Snap Inc.
Snap believes that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live.
New York, NY

3D Technical Animator at Snap Inc. (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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3D Technical Animator

We are searching for a 3D Technical Animator to work with the onsite team at Snap Inc! 

We’re looking for someone who is an expert in producing animation and rigs for 3D characters and props to be used in Snap Inc products and games. Working closely with the Content team, you’ll partner with technical animators, technical artists, engineers, 3D artists, and VFX artists to deliver new assets and experiences from initial concepts to final implementation. This is a full-time role.

What you'll do:

Animation 

  • Animation of 3D Characters and props in Autodesk Maya performed in accordance with time limits based on storyboards, draft cut and instructions of project lead

  • Making own decisions on timing and temper of animation 

  • Diagnose and fix problems as related to animation processes

  • Support the development of tools that optimize animation production processes

  • Collaborate with character 3D artists, technical animators, VFX artists, technical artists, and engineers

Rigging

  • Rig a wide ranges of props and character rigs using Autodesk Maya

  • Painting of skin weights for deformation

  • Collaborate with 3D artists, technical animators, VFX artists, technical artists and engineers to ensure assets meet technical needs

  • Help troubleshoot and QA animation and technical issues for assets to move through the pipeline

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Proficiency in Maya

  • Strong portfolio showcasing 3D character animation and rigging

  • Creativity, precision, and an eye for detail

  • Ability to solve technical problems as related to animation and character setup

  • Ability to complete tasks within production schedules and deadlines in an organized manner

  • Ability to learn and adapt to new workflows and methods

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as technical animator or similar role

  • Bachelor's Degree in 3D Animation or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Python and JavaScript

  • Ability to be open and responsive to guidance and reviews from both creative and technical supervisor(s)

  • Has a passion for creating new products and exploring new ideas beneficial to the team and product

  • A proactive team member eager to learn, grow and arise to challenges with a focused and determined approach

  • Bonus Points (not required, but nice to have):

    • Game Animation and Rigging Experience

    • Experience creating or building animation tools. i.e. MG Picker, MG Tools (or similar)

    • Experience in post-production motion capture and performance capture

    • Experience in major game engines like Unity or Unreal Engine

    • Strong knowledge of Lens Studio, PlayCanvas or similar proprietary engines


At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at [email protected].

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

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What are Snap Inc. Perks + Benefits

Snap Inc. Benefits Overview

Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms.

Every Snap office has its own set of benefits built around its needs, but here’s a rundown of some of the programs you'll find in our NYC office.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups are created and led by members of the Snap Inc. family. They empower us to come together to celebrate a common cause, raise awareness, and encourage advocacy.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute to a Medical FSA to pay for eligible medical expenses, or a Dependent Care FSA to pay for eligible daycare expenses, with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
Employees can take up to 16 weeks of short-term disability for 60% tax-free pay with benefits remaining active. Long-term disability is also available at 60% tax-free.
Dental Benefits
We provide free dental coverage for employees and eligible dependents. In addition, the plans have an orthodontia benefit. Annual in-network cleanings and exams are covered at no cost.
Vision Benefits
Snap provides a free vision plan for employees and eligible dependents. The plan includes a LASIK benefit and a $200 annual frame/contact lens allowance.
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide free PPO and HSA plans to employees and their dependents with the option to buy-up to an enhanced PPO plan with lower co-pays.
Life Insurance
We provide Basic Life and AD&D insurance at 2x salary at no cost.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Snap offers a retirement savings plan that allows you to save for your retirement on a pre-tax and/or post-tax basis.
401(K) Matching
Snap matches 100% up to 3% and 50% on your 4th and 5th contribution to both your pre-tax and/or Roth elective contributions and the match is immediately vested. We also offer the Mega Backdoor Roth.
Company Equity
Snap offers compensation packages that allow you to share in Snap's long-term success!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Snap provides back-up child care at a subsidized rate for up to 80 hours per year.
Generous Parental Leave
Non-birthing parents receive up to 16 weeks of full pay and birthing parents receive up to 26 weeks of full pay.
Remote Work Program
Snap's Flexible Work policy offers most team members the choice to work virtually in a Snap operating location or in-person from a Snap office.
Family Medical Leave
Snap provides up to 6 weeks of full pay as part of our Family Caregiver Program.
Adoption Assistance
Snap will reimburse up to $40k towards any adoption expenses and $80k towards surrogacy expenses you incur and you are eligible for up to 16 weeks of full pay to bond with your new child.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees are allotted four hours of paid time off to volunteer at charities that align with the company’s philanthropic pillars: youth, education, and arts.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Snap provides 15 sick days per year if you're feeling under the weather.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Commuter Benefit allows you to use tax-free funds to pay for parking and public transportation — such as train, subway, bus, ferry, trolley, or vanpool — as part of your daily commute to work.
Company Outings
There are various social events to choose from, ranging from cultural, health & fitness, personal development, volunteering, arts & crafts, and more.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get a Snap Meal Card with a daily stipend of $16. You can use the card at restaurants and on food delivery services!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices are stocked with free snacks, drinks, coffee, etc.
Recreational Clubs
Employees can participate in sports leagues through SnapFit. We also offer team fitness classes, hikes, races, and more.
Relocation Assistance
To help you get to your new city safe and sound, Snap assists with eligible candidates' relocations through final move flights, storage, package & delivery, corporate housing, moving cash, and more.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Snap has a Learning & Development program that enables employees to continue honing their skills, and individual teams have budgets to send eligible employees to industry conferences, trainings, etc.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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