CAREERS

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    WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

    We’re always on the look-out for creative, talented individuals. Especially in the areas of design, copywriting, and business development. We operate in a remote-working environment, communicating on marketing projects using a bunch of online collaborative tools.

    VARIETY

    We work with a wide range of clients, from small ‘one-man-bands’, to start-ups, to global multinational organizations. You need to be able to work on a range of different projects all at the same time, and not freak-out. You need to be adaptable, flexible, and open to change. If you’re looking for routine, then keep looking.

    Responsibility

    We’re not looking for sheep. We’re looking for people who can take direction and find creative and efficient ways to get there. We’re looking for strong, self-disciplined individuals who can take the initiative, trust their gut-feelings, and who welcome the flexibility to implement their own ideas.

    Humor

    Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. We’re going to be working closely together, so we need to get on – regardless of how good you are (or think you are). Humor is a big part of our day. It needs to be a big part of your day too.

    Integrity

    We firmly believe that, today, there’s still a place for doing business in an honest, ethical way. We don’t lie to customers, we don’t cheat them, and we don’t take advantage of them. If we screw-up then we’re the first to put our hands up.

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    Mazdek is always looking for dynamic, passionate, and talented artists to join our team. Below are our current needs in each office. We are always looking for the best talent so if you don’t see any positions that match your skills feel free to send an email to info@mazdek.com with a link to your work. Please send resume, including list of software you use, and reel link, including breakdown, and/or PDF portfolio attachments to us. No phone calls please.

    EUROPA

    3D Rigging Intern

    Mazdek is looking for a passionate and motivated 3D Rigging Intern to join our Rigging department in our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The rigging intern works under the Rigging Supervisor in the Rigging Department to to help create amazing characters and moments for both pre-rendered and realtime animation. Ideal candidates should have experience building rigs used in game or animation production. Organic modeling skills are a plus. This is a full time 6 month paid internship.

     

    Responsibilities Include:

     

    Assist rigging and animation department in daily production. Character rigs for pre-rendered animation and realtime (in-engine). Scene/non-character rigs for rendered animation and realtime. Potential Maya pipeline development, technical animation, and modeling.

    Understanding of anatomy, motion, and masses / volumes

    Understanding of the core fundamentals of rigging

    Demonstrated aptitude for character as well as prop / creative rigs

    Intermediate level Python scripting

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Portfolio of technical and creative work samples

    3D Rigging Intern

    Mazdek is looking for a passionate and motivated 3D Rigging Intern to join our Rigging department in our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The rigging intern works under the Rigging Supervisor in the Rigging Department to to help create amazing characters and moments for both pre-rendered and realtime animation. Ideal candidates should have experience building rigs used in game or animation production. Organic modeling skills are a plus. This is a full time 6 month paid internship.

     

    Responsibilities Include:

     

    Assist rigging and animation department in daily production. Character rigs for pre-rendered animation and realtime (in-engine). Scene/non-character rigs for rendered animation and realtime. Potential Maya pipeline development, technical animation, and modeling.

    Understanding of anatomy, motion, and masses / volumes

    Understanding of the core fundamentals of rigging

    Demonstrated aptitude for character as well as prop / creative rigs

    Intermediate level Python scripting

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Portfolio of technical and creative work samples

    Maya TD / Pipeline Developer

    Mazdek is looking for a passionate and clever Maya Technical Director with pipeline development skills to join our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The Maya TD / Pipeline Developer works with the CG Department leads, the Creative Technology lead, IT, and CG artists to develop tools, improve efficiency, and troubleshoot technical issues. This position is largely Maya Technical Direction and tool development as this is our primary 3D package. However we use a variety of other applications so candidates who can develop tools for additional DCC host applications highly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should have deep knowledge of workflows relating to the entire CG process and surrounding technologies. Previous pipeline development experience is a huge plus.

    Maya Generalist skills

    Comprehensive examples of tools and / or software applications

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Deep understanding of creating tools for Maya

    Good design and user flow skills for UI / UX

    Fluent in Python, MEL, PyQT, Git

    Producer

    Mazdek is seeking experienced full-time Staff Producers for our Downtown Los Angeles studio. Qualified candidates will manage multiple projects simultaneously, working closely with our clients and Buck’s creative, technical and management teams. Successful candidates will possess strong project management skills, be familiar with current design, 2D and 3D animation production techniques, have the ability to create/control budgets and schedules, and foster a creative and production partnership with both the Executive Creative Director and Executive Producer. As the first point of contact with our clients, candidates will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be well presented with a proven track record of exceptional client service.

    Qualified applicants please submit current resume, salary requirements/availability, and a brief paragraph detailing why you are the right person for the position to info@mazdek.com No phone calls please.

    Bachelor Degree

    Minimum 4 years experience in this position in the field

    Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

    Must be organized and detail oriented

    Proven ability to multi-task and foresee upcoming production problems alongside their solutions

    Experience in producing AR/VR, gaming and other new media a plus

    Must be local to LA and legal to work

    After Effects Animator

    Buck is looking for talented junior to senior level After Effects animators to join our team in Los Angeles. The right person will be a creative and driven animator who is proficient in After Effects (Cinema 4D or cel experience is a plus) and looking to join our design-driven, collaborative animation team. If you’re the right person for the job, please contact Buck at info@mazdek.com with your portfolio!

    Illustrator

    Mazdek LA is seeking talented and passionate Senior and Junior level Illustrators to join our growing team. Ideal candidates will need to be skilled and comfortable working in an already established style guide, and have an understanding of storytelling in both editorial illustration and animation. Illustrators will work alongside our creative team from concept to delivery. Storyboard experience is beneficial but not essential.

    Qualified applicants please submit current resume, salary requirements/availability, and a brief paragraph detailing why you are the right person for the position to info@mazdek.com No phone calls please.

    Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator

    Must be efficient, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work under tight deadlines

    A team player that’ll fit into our design-driven, collaborative team

    Interactive Tech Artist

    Mazdek is looking for Interactive Technical Artists to join our team in our design driven Los Angeles studio. Interactive Tech Artists work with world class creative directors and designers as well as developers to create original and compelling mobile based Augmented Reality experiences. Ideal candidates should be comfortable with self-directed technical problem solving and exploration with an evolving creative and technical toolset. Candidates should be competent manipulating and animating via scripting or coding languages. Come push the limits of creative technology with us!

    Minimum Basic Animation Scripting Experience (Javascript, Python, advanced After Effects expressions, etc)

    Comfort in a 3D environment (C4D preferred) - Object/Material/Texture workflow

    Asset Development - Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)

    Self-directed technical problem-solving mindset

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Maya Rigging TD

    Mazdek is looking for a talented Maya Rigging TD to join our Rigging department in our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The Maya Rigging TD works under the Rigging Supervisor and alongside the CG Team and Animation Supervisor to help create amazing characters and moments for both pre-rendered and realtime animation. Ideal candidates should have experience building expert level rigs of all types and complexity. A strong organic modeling skill set is heavily desired as well. This is a full time staff position with benefits.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    Create expert level facial and character rigs. Create rigs for both pre-rendered animation and realtime (in-engine). Create realistic and cartoon style rigs. “Creative rigging” for unique visual puzzles. Create scene and prop rigs. Check models for clean and necessary topology. Modeling correctives and weighting skins. Contribute to character pipeline development. Provide support to the animation team. Continue to develop character pipeline and rigging script libraries. Part-time character/asset modeling. Research rigging techniques.

    Deep understanding of anatomy, motion, and masses / volumes

    Deep understanding of maya rigging

    Understanding of realtime engine limitations and workflows

    Python, MEL

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Portfolio of creative and technical work samples

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Freelance Unity Tech Artist, Shading

    Mazdek is looking for a talented Unity Shading Technical Artist to join our Games team in our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The Unity Shading Tech Artist will work with the creative directors, look development team, and Gameplay Engineer to create original and compelling lighting, shading, and rendering solutions that are performant on mobile. Ideal candidates should have deep knowledge of the Unity shading and rendering pipeline and be comfortable working in a PBR workflow. Candidates should be competent with custom shader development as well as out of the box solutions and determine the appropriate solutions based on creative direction, workflow, and efficiency. True to Mazdek form we have a visually unique property we are developing and are looking for a passionate, creative, and technical artist to help bring our vision to market. This position is freelance and would start in January 2018.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    Develop shading, lighting, and rendering solutions in Unity. Work with the art team to adapt designs to real-time looks. Work with the CG team to implement optimal lighting, shading and texture workflows. Implement assets into the unity scene and iterate through the final delivery. Attend regular meetings and show work in progress updates. Optimize solutions for mobile.

    Deep understanding of games-centric Model/Texture/Shading workflow

    Expert level command of C# in Unity

    Knowledge of OpenGL and Metal Graphics APIs

    Experience creating custom shading solutions for non-photoreal and photoreal lookdev

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Portfolio of creative work samples

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Developer, Animation and 2D

    Buck is looking for a Pipeline Engineer to join our team in Los Angeles to develop and maintain tools and systems in our content creation pipeline. The ideal candidate should be able to identify deficiencies in artist workflows and proactively recommend or develop solutions. The candidate must also work well in a team-oriented production environment, where problem solving and technical innovation are frequently expected. As an architect of the production pipeline, the candidate must create tools that not only solve current production challenges, but that also benefit the studio as a whole.

    This role is primarily a coding position but we’re open to splitting time with creative tasks as well. This is a staff position, however we are always looking for talented freelancers to connect with.

    Experienced “full-stack” 2D and Animation developer in a design-driven creative environment

    Identify, Advise, Create and Maintain the needed pipeline codebase and tools to be shared across studios and teams

    Work collaboratively with Creative Technologists, Artists, and IT to support internal needs

    Must be comfortable working with client engineering teams and developers

    Experience creating scripts and extensions, GUIs and corresponding tools for Photoshop and AE

    Experience scraping, serializing, validating, and packaging various datasets from animation applications

    Perform code reviews and ensure exceptional code quality

    2+ years of production experience animating in AE

    3+ years of experience coding

    Experienced in Adobe Extendscript, Javascript, HTML5, Python

    Familiarity with front-end 2d animation rendering libraries (Keyframes, Bodymovin, etc) is a plus

    Familiarity with git workflow and code build & deployment systems (gulp / grunt) is a plus

    Adobe SDK and C++ experience is a plus

    3D Character Animator

    Buck Los Angeles is seeking talented 3D character animators to work full-time on various high profile augmented reality projects. Prior experience working in augmented reality and/or games is helpful but not required. Far more important is the ability to craft high quality character performances. Knowledge of Autodesk Maya required. Please send links, resume, etc. so we can check you out! If interested, send an email to info@mazdek.com, please reference the job title in the subject line.

    Please send resume, including list of software you use, and reel link, including breakdown, and/or PDF portfolio attachments to us. No phone calls please.

    Designer

    Buck LA is seeking a talented and passionate Designer to join our staff. The designer/illustrator will work alongside our creative team to develop the creative vision of a project. They will need to be comfortable working in various design styles and aesthetics, and have a cohesive understanding of motion and how their frames will translate into an animated piece. Animation skills are also beneficial but not essential.

    Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator

    Must be efficient, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work under tight deadlines

    Is a team player that’ll fit into our design-driven, collaborative team

    NEW YORK

    Illustrator

    Mazdek LA is seeking talented and passionate Senior and Junior level Illustrators to join our growing team. Ideal candidates will need to be skilled and comfortable working in an already established style guide, and have an understanding of storytelling in both editorial illustration and animation. Illustrators will work alongside our creative team from concept to delivery. Storyboard experience is beneficial but not essential.

    Qualified applicants please submit current resume, salary requirements/availability, and a brief paragraph detailing why you are the right person for the position to info@mazdek.com No phone calls please.

    Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator

    Must be efficient, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work under tight deadlines

    A team player that’ll fit into our design-driven, collaborative team

    Producer

    Mazdek is seeking experienced full-time Staff Producers for our Downtown Los Angeles studio. Qualified candidates will manage multiple projects simultaneously, working closely with our clients and Buck’s creative, technical and management teams. Successful candidates will possess strong project management skills, be familiar with current design, 2D and 3D animation production techniques, have the ability to create/control budgets and schedules, and foster a creative and production partnership with both the Executive Creative Director and Executive Producer. As the first point of contact with our clients, candidates will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be well presented with a proven track record of exceptional client service.

    Qualified applicants please submit current resume, salary requirements/availability, and a brief paragraph detailing why you are the right person for the position to info@mazdek.com No phone calls please.

    Bachelor Degree

    Minimum 4 years experience in this position in the field

    Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

    Must be organized and detail oriented

    Proven ability to multi-task and foresee upcoming production problems alongside their solutions

    Experience in producing AR/VR, gaming and other new media a plus

    Must be local to LA and legal to work

    Interactive Tech Artist

    Mazdek is looking for Interactive Technical Artists to join our team in our design driven Los Angeles studio. Interactive Tech Artists work with world class creative directors and designers as well as developers to create original and compelling mobile based Augmented Reality experiences. Ideal candidates should be comfortable with self-directed technical problem solving and exploration with an evolving creative and technical toolset. Candidates should be competent manipulating and animating via scripting or coding languages. Come push the limits of creative technology with us!

    Minimum Basic Animation Scripting Experience (Javascript, Python, advanced After Effects expressions, etc)

    Comfort in a 3D environment (C4D preferred) - Object/Material/Texture workflow

    Asset Development - Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)

    Self-directed technical problem-solving mindset

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Maya TD / Pipeline Developer

    Mazdek is looking for a passionate and clever Maya Technical Director with pipeline development skills to join our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The Maya TD / Pipeline Developer works with the CG Department leads, the Creative Technology lead, IT, and CG artists to develop tools, improve efficiency, and troubleshoot technical issues. This position is largely Maya Technical Direction and tool development as this is our primary 3D package. However we use a variety of other applications so candidates who can develop tools for additional DCC host applications highly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should have deep knowledge of workflows relating to the entire CG process and surrounding technologies. Previous pipeline development experience is a huge plus.

    Maya Generalist skills

    Comprehensive examples of tools and / or software applications

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Deep understanding of creating tools for Maya

    Good design and user flow skills for UI / UX

    Fluent in Python, MEL, PyQT, Git

    Maya Rigging TD

    Mazdek is looking for a talented Maya Rigging TD to join our Rigging department in our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The Maya Rigging TD works under the Rigging Supervisor and alongside the CG Team and Animation Supervisor to help create amazing characters and moments for both pre-rendered and realtime animation. Ideal candidates should have experience building expert level rigs of all types and complexity. A strong organic modeling skill set is heavily desired as well. This is a full time staff position with benefits.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    Create expert level facial and character rigs. Create rigs for both pre-rendered animation and realtime (in-engine). Create realistic and cartoon style rigs. “Creative rigging” for unique visual puzzles. Create scene and prop rigs. Check models for clean and necessary topology. Modeling correctives and weighting skins. Contribute to character pipeline development. Provide support to the animation team. Continue to develop character pipeline and rigging script libraries. Part-time character/asset modeling. Research rigging techniques.

    Deep understanding of anatomy, motion, and masses / volumes

    Deep understanding of maya rigging

    Understanding of realtime engine limitations and workflows

    Python, MEL

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Portfolio of creative and technical work samples

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    3D Character Animator

    Buck Los Angeles is seeking talented 3D character animators to work full-time on various high profile augmented reality projects. Prior experience working in augmented reality and/or games is helpful but not required. Far more important is the ability to craft high quality character performances. Knowledge of Autodesk Maya required. Please send links, resume, etc. so we can check you out! If interested, send an email to info@mazdek.com, please reference the job title in the subject line.

    Please send resume, including list of software you use, and reel link, including breakdown, and/or PDF portfolio attachments to us. No phone calls please.

    Freelance Unity Tech Artist, Shading

    Mazdek is looking for a talented Unity Shading Technical Artist to join our Games team in our design-driven Los Angeles studio. The Unity Shading Tech Artist will work with the creative directors, look development team, and Gameplay Engineer to create original and compelling lighting, shading, and rendering solutions that are performant on mobile. Ideal candidates should have deep knowledge of the Unity shading and rendering pipeline and be comfortable working in a PBR workflow. Candidates should be competent with custom shader development as well as out of the box solutions and determine the appropriate solutions based on creative direction, workflow, and efficiency. True to Mazdek form we have a visually unique property we are developing and are looking for a passionate, creative, and technical artist to help bring our vision to market. This position is freelance and would start in January 2018.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    Develop shading, lighting, and rendering solutions in Unity. Work with the art team to adapt designs to real-time looks. Work with the CG team to implement optimal lighting, shading and texture workflows. Implement assets into the unity scene and iterate through the final delivery. Attend regular meetings and show work in progress updates. Optimize solutions for mobile.

    Deep understanding of games-centric Model/Texture/Shading workflow

    Expert level command of C# in Unity

    Knowledge of OpenGL and Metal Graphics APIs

    Experience creating custom shading solutions for non-photoreal and photoreal lookdev

    Self-directed problem-solving mindset

    Portfolio of creative work samples

    Ability to manage tight deadlines and effectively prioritize given tasks

    Experience working productively in a team-centric environment

    Ability to communicate technical and creative challenges

    Developer, Animation and 2D

    Buck is looking for a Pipeline Engineer to join our team in Los Angeles to develop and maintain tools and systems in our content creation pipeline. The ideal candidate should be able to identify deficiencies in artist workflows and proactively recommend or develop solutions. The candidate must also work well in a team-oriented production environment, where problem solving and technical innovation are frequently expected. As an architect of the production pipeline, the candidate must create tools that not only solve current production challenges, but that also benefit the studio as a whole.

    This role is primarily a coding position but we’re open to splitting time with creative tasks as well. This is a staff position, however we are always looking for talented freelancers to connect with.

    Experienced “full-stack” 2D and Animation developer in a design-driven creative environment

    Identify, Advise, Create and Maintain the needed pipeline codebase and tools to be shared across studios and teams

    Work collaboratively with Creative Technologists, Artists, and IT to support internal needs

    Must be comfortable working with client engineering teams and developers

    Experience creating scripts and extensions, GUIs and corresponding tools for Photoshop and AE

    Experience scraping, serializing, validating, and packaging various datasets from animation applications

    Perform code reviews and ensure exceptional code quality

    2+ years of production experience animating in AE

    3+ years of experience coding

    Experienced in Adobe Extendscript, Javascript, HTML5, Python

    Familiarity with front-end 2d animation rendering libraries (Keyframes, Bodymovin, etc) is a plus

    Familiarity with git workflow and code build & deployment systems (gulp / grunt) is a plus

    Adobe SDK and C++ experience is a plus

    Designer

    Buck LA is seeking a talented and passionate Designer to join our staff. The designer/illustrator will work alongside our creative team to develop the creative vision of a project. They will need to be comfortable working in various design styles and aesthetics, and have a cohesive understanding of motion and how their frames will translate into an animated piece. Animation skills are also beneficial but not essential.

    Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator

    Must be efficient, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work under tight deadlines

    Is a team player that’ll fit into our design-driven, collaborative team

    However you choose to contact us, we’ll get back to you promptly.

    DIGITAL DESIGNER

    We are constantly on the look out for like-minded individuals who can bring their talents and expertise to the table, and make a difference. We’re looking for talented, forward-thinking people. People who can make a difference with their talents, experience, or expertise.

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