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JOBS

Do you want to work with VFX and digital wizardry for great feature films and TV-series, epic AAA game trailers and amazing commercials? Then Goodbye Kansas is the place for you!
We are always looking for talented artists who want to join our creative teams at Fido, Bläck and Imagination Studios. Wether you’re just starting out in the business or looking for your next career move – we would love to hear from you.
Find our current open positions below or submit an open application by choosing the role that best matches your skill set and experience.
We look forward to hearing from you!

At the moment we’re particularly interested in the following types of people:

Technical Director – Imagination Studios – Uppsala

Come and join the Goodbye Kansas family! We are looking for a skilled & experienced Technical Director to join Imagination Studios in Uppsala. You will help us develop and maintain an effective and efficient workflow to keep us at the cutting edge of our industry.

Key job assignments

  • Support the production teams with tools needed for increasing efficiency
  • Communicate software development related items both internally and externally
  • Continuously look for new tools and technical trends within the fields of business

Detailed responsibilities

  • R&D new tools and workflows
  • Develop cripts and tools according to the requirements of the team to improve pipeline efficiency
  • Develop tools for performance capture
  • Maintain and improve current tools and pipeline
  • Manage video pipeline
  • Perform code testing / integration
  • Contribute with ideas and flag any limitations in pipelines
  • Organise and participate in Dev and R&D meetings
  • Instruct in how to use new tools and give high level support and training on developed code
  • Continue development on tracking/solving/retargeting workflow
  • Ensure all data adheres to studio standards (format & quality)
  • Communicate technical constraints and their rationales to the mocap team on a regular basis
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing software solutions

Requirements

  • Strong technical problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with programming languages specifically Python, C#, Javascript
  • In-depth knowledge of Capture software, Motionbuilder & Maya
  • Strong understanding of motion capture and rigging (body and facial) pipelines
  • Experience with facial capture and retargeting
  • Experience with motion capture system
  • Strong understanding of virtual production
  • Strong understanding of time code
  • Able to work successfully as part of a team as well as independently
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining high quality results
  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment
  • Flexible and adaptable

 

Apply!

Mid / Senior Pipeline TD – Stockholm

Come and join the Goodbye Kansas family! We are looking for a skilled & experienced Pipeline TD to join our pipeline department in Stockholm. You will help us develop and maintain an effective and efficient workflow to keep us at the cutting edge of our industry.

Responsibilities

  • Development on our pipeline workflow & integration tools
  • Maintaining & developing asset management & publishing tools
  • Liaising with studio departments for workflow problems and requests
  • Manage requests from departments and advise on workflows, creating your own tools and helping other TDs with making and using them

Required Skills

  • In depth technical knowledge of Houdini and/or Nuke and/or Autodesk Maya
  • Expert knowledge of Python
  • ftrack or similar asset management system
  • PySide and/or PyQt
  • Animation Pipeline via Alembic
  • Render Farm Software (tractor or similar)
  • Deployment and update of Applications, Plugins and Env Vars
  • git
  • Ability to manage personal workload as-well as advising and liaising with other members of the TD team
  • Confident problem solver
  • Ability to ‘ bridge ‘ knowledge gaps between departments
  • Proactive approach to researching & adopting new tools

Preferable Skills

  • Rounded knowledge of all departments requirements and workflow from animation / lookdev / fx / rendering / compositing.
  • C++ compiling experience, (for extension / plugin release building)
  • General TD debugging skills
  • mysql, mariadb in coherence with sqlalchemy

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2-5 Years experience of pipeline development in a production studio.

Duration: Permanent
Start date: Immediately

Apply!

Character FX/Cloth/Hair TD – VFX/Cinematic’s – Stockholm

Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group is looking to recruit a Character FX TD for a multitude of projects. Within our group we produce everything from VFX for feature film to cinematics and in-engine animation for AAA games using both Performance capture and Key-framing techniques. As a Character FX TD you are responsible for developing deformations and simulations while working closely with our in-house Rigging and Pipeline TD‘s to maximize production efficiency and optimizing our workflows.

Required qualifications

  • Advanced Python scripting ability
  • A good understanding of how to achieve realistic character deformations

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge of Maya nHair, Yeti and or Houdini Hair
  • Knowledge of Marvellous Designer for Cloth Simulation
  • Knowledge of simulating muscle, tendons and fascia tissues.
Apply!

Mid Level Compositor – London

Based in our Soho studio reporting to the Comp Supervisor and/or VFX Supervisor.
Be team orientated, motivated with a can-do attitude and be able to work a brief and resolve shot-specific challenges independently.
Be a good communicator and able to troubleshoot logically.
Work on multiple projects.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK TO BE CONSIDERED.

Required qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in a VFX facility in film and/or high end TV
  • Advanced proficiency in Nuke (essential)
  • Strong understanding of photographic principles and CG compositing techniques (essential)
  • Proven experience working on high-end projects within a film post-production environment
  • Must be able to integrate separate live-action and computer-generated elements

Desired qualifications

  • ftrack
Apply!

FX Artists – Stockholm

Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group is looking to recruit FX artists for several projects (both feature films and Game cinematics for AAA games). We are especially looking for artists with good experience of creating water and destruction effects.

Required qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of Houdini
  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment
Apply!

Lighting / Lookdev Artists – Stockholm

Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group is looking to recruit Lighting and Lookdev artists for several projects (both feature films and Game cinematics for AAA games). We are especially looking for artists with good experience of creating water effects.

Required qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of Vray and Houdini
  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment
Apply!

Junior Systems Support – London

We have a vacancy for a Junior Systems Support Engineer for our new facility in London. The role offers the successful candidate potential to advance their technical skills, plus experience with state-of-the-art technology and an opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues. If you have a sharp technical mind, enjoy computing and want to be a part of some very high profile productions, then this is the place for you.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide friendly face to face and phone support for VFX Artists and Production using Linux, Windows and Mac
  • Work closely with the Systems/Technology team in Stockholm to maintain a unified technology
  • Help troubleshoot local application issues, OS issues, networking problems and login issues.
  • Perform software installs.
  • Set up, move and install workstations to meet production requirements.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and RMA workstation hardware.
  • Calibrate artist monitors.
  • Render wrangling
  • Various ad-hoc project work.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • 1+ years experience working in a Systems/IT support position.
  • Knowledge and a keen interest in computer hardware and systems technology.
  • Knowledge of Linux including command line.
  • Knowledge of Windows including installation and configuration.
  • An understanding of servers, networking, storage and render systems for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Excellent people skills and a desire to be part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and able to work under pressure.
  • An ability to prioritise workload and respond quickly to important issues.
  • Enthusiastic with a commitment to learn.
  • Programming or scripting experience a bonus
  • Experience of troubleshooting creative programs such as Maya, Nuke or Photoshop.

Education/Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related area would be an absolute benefit.
Apply!

Executive Producer – Stockholm / London

We are looking for an Executive Producer, to help develop and expand our existing network of clients. You will be based in Sweden (possibly part-time in London) and have the world as your workplace. We´re looking for someone experienced in CG production, VFX and animation or game development with a management background. As an Executive Producer with Bläck you are responsible for sales, fostering and developing client relationships. You will also play an executive production role ensuring projects stay within budget and assuring the highest quality levels on all your projects.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Identify and connect with potential clients. Build new and entertain existing client relationships.
  • Be responsible for pitching and bidding together with our team of creatives and producers.
  • Ensure that production schedules, budget and quality targets are met.
  • Take part in developing, planning and executing company marketing strategies.
  • Represent Black Studios at international game shows and expos.

Candidate Requirements

  • 5+ years relevant work experience ideally as an Executive Producer.
  • Prior leadership experience including significant exposure to senior levels of management.
  • Proven track record in building business relationships and generating business.
  • Adaptability and ability to collaborate and lead a team.
  • Enjoys an interactive and agile work environment.
  • Creative and sharp business sense with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to project manage and work effectively under deadlines.
  • Ability to travel internationally (at least once every month)
Apply!

Senior Rigging TD – VFX/Cinematic’s – Stockholm

Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group is looking to recruit a Senior Rigging TD for a multitude of projects. Within our group we produce everything from VFX for feature film to cinematics and in-engine animation for AAA games using both Performance capture and Key-framing techniques. As a Senior Rigging TD you are responsible for developing deformation and control riggs for the animation team while working closely with our in-house Rigging and Pipeline TD’s to maximize production efficiency and optimizing the user experience.

Required qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of realistic character/creature rigging & developing custom rigs
  • Vast experience working with motion capture
  • Expert knowledge of Maya
  • High proficiency in technical problem solving
  • Advanced Python scripting ability
  • A good understanding of anatomy and human/creature motion
  • A good understanding of how to achieve realistic character deformations
  • Good communication skills and experience working in a team environment
  • A desire to push animation to new levels of believability

Desired qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of character setup in Motionbuilder and its integration with Maya
  • Experience working with facial rigg development and facial motion capture
  • Experience developing riggs for real-time engines
  • Experience developing cartoon animation riggs
  • Good experience setting up nCloth and or other Cloth simulations.
Apply!