD Generalist. There is an opportunity to work as an independent contractor if you are not located in Canada or the US. 

Why Ziva Dynamics? 

  • Ziva’s employees embody Excellence, Collaboration, Courage, Openness. We are looking for experts in each role who are continuously striving to grow, improve, and learn. 
  • Each employee contributes to empowering creators with the tools to produce high-quality virtual characters in ANY digital form. You have the ability to make an impact in a real way. 
  • Flexibility to work remotely and co-locate in a newly renovated Vancouver office close to the skytrain and West Coast Express once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
  • Employee health and dental coverage, lifestyle spending account, generous vacation time including sick days and wellness days, upcoming stock options, and competitive compensation.
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