We’re Hiring: Senior – 3D Animator

Senior 3D Animator: Job Description
Meditech Communications, a leading biomedical visualization studio, is seeking a highly skilled and multifaceted 3D Animator to join our team. We’re looking for a Maya master who can ease in and out like a cat burglar and cheat curves like a formula one racer. Leadership in a studio environment is a big plus. Our ideal candidate is a strong creative with excellent communication skills. This position reports to our Creative Director and works with a talented team of modelers, riggers, look dev artists, and compositors to bring our projects to life.

We are a small, tight knit studio with a dozen or so employees so your contribution will make a big impact. You’ll have the opportunity to work on high profile projects for Fortune 500 companies. Our space is comfortable and the atmosphere is casual. Dedication, passion and ambition are key, but so is a balanced life. We don’t expect nor want you to live at the office. Meditech features a modern comfortable office space, collaborative environment and opportunity to be part of a leading animation team. Benefits include competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, PTO, retirement, and flexible scheduling.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a world-class team to create some of the most compelling and engaging bio-medical animations in the market
  • Follow the production pipeline, naming conventions, and folder structure as it exists today while looking for new ways to improve quality and increase efficiency
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, Technical Director, and the production team to create dynamic engaging 3D animations
  • Animate rigged models and handoff for rendering
  • Translate storyboards and scripts into 3D scenes
  • Consult on scoping animation needs for potential projects
  • Critique and mentor work of junior team members
  • Develop, and manage 3D models, assets, and animations from start to finish
  • Be positive and open-minded to implement internal and client feedback in an iterative process

Requirements

  • Advanced skills in 3D animation
  • Strong proficiency with Maya
  • Exceptional application of motion, timing, and composition
  • Strong understanding of production pipeline/animation workflows with a high level of attention to detail
  • Proven ability to be self-sufficient and proactive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work closely in a collaborative team setting
  • Desire to learn, grow and take on new responsibilities

Preferred:

  • 7+ years professional experience in a studio environment
  • BFA, MFA, art degree, or equivalent experience as a 3D Artist
  • Experience with product animation
  • Competency with After Effects and the basic principles of compositing
  • Rigging experience is a plus
  • Experience with V-Ray is a plus
  • Experience with Zbrush is a plus
  • Lighting/texturing experience is a plus
  • Network render submission experience is a plus

Please reply to careers@gomeditech.com with a resume and/or cover letter. Applicants must submit an online demo reel to be considered. All applications will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. This is a full-time on-site position.

We’re Hiring – 3D Compositor

3D Compositor – Job Description

Meditech Communications, a leading biomedical visualization studio, is seeking a highly skilled and multifaceted 3D compositor to join our team. We’re looking for someone who has After Effects compositing experience in a studio environment. Our ideal candidate is a strong creative with good design instincts and a big-picture vision of how an animation comes together. They’ll be able to manipulate layer modes and stack effects like a wizard. This position works alongside our Lead Compositor and the whole animation team. We’re looking for someone who will learn and grow while teaching others.

We are a small, tight knit studio with a dozen or so employees so your contribution will make a big impact. You’ll have the opportunity to work on high profile projects for Fortune 500 companies. Our space is comfortable and the atmosphere is casual. Dedication, passion and ambition are key, but so is a balanced life. We don’t expect nor want you to live at the office. Meditech features a modern comfortable office space, collaborative environment and opportunity to be part of a leading animation team. Benefits include competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, PTO, retirement, and flexible scheduling.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a world-class team to create some of the most compelling and engaging medical animation in the market
  • Follow the production pipeline as it exists today while looking for new ways to improve quality and increase efficiency
  • Create high quality digital composites and visual effects using Adobe After Effects
  • Create new and interesting typographical treatments
  • Create dynamic visual effects to seamlessly integrate into 3D footage
  • Integrate all elements including rendered footage, music, SFX, VFX, and motion graphics to create polished refined animations
  • Quality control your own work and the work of others in the pipeline
  • Be positive and open minded to implement internal and client feedback on projects
  • Work with other artists in the continual improvement of processes and pipeline

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency in After Effects and the principles of compositing
  • Solid understanding of color theory, design, composition, typography, motion, and timing
  • Strong understanding of production pipeline/animation workflows with a high level of attention to detail
  • Proven ability to be self-sufficient and proactive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work closely in a collaborative team setting
  • Ability to understand and translate a client’s brand standards and apply in a real-world setting

Preferred

  • BFA, MFA, art degree, or equivalent experience as a 3D Artist
  • 3+ years of Production experience in a 3D studio environment
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling/animation in Maya
  • Experience with V-Ray is a plus
  • Experience exporting cameras from Maya to After Effects
  • Well versed in Adobe Suite (PS, AI) – strong design skills

Please reply to careers@gomeditech.com with a resume and/or cover letter. Applicants must submit an online demo reel to be considered. All applications will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. This is a full-time on-site position.

We’re hiring – Animation Technical Director/Rigger

Technical Director/Rigger Job Description

Meditech Communications, a leading medical animation studio, is seeking a highly skilled and multifaceted Technical Director/Rigger. We’re looking for someone who has hands-on technical abilities, creative and design instincts, and big-picture vision with a focus on rigging and animation. This role is split between rigging/technical direction and general animation.

We are a small company with a dozen or so employees so your contribution will make a big impact. You’ll have the opportunity to work on high profile projects for Fortune 500 companies. Our space is comfortable and the atmosphere is casual. Dedication, passion and ambition are key, but so is a balanced life. We don’t expect nor want you to live at the office. Meditech features a modern comfortable office space, collaborative environment and opportunity to be part of a leading animation team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to create balanced solutions to technical needs
  • Build, test, and create rigs for anatomical and medical device actions
  • Create fluid and particle simulations
  • Contribute to the production process primarily though rigging, but also modeling and animation as needed
  • Support the animation team with MEL and Python scripting to create solutions to common problems and efficiencies
  • Troubleshoot and fix technical issues in Maya related to animation
  • Evaluate motion needs of a project and provide time estimates for technical aspects
  • Work with other technical artists and tool developers in the continual improvement of processes and pipeline
  • Develop new cutting-edge solutions to improve workflows and processes
  • Ownership of production team software, versions, and updates
  • Evaluate alternative software or hardware solutions to improve production

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Maya with strong understanding of rigging, skinning, particle systems, and related technologies
  • Ability to construct/deconstruct the mechanics of a device and understand its physics
  • Excellent understanding of production pipeline/ animation workflows with a high level of attention to detail
  • Proven ability to be self-sufficient and be proactive in preventing/solving production issues
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work closely in a collaborative team setting
  • Passion for creative problem solving and debugging

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art or Animation
  • 7+ years of Production experience in a 3D studio environment
  • MEL and Python scripting experience
  • Ability to create and edit C++ plugins for Maya
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling/animation
  • Unity, VR and AR experience
  • Experience with render farm submission workflow (local or cloud-based)
  • V-ray experience
  • After Effects experience

Please reply to careers@gomeditech.com with a resume and/or cover letter, and applicant MUST provide links to any on-line examples of your work. All applications will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. This is a full-time on-site position.

3D Animation Experience

This post is a quick reference guide to the 3D animations we’ve developed over the years. When we meet with clients they often don’t know the extent of our experience in developing 3D animation.

Here’s a PARTIAL list:

CARDIAC RHYTHM / EP:
Ablation Products for Arrhythmias
Ablation Products for Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Stabilization
Cardiac Mapping Products
Cardiac Monitors
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Systems
Electrosurgical Products
External Defibrillators
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Systems
Pacing Systems
Remote Monitoring
Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

ABLATION / SURGICAL
Aortic Stents
Blood Management and Diagnostics
Cardiopulmonary Products
Electrosurgical Products
Extracorporeal Life Support (LVAD)
Heart Valves/Replacement
Surgical Valve Repair
Revascularization Products

CARDIOLOGY:
Ablation Devices
Blood Management and Diagnostics
Cardiopulmonary Products
Electrosurgical Products
Extracorporeal Life Support (LVAD)
Heart Valves/Replacement
Surgical Valve Repair
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Revascularization Products
Transradial Devices

CARDIOVASCULAR:
Chronic Total Occlusion Devices
Coronary Stents
Coronary Balloons
Coronary Catheters
Coronary Guidewires & Accessories
Directional Atherectomy Systems
Drug-Coated Balloons
Embolic Protection Devices
Guidewires
Infusion Therapy Products
Peripheral and Biliary Stents
Peripheral Embolization Products
PTA Balloons
Support Catheters

NEOROLOGY & NEUROMODULATION:
Deep Brain Stimulation Systems
Stroke Protection Devices
Sacral Neuromodulation Systems
Spinal Cord Neurostimulation Systems

ORTHOPEDIC & SPINAL
Ankle Repair Devices
Bone and Fracture Repair Devices
Hip Replacement Systems
Knee Replacement Systems
Pelvis Repair
Scoliosis Surgery
Spine and Disc Surgery
Spinal Cord Neurostimulation Systems
Surgical Imaging Systems
Surgical Navigation Systems

This list is by no means complete. Over the past 25-years Meditech has developed animations for hundreds of medical devices… although some never achieved commercialization. Our extensive medical knowledge; combined with our library of 3D anatomical and device models, results in efficiency and cost savings for clients.