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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, with priority given to those who can join us in person at Ziva HQ.

Animator(s)

Ziva is looking to hire Animator(s)

Qualified candidates must have 4+ years of proven animation experience on multiple high-end VFX film assets/projects with live-action “realism”, a collaborative team spirit, and the ability to quickly adopt, learn, and push the limits of new in-house authoring tools. 

You will be working under the direction of team leadership to create high-quality animation; collaborate with other team members to identify and solve problems technically and artistically; embrace the spirit of innovation, continuously learn and grow within a dynamic environment.

This role will directly contribute to Ziva’s film, game, and interactive technology projects by (with):

  • Being a self-driven animator with a strong grounding in animation fundamentals; blocking, performance, posing, physics, and timing.
  • Possessing an excellent grasp of cinematic camera language; composition, the effects of different lenses, continuity, camera motion, etc.
  • Having expert knowledge of Maya, experience with Motion builder is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and life drawing skills.
  • Being comfortable debugging technical issues within Maya, and follow up for assistance if unable to resolve.

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. 
  • Health and dental coverage, vacation time, upcoming stock options, and competitive compensation.

 

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