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3D Animator

Snap, Inc Full-Time  Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 4 May 2023
3d animator

Job Description

We’re looking for a passionate 3D Animator to create character rigs and beautiful character animations for Augmented Reality. Working from an Amsterdam office, you’ll work in close collaboration with colleagues in Partnership, Studio, VFX, Creative Engineers, Concept Design in addition to various other Snap teams around the world to deliver the best AR experiences to our strategic partners and snapchat users. Ideal 3d animators for this role will have an extensive understanding and interest in concepts/deliverables as well as generate high-impact and innovative results.

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and it’s AR glasses, Spectacles.

The Lens team creatively applies cutting-edge technology to bring products like Face Lenses, World Lenses, and Snapabbles to life for the more than 175 million people using AR daily on Snapchat. This team of designers, data scientists, and product and program managers are passionate about helping Snapchatters around the globe experience the magic of AR in their everyday worlds.

You will be engaged in the development and growing lenses community by participating in partner programs designed for educational establishments, community creators, agencies etc.

What the 3D Animator will do:

  • Create high quality animation for Augmented Reality.
  • Bring the most innovative concepts to life and help push the boundaries of Augmented Reality.
  • Rig and Animation of 3D Characters and props in Maya.
  • Bring Animations into Lens Studio for development.
  • Diagnose and fix problems related to animation processes.
  • Support and identify animation pain points related to rigging and skinning.
  • Support the development of tools that optimize animation processes.
  • Develop specific requirements for character models, rigs, controls, and tools for efficient character animation.
  • Collaborate with character storyboard artists, modelers, VFX artists, prototypers, and engineers.
  • Creating guidelines and documentation for animation needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A self-starter, collaborator, and team player;
  • Practical experience creating 3D animation and rig in Maya;
  • Ability to work under circumstances when briefing details are not clear (or frequently changing);

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in 3D animator design
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • After Effects knowledge will be a plus;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently;
  • Knowledge of Lens Studio will be a huge plus.

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

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 parental 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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