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for new, sharp, driven, and skilled creatures to bring our projects to life, blurring the lines between art and technology to engage an audience with something they’ve never experienced before.

Open Positions

Animal Repair Shop (ARS) is a new mixed reality entertainment studio founded by a team of Alternate Reality Gaming industry veterans. We create immersive, connected and personal experiences, and love bringing new forms of audience engagement to life in fun and unexpected ways. Our original projects span film, television, location-based entertainment, AR/VR, publishing, gaming and mobile—bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds, as well as storytelling and gaming.

Senior Brand and Marketing Producer

ARS is looking for an experienced Sr. Creative Producer to handle studio and product branding, valuable IP and licensing fulfillment, and social and marketing for its cutting-edge projects. This person is responsible for developing and executing consumer engagement strategies for ARS products in development, and must ensure that ARS successfully connects with consumers across a variety of marketing platforms, both digital and traditional.

The Sr. Brand and Marketing Producer is also the primary interface between ARS and its world-class IP, brand and social partners; facilitating clear communication between IP brand management and ARS ensures the successful execution of best in class products. This position will also establish social protocols for ARS branded and partner integrated channels for communications and marketing.

The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator; a self-starter who is highly organized, enjoys regularly interfacing with people, and is comfortable working closely with multiple product teams in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience producing high profile projects in the entertainment industry
  • Professional marketing and/or brand management experience
  • World-class people skills
  • Previous success helping products accurately reflect IP and brand pillars
  • State of the art knowledge of social media platforms and their business best practices
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Responsibilities

  • Report directly to CEO
  • Work closely with Sr. Creative Producer, Product to ensure all aspects of project are progressing on time and in scope
  • Develop intimate knowledge of a project’s scope and clearly communicate its content and goals to external business partners
  • Maintain relationships with IP stakeholders and investors, keeping all parties informed and updated on project status while helping identify questions and concerns
  • On-location IP/Brand Partner meetings as allowed/needed
  • Develop overall product marketing plans
  • Strategize, execute and maintain Kickstarter accounts

Preferences

  • Familiarity with the intellectual property (IP) review process
  • Enjoys and understands puzzles and problem solving activities
  • Experience developing crowdfunding campaigns
  • Is a decisive individual comfortable taking the initiative and making decisions

Location

  • Remote
  • On-location IP/Brand Partner meetings as needed/allowed

Benefits

  • Health / Vision / Dental
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

To apply, send your CV or resumé to [email protected]

3D Artist/Animator Generalist

ARS is looking for a talented 3D Artist and Animator, with experience modeling, rigging, skinning, lighting and animating complex characters for real-time rendered content platforms.

The ideal candidate should be passionate about creating next-generation immersive experiences.

Qualifications

  • 5+ Years of professional experience creating 3D assets for games, simulations or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of 3D modeling and animation software, such as Maya, 3DS Max, Rhino, Z-Brush, etc.
  • Has experience in Unity
  • A detail-oriented mindset with excellent visualization skills
  • Extensive knowledge of 3D character design, rigging, skinning, etc
  • Deep experience animating 3D characters
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Responsibilities

  • Work with Art and Interactive team to design, conceptualize, and model original 3D characters and objects
  • Develop, light and animate both linear and interactive scenes
  • Translate 2D sketches into 3D objects
  • Take feedback and make changes as required
  • Work with the engineering and design teams to ensure 3D assets function well within the requirements of the delivery platform

Preferences

  • Experience creating assets for AR/VR a plus
  • Experience creating textures for 3D objects and characters
  • BFA or BS in related field

Location

  • Remote

Benefits

  • Health / Vision / Dental
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

To apply, send your CV or resumé to [email protected]

Mobile AR Engineer

ARS is looking for an Augmented Reality (AR) Engineer who is passionate about creating next-generation immersive experiences.

Qualifications

  • 3-5+ Years of creating and delivering professional game, simulation or similar application projects
  • Advanced knowledge of the Unity Game Engine and Editor
  • Extensive experience creating Unity-based applications for AR and/or VR platforms
  • Experience with Unity AR Foundation
  • Extensive experience debugging and optimizing Unity applications
  • Advanced C# skills with the ability to write performant code
  • Objective-C or Swift proficiency
  • Java or Kotlin proficiency
  • Ability to both think high-level and be detail oriented
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience working with a team of developers, artists and technical leads
  • Proficiency with Git and GitHub
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Responsibilities

  • Development for greenfield gaming platform
  • Work with Unity’s AR Foundation to build cross-platform experiences
  • Work closely with the User Experience Design Team to design and implement new concepts and features
  • Work closely with the Platform Engineering team to design and integrate internal and external APIs
  • Produce code that is clear and concise, and consistent with best-in-class coding standards
  • Deliver in accordance with prescribed deadlines, on time and with high quality
  • Self-manage and work in an environment of high autonomy
  • Solve specific 3D spatial data challenges using 3D geometry mathematics and 3D tools
  • Ability to test and deploy code to both iOS and Android platforms
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Work closely with the rest of the engineering team on a day to day basis
  • Document new features for both internal and external reference

Preferences

  • Experience writing documentation
  • Proficiency in 3D Mathematics
  • 3D Modeling knowledge
  • A thorough understanding of application development from design to deployment
  • Strong understanding of AR UX design principles
  • Agile methodology experience
  • Android experience
  • iOS experience a plus

Location

  • Remote

Benefits

  • Health / Vision / Dental
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

To apply, send your CV or resumé to [email protected]

Visual Designer

ARS is looking for a versatile and experienced Visual Designer who is comfortable creating art in a wide-variety of styles; from modern and edgy, to commercial, to family-focused. Given the nature of ARS’s mixed-reality projects, the designer must also be comfortable creating assets for a variety of needs.

The ideal candidate can work in both print and digital mediums, and should have a special love and fascination with typography.

Qualifications

  • Mastery of the tools and techniques of traditional visual arts
  • Professional visual design experience
  • A background in digital art production
  • Mastery of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Must have contributed art to a completed interactive project of significant size and complexity

Responsibilities

  • Report to and work directly with the VP of Visual Design to develop an art style that supports and enhances the vision of the Project Creative Director
  • Create production art assets including but not limited to: concept art, style-guides, digital paintings, 3D textures, motion-graphic animations, marketing materials and interactive interface elements.
  • Partner with ARS technical and production resources to create visual assets that function within the requirements and limitations of the project’s target platform(s)
  • Work with the Creative Producer to deliver assets in accordance with the project’s schedule

Preferences

  • Experience with digital animation and compositing tools, such as Adobe After Effects or Adobe Animate or Flash
  • Professional Experience with popular 3D modeling, animation and texturing software

Location

  • Remote

Benefits

  • Health / Vision / Dental
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

To apply, send your CV or resumé to [email protected]

Interaction Designer

ARS is looking for an Interaction Designer who can create quickly, ideate and wireframe unique interactive experiences.

The ideal candidate has experience with creating, testing and level balancing. They must be well-organized and have great attention to detail – along with an understanding of how story can be incorporated into puzzles and gameplay. This role interfaces with the VP of Interaction and Game Design on a daily basis to walk through and massage mechanics and experience flow.

Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of level design experience
  • Avid player of puzzles and games
  • A firm understanding of a variety of game mechanics and genres
  • Experience with ideating, rapid prototyping and developing innovative gameplay
  • Examples of published games/puzzles/interactives, in a variety of media formats
  • Experience with designing game interface and controls
  • Proven track record of creating interactive experiences for top-tier brands/IP
  • Previous experience of level design for a commercial entertainment product
  • Firm understanding of UX design principles
  • Able to improve existing game mechanics
  • Able to take direction
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Work well with a fast-paced schedule
  • QA experience
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Responsibilities

  • Research and development of cutting edge gameplay and technologies
  • Work closely with the UX/Experience Design Team to design and optimize features
  • Self-manage and work in an environment of high autonomy
  • Support VP of Interaction as needed
  • Interact regularly with the Design, Visual, Engineering, and Production teams

Preferences

  • Experience in game and design documentation
  • Experience in presenting interaction concepts
  • Proficiency in clear wireframing of interface flow
  • A thorough understanding of application development from design to deployment
  • Experience with Adobe CC for visualization of interaction concepts
  • Knowledge of current content trends in AR/VR, social and interactive technologies

Location

  • Remote

Benefits

  • Health / Vision / Dental
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

To apply, send your CV or resumé to [email protected]