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AUTOMATIK is constantly looking for outstanding artists and qualified engineers in the field of the vfx industry. If you are dedicated and passionate about creating outstanding imagery apply here to join our team of exceptional professionals. We offer a unique creative environment, a strong team spirit and a good balance of innovation and professionalism.

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CURRENTLY AVAILABLE POSITIONS

System Administrator - Berlin Posted 13/11/2017

We are currently looking for a System Administrator to join our team in Berlin. Immediate start available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • System and Server Administrator (RHEL6+, Win7+, Win2012R2+, OSX10.8.+)
  • Support Storage and Network Infrastructure
  • Administration of the virtual server environment (VMware ESXI)
  • Deploying Workstations, Rendernodes and Server 
  • Troubleshooting of hardware and software issues on user workstations
  • Tape backup administration 
  • Documentation and Reporting


REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong Background in Linux OS (RHEL6+) Windows and OSX Administration (3 years+)
  • Solid Understanding of heterogeneous network environments 
  • Hands on experience of installing IT hardware and software
  • Working experience in vfx, post-production or gaming industry
  • Knowledge of Renderfarm management (Deadline)
  • Self-motivated and proactive learner and problem solver
  • EU citizenship or German Work permission

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VFX Coordinator - Berlin Posted 19/2/2018

We are currently looking for a VFX Coordinator to join our Berlin Office.

Primary responsibilities:
• Responsible for setting up, maintaining and delivering a project in close collaboration with the VFX Producer and VFX Supervisor
• Organising and attending daily reviews
• Assessing the progression of established project plans
• Keeping the production database up to date
• Serving as organisational contact for clients and preparing client approval sessions
• Running submissions and deliveries

Requirements:
• Experience of coordinating CG feature film projects in an established VFX facility
• Knowledge of CG production pipelines and post production in general is crucial
• Outstanding organisational skills
• Ability to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a high-pressure environment
• Able to communicate effectively across multiple teams
• Fluent English and German language skills, spoken and in writing
• Proficient in MS Office
• Experience with current image and video formats
• Apt to handle sensitive data with diligence
• Ability and motivation to quickly learn new software
• Ability to work well within a team
• EU citizenship or an existing EU work permit


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3D Supervisor - Berlin Posted 10/1/2018

We are currently looking for a experienced 3D Supervisor in our Berlin office.


Primary responsibilities and duties:    

•    Liaise directly with the VFX & Comp Supervisor / Producer in regards to bidding, scheduling, pipeline development    

•    Manage and oversee the 3D team in all aspects of the department for the assigned sequence

•    Attend dailies/rounds and provide constructive feedback to assist compositors in finalizing shots    

•    Produce high end photoreal 3D imagery

•    Maintain quality control for all 3D Outputs      

•    Identify problems and efficiently develop solutions    

•    Mentor junior CG Artist as necessary

 

Requirements:

•    Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills.    

•    Adaptable and a lateral thinker; with a passion for effective problem solving    

•    Ability to work with the VFX Supervisor and Comp Supervisor to plan the creative and technical approach to each show    

•    Experience in leading a 3D team throughout the creative and technical process to deliver a high standard of work on time and within budget.   

•    Minimum 5 years professional leading/supervising experience with 3D for Feature Film

•    Strong understanding of Maya and Arnold    

•    Motivated team player who can also take directions well    

•    Good English language skills    

•    EU citizenship or an existing German work permit


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VFX Line Producer - London Posted 18/4/2018

We currently have an opening in our London studio for a Line Producer to work on two feature film projects. Immediate start available.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Producer and Supervisors to create, implement and run the schedule, track and manage the workflow through the departments and meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Oversee the work of the coordinators and ensure the good organisation of dailies, rounds and meetings and the taking of notes and follow up of information.
  • Ensure the production database is kept updated daily with notes and critical information.
  • Communicate changes to client sessions, dailies or meetings either directly or through the Coordinators
  • Keep communication flowing from the Supervisor to the Leads, crew or other departments
  • Anticipate and communicate issues to the Producer and Supervisor in order to resolve problems quickly.
  • Take responsibility for knowing the details of the schedule and advising the Coordinators accordingly.
  • Oversee the execution of client deliveries.
  • Help in managing Editorial workflows.

 

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience at Senior VFX Coordinator or Line Producer level
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Experience in working with Shotgun
  • The ability to work within a team towards a common goal
  • An in-depth understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows
  • The ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in managing artists and clients
  • Knowledge of FTP software
  • Previous scheduling experience

 

What can we offer?

Formed in 2013, Automatik has rapidly grown into a well-respected VFX studio. With offices in London, Berlin and Hamburg, the company has a combined capacity of 80 artists. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of the London leadership team and help grow the business in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. A long-term contract is on offer for the right candidate.


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Senior Lighting / Generalist TD - London Posted 17/4/2018

Automatik VFX has an immediate opening for a Senior 3D Generalist to join our London team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working as an integral part of a small team in a fast-paced environment and must be able to remain calm and upbeat under pressure.

We'd like to talk to you if you have the following:

 

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years industry experience as a Lighting / Generalist TD
  • Reel including photoreal creature work, environment and live-action VFX shots
  • Maya + Arnold lighting annd shading experience - preferably feature work
  • Environment / hard-surface modelling and shading skills

 

Desirable Skills / Experience

The following skills are desirable, but non-essential. A willingness to learn or develop some or all of these skills would be a distinct advantage: 

  • The use of, and ability to write tools in Python
  • Use Shotgun, Deadline and Linux
  • Z-brush, Mari and Photoshop

 

What can we offer?

Automatik VFX London is a rapidly growing studio that punches above its weight in the VFX industry. We offer artists the opportunity to grow and develop new skills in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The company is in a period of expansion and looking to recruit highly experienced and passionate artists who can create challenging, cutting-edge work. 


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Pipeline TD - London Posted 6/5/2018

We are looking for a Pipeline TD for our London office.

Primary responsibilities as the Pipeline TD:


• responsible for designing, developing and maintaining pipeline tools used by departments
• work with the Lead Artist and TD to integrate facility-wide technologies with departmental workflows
•address technical problems the artists encounter and develop custom tools to improve the workflow
• work directly with various departments to create and maintain pipeline workflows between departments.

Requirements for Pipeline TD:

Must:

- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work with wide variety of people


- Experience with Maya, Nuke and other VFX applications


- Proved experience in Python and pyqt


- proved experience in a VFX software
- passion for digging into problems and bugs

Preferred:
- Experience in VFX
- Linux Environment
- Shotgun knowledge


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SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

- Please include a breakdown of your reel explaining what you did and what software was used.
- The length of your reel should be limited to 4 minutes and consist of the work you are most proud of.
- We prefer artists to limit their portfolios to 20 pieces representing their strongest current work.
- Be sure NOT to send original materials by mail as submissions will not be returned.
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