Motion Capture Stage Technician II (Petaluma- onsite 5 days/week) at 2K (San Francisco, CA)

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Employer Provided Salary: $87,000-$100,000 Annually
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Who We Are

We are 2K Mocap - a lean, efficient motion capture studio that produces mocap, audio, and video assets for our developers and clients across two motion capture stages. We take great pride in our ability to capture, clean, solve, retarget, and deliver truly remarkable amounts of data at the highest quality. We work closely with developers and artists to acquire mocap data, audio, and video assets. We operate a state-of-the-art system, test and implement new technology, and pride ourselves at being the best in our field. We foster a professional environment based on integrity, constructive motivation, efficiency, true collaboration, and problem solving.

2K is a major video game developer and publisher and is known for bringing creative and captivating IP to the market, including some of today’s most well-known and critically acclaimed franchises like: NBA 2K, Borderlands, WWE 2K, Bioshock, Marvel Midnight Suns, LEGO 2K Drive, XCOM and Sid Meier’s Civilization.

This position will be based onsite in Petaluma 5 days/week. This is not a remote opportunity. 

Who We Think Will Be a Great Fit

  • You have an aptitude for learning while taking and giving direction tactfully.
  • You value a positive attitude, comradery and are detail oriented.
  • You have a solid understanding of MotionBuilder and Maya.
  • You have experience operating a motion capture system (OptiTrack or Vicon).
  • You have an understanding of acquisition and post production pipelines.
  • You stay focused, proactive, and alert in a busy atmosphere always looking for ways to improve efficiency under tight deadlines.
  • You are comfortable interacting with talent (actors and athletes), and developers/clients.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Constantly striving to keep abreast of the next generation of mocap pipelines and processes excites you.
  • You are able to stay calm under pressure.
  • You understand the importance of teamwork.
  • You are comfortable moving sets, mounting cameras, and contributing to overall upkeep of the studio.
  • Experience in game development is a plus.
  • You have an understanding and ability to adapt to shifting priorities or plans on set.

What You Will Do

You will learn from knowledgeable industry professionals how to operate our equipment and execute our pipelines with respect to body, audio and facial data. You will also contribute to the daily tasks of the performance capture process and daily upkeep of the studio including:

  • Data quality assurance.
  • Calibrating and operating the capture system and ROM Volume.
  • Markering the talent and facilitating flow of morning operations.
  • Maintenance and optimization of the mocap volume, our equipment, and wardrobe.
  • Setting up and breaking down sets.
  • Making and markering props.
  • Shoot preparation for various projects.
  • Assist in facilitating a shoot day from talent suit up, through a range of motion, to supporting their performances on the stage and everything in between.
  • Communicating statuses of talent and assets to the Stage team during a shoot day.
  • Real Time actor and props streaming on set.
  • Facial capture acquisition and maintenance of the HMC equipment.
  • Stage documentation upkeep.

What Will Make You A Great Fit

  • 2+ years motion capture industry experience or related internship. Experience on stage is preferred.
  • Experience with optical motion capture.
  • Experience with either Vicon Blade or OptiTrack Motive.
  • You have installed, aimed, and calibrated motion capture cameras.
  • Education in the field of 3D Animation or Motion Capture.
  • Participation in setting up a mocap system is a plus.
  • Proficient with Autodesk MotionBuilder and Maya- able to stream motion capture data in real time.
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine is a plus.
  • Knowledge audio editing, motion capture data cleaning, and programming are a plus.

This position will be based onsite in Petaluma 5 days/week. This is not a remote opportunity. 

The pay range for this position in Petaluma, CA at the start of employment is expected to be between $87,000.00 and $100,000.00 per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts.


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An Insider's view of 2K

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.


Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development

What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!


Motion Capture Animator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.


Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.


Technical Director

What are 2K Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
2K provides weekly catering on Wednesdays.
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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