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Senior Motion Designer
Spinifex Group
Hong Kong

Spinifex Group Hong Kong is actively seeking a talented Senior Motion Designer to join our unique, bright and enterprising team. We work in a non-conformed world, across a variety of projects and formats in a global market. Pushing our tools to the limit, we are constantly seeking better ways to expand our world-class reputation.

We are looking for someone who’s motion graphics skills are outstanding, and possess a strong design eye, with an intuitive sense of timing and excellent communication skills. You must be able to deliver more than just tricks, and compositing; we are looking for a bit of magic!!!!

You will be collaborating with a team including a Creative Directors and Motion and 3D Designers, encouraged to work unsupervised and contribute more than just movement to a project, you will have the ability to inject clever ideas.

We will expect an open mind and a willingness to soak up our unique culture, and in return you will be able to stamp your skill and talent on a variety of work.

You are a strong communicator and can direct other designers and operators around you; with a smart approach to your work you understand limits when required.

AFX is the heart of our motion department, where we can truly say we are experts with a passion for pushing the boundaries taking our skills to an international stage; this is a “hands on“ role all the way.

Editing and 3D knowledge and experience although not essential would be a welcome bonus.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented motion designer in an environment that rewards excellence; if this sounds like your perfect world we would love to meet you!

 

Job Overview

  • To create and collaborate on the production of 2D motion graphics and 3D animation for the various requirements of the company.
  • This includes design, creation of assets, bringing them to life, modeling, animation, editing, outputting and delivering high quality and innovative motion graphic content.

  

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Collaborating with the Senior creatives in producing motion graphic and 3D content
  • Where applicable, producing motion graphics and 3D content from concept to delivery
  • Working on multiple projects concurrently, balancing time constraints whilst maintaining quality
  • Understanding the production pipeline and keeping the deadlines
  • Encoding, converting and editing videos and graphical sequences
  • Keeping abreast of new technologies and techniques to deliver cutting edge work
  • Understanding brands and producing work of a suitable style
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required

 

Personal Specification 

Job Specific Skills and Attributes

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the industry.
  • Strong animation experience and feeling for timing.
  • Strong Adobe After Effects skills with demonstrable experience in motion graphics
  • Strong Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Strong creative thinking, exhibiting a range or varied styles and techniques
  • Ability to create high quality content from a constrained brief with short deadlines
  • Good understanding of video formats, compression techniques and format requirements/constraints
  • Experience with customized formats for projections and large screen content
  • Fluent in English and Chinese.

Preferred Requirements

  • Good Autodesk Maya or C4D package skills, including modeling, texturing and animation
  • Adobe Premiere skills
  • Adobe Audition or similar skills
  • An artistic background with extensive portfolio
  • Experience with a variety of AE 3rd party motion graphic plugins (i.e Trapcode Suite)
  • Experience in the event and exhibition industry
  • Experience with interactive content creation and tools (Max MSP, Unity, CCC and processing) can be plus

 

 


Back-end Engineer
Spinifex Group

We are looking for a talented back end engineer to join our Los Angeles team. You should be comfortable working on RESTful APIs and combining distributed cloud servers and on-premise infrastructure. You have a strong grasp of REST API and adhere closely to REST principles. You're comfortable with in-depth command line Linux administration and database driven applications.

We’re looking for someone who can take ownership of a module or project depending on experience. We expect you to contribute at a high level and be an active voice in shaping our applications.

Skills & Requirements

•         Strong grasp of at least one of several backend languages - Java, Python, PHP

•         Extensive experience in building maintainable, high-performance, database driven applications

•         Strong experience in relational (MySQL, PostgresQL) and/or document oriented databases (NoSQL, MongoDB)

•         Thorough practice with version control and best practices in Git

•         Strong grasp of shell scripting for linux

•         Thorough knowledge of deployments using systems like Capistrano

•         You must be comfortable working in an Agile environment with daily standups, JIRA, Confluence documentation.

•         Ability to work as a significant contributor, sometimes with limited guidance

•         Continuous Integration/Deployment (Jenkins, Travis, Wercker), automated tests, and package builds

•         Able to quickly learn new software and technologies

•         Experience working with third party REST APIs (eg Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

•         Must be extremely organized and pragmatic to serve as the conduit for interaction with external developers

•         Must have clear, efficient communication skills and be effective at explaining technical issues

Bonus points for experience with:

•         Docker (Compose, Swarm etc)

•         Nodejs

•         Amazon Web Services and administrating cloud infrastructure

•         DevOps & Infrastructure automation (Ansible, Salt, Puppet, Chef)

About Spinifex

Spinifex is a company that started in Sydney, AUS and eventually made the long boat ride to the new world. We don’t have cubicles or a dress code, we just focus on what’s important to our company and our clients.

WHERE CREATIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY MERGE

Do you dream of a career in experiential marketing, taking advantage of the latest technology and collaborating with a team of talented graphic designers and developers? The Spinifex Group is a multidisciplinary creative team based in Sydney with offices in Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York and Detroit. We design and produce content for digital and physical environments all over the world, including major events and exhibitions, museums, experience centers, live performance and corporate clients.

Spinifex was a hybrid agency before it became a thing. We are a passionate global team of creatives, strategists, designers, animators, developers, producers, technologists and operational technicians, who are the finest innovators and leaders from around the world. What that means is we not only come up with great ideas for our clients, we bring them to life too and we do it all in-house.

We tell stories on an epic scale, delivering powerful experiences on some of the worlds biggest stages such as the Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics as well. We harness the skills we have developed to help brands such as VW, Pepsi, Lexus connect with consumers in immersive and imaginative ways.

Spinifex is one of eleven agencies that make up the Project: WorldWide family. A smart agency model built on the principal of collaboration and made up of a powerful network of global talent.


Front-end Engineer
Spinifex Group
We are looking for a talented cross platform interactive developer to join our Los Angeles team. You’ll be coding standalone and mobile interactive applications for tradeshows, while helping shape our products and platforms. You should feel comfortable developing graphically heavy front end applications as well as light back end CMS systems.

We’re not looking for a single language developer. We’re looking for someone that can transition between multiple languages in a single day (Javascript, HTML, Sass, Unity and SQL).

We’re looking for someone who can take ownership of a module or project depending on experience. We expect you to contribute at a high level and be an active voice in shaping our applications.

Skills & Requirements

•         In-depth knowledge of the JavaScript framework of your choice (Angular 1.5+, React, Vue etc.)

•         Extensive experience in building maintainable, animated, well structured client-side applications

•         Expert knowledge in at least two of the following: HTML, compiled CSS, JavaScript, Unity3D

•         Ability to work as a significant contributor, sometimes with limited guidance

•         Able to quickly learn new software and technologies

•         Demonstrated knowledge of DVCS, primarily Git

•         Experience working with third party REST APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

•         Must have clear, efficient communication skills and be effective at explaining technical issues

Bonus points for experience with:

•         Mobile app development (e.g. iOS / Objective-C / WIndows Metro)

•         Experience working with MySQL

•         Experience working with command-line Node.js, Gulp and/or Webpack

•         Amazon Web Services

•         Gulp, box2d, and canvas elements

•         Strong grasp of backend language(s) (JavaScript, PHP, Python)

About Spinifex

Spinifex is a company that started in Sydney, AUS and eventually made the long boat ride to the new world. We don’t have cubicles or a dress code, we just focus on what’s important to our company and our clients.

WHERE CREATIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY MERGE

Do you dream of a career in experiential marketing, taking advantage of the latest technology and collaborating with a team of talented graphic designers and developers? The Spinifex Group is a multidisciplinary creative team based in Sydney with offices in Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York and Detroit. We design and produce content for digital and physical environments all over the world, including major events and exhibitions, museums, experience centers, live performance and corporate clients.

Spinifex was a hybrid agency before it became a thing. We are a passionate global team of creatives, strategists, designers, animators, developers, producers, technologists and operational technicians, who are the finest innovators and leaders from around the world. What that means is we not only come up with great ideas for our clients, we bring them to life too and we do it all in-house.

We tell stories on an epic scale, delivering powerful experiences on some of the worlds biggest stages such as the Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics as well. We harness the skills we have developed to help brands such as VW, Pepsi, Lexus connect with consumers in immersive and imaginative ways.

Spinifex is one of thirteen agencies that make up the Project: WorldWide family. A smart agency model built on the principal of collaboration and made up of a powerful network of global talent.

www.spinifexgroup.com
Data Manager
Spinifex Group

We are looking for an experienced full-time data manager to expand and maintain our database and API data streams.  The projects delivered by Spinifex often required a data collection, analytics, and final data delivery to our clients.  These automated systems require ongoing attention to maintain data integrity and client deliverables.  Information gathers ranges from aggregated anonymous user metrics tracking of our many interactives, to encrypted user data to be delivered to client CRM systems.

 

Responsibilities:

·     Daily monitoring of incoming and outgoing  data streams

·     Query, modify and export data sets for delivery to client CRM systems

·     Manage schedule of data delivery dates and specifications

·     Confer with QA team on data delverable specifications and guidelines

·     Assist development team on data architecture and delivery requirements

·     Validate incoming data to ensure it meets required specificaitons

 

Qualifications:

·     Highly organized individual that can keep track of project schedules to know when data should be delivered and ensure it done on time and to spec

·     Expert in SQL (MySQL, NoSQL)

·     Experience handling large data sets (up to 1,000,000 records)

·     Experience with using REST APIs

·     Working knowledge of at least one back end scripting language (PHP, Python, R)

·     Experience in Agile development pipeline methodologies using JIRA


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