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Troll is a visual effects house based in Finland, known for producing high quality content for feature films, TV series and commercials. We are committed to delivering our clients the best possible quality and coming up with solutions to seemingly impossible tasks.

We offer a chance to work on a world-class project in a friendly, fun and creative work environment. We have offices in two cities: Helsinki and Tampere. Come join our team here in beautiful Finland! We have the cleanest air, thousands of lakes, best education and the happiest people. We think you’ll love it here too!

2021-08-30

Systems administrator

 
We are looking for a Systems administrator to join our growing team of film Visual Effects professionals at our Tampere office. The role will be responsible of company IT infrastructure. This is an exciting opportunity to work in Film / VFX Industry and be part of a creative and resourceful team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Windows / Linux Systems Administrator (Hardware / Software)
    • Render farm computer deployment, maintenance & setup (Deadline)
    • Technical support and general troubleshooting for commercial and custom applications on all platforms
    • Storage administration (cleanup, rsyncs etc)
    • Installs and manages software licenses / license servers
    • Infrastructure maintenance of all Windows / Linux servers
    • firewall and switch configuration when needed
    • General I.T. support and maintenance duties

     

    JOB REQUIREMENTS
     

      • 5+ years experience as a system administrator. Should have understanding of the Linux/windows/mac co-environment
      • Experience managing high-performance network-attached storage environments
      • Expert knowledge with Windows application deployment and integration
      • Linux installation and application deployment
      • Some experience in monitor resolution, monitor calibration
      • Knowledge of Deadline monitoring or render wrangling is an asset
      • Experience with Shotgun software an asset
      • Working at non-regular hours and overtime if needed
      • Above all, a team player with a positive can-do attitude

       

      This position is full-time and starts immediately. Please send your open application to jobs@trollvfx.com. If any inquiries at all don’t hesitate to contact Samuli Torssonen at samuli@trollvfx.com !

       


       

      HR Talent Acquisition Specialist / VFX Recruiter

       
      We are looking for a VFX Recruiter based in our Tampere studio to manage the recruitment efforts and talent acquisition. The role will also be responsible for maintaining and growing our current network of artists and post-production professionals by proactively searching, screening and continuously mapping out potential talent in the industry. This is an exciting opportunity to work in Film / VFX Industry and be part of a creative and resourceful  team.

      Responsibilities

        • Talent acquisition: to meet the needs of current and upcoming projects
        • Manage candidate experience from application to offer
        • Utilize social networks, job boards, referrals and our internal network to source and headhunt prospective talent
        • Arranging employment contracts, accommodation, travel arrangements, bank accounts etc. practicalities & paperwork related to ironing out new recruits’ arrival
        • Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing
        • Company presence in social media to advertise positions and attract new talent
        • Arrange social events for employees
        • Creating & maintaining positive workplace culture
        • Plan recruitment activities and attend events, industry networking, and collaboration with schools & organizations, with emphasis on long term talent acquisition

         
        Skills and qualifications
         

        • Positive can-do attitude 
        • Comfortable working with social media for recruitment marketing
        • Strong spoken and written communications skills both in Finnish and English
        • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
        • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
        • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and diplomacy
        • Experience of 3+ years HR / Recruitment
        • Experience in VFX / creative industry is a plus 
        • Knowledge of what it takes to bring creative talent to work in an exciting growing company in Finland.

 
This position is full-time and starts immediately. Please send your open application to jobs@trollvfx.com. If any inquiries at all don’t hesitate to contact our CEO Antti Kulmala antti@trollvfx.com !

 


 

2021-07-19

 

Lead Modeler

We’re looking for a Lead Modeler to join our team in Tampere, Finland to work on upcoming feature film visual effects.

Particularly, we’re looking for a lead modeler with extensive experience (5+ years) in:

            • Modeling, sculpting and texturing geometry for feature films
            • Production process and pipeline with Maya and ZBrush
            • Leading and guiding junior modelers
            • Shading and look development (Maya/V-ray)
            • Texturing with Substance and/or Mari
            • Packaging assets for Maya, ZBrush, and Houdini pipeline

 

The position is preferably on-site but remote work is also an option. Contract would start in August but the exact start date is open to negotiation. EU residency/work permit required.

 


 

Pipeline TD

We are looking for a Pipeline TD to join our team in Tampere, Finland to help create and develop our pipeline. This position is full-time and in-house.

Particularly, we’re looking for a Pipeline TD with (+2yrs) experience in:

            • Scripting / tool development (knowledge of Maya, Nuke, Hiero, MEL script and Python is required, Houdini is a bonus)
            • Understanding of vfx/3D pipeline. 
            • A general understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools.
            • Ability and tendency to problem solving and independent tool development according to Supervisor / Lead / Project specifications
            • Prior familiarity with Shotgun / Shotgun Toolkit is a plus

 

We are looking to fill this position full time and asap, but we consider shorter contracts and availability as well. EU residency/work permit required.

 


 

Lighting Artist

We are looking for a Lighting Artist to join our team in Tampere, Finland to light and render out CG elements for feature films. This position is full time and on-site but we are open to considering remote and project-based work also.

Requirements:

            • Experience (3+ years) in Maya and V-ray/Arnold
            • An understanding of compositing techniques in Nuke 
            • Light / look develop for integration of CG elements
            • Prior experience as lighter for feature films
            • Familiar with animation pipelines, render processes, and composition
            • Works well with short deadlines and fast turnarounds (able to adapt to changing deadlines)
            • Having worked with or have an understanding of Shotgun Software is a plus

            Responsibilities:

                      • Interface with other departments to collect assets and shots forward
                      • Ability to break down your shots to layers 
                      • Optimize your render set-ups for efficient render farm usage and to improve the quality of results
                      • Ability to create lighting / render layer setups to be used by other artists

             

            We’re happy to provide whatever assistance you might need with relocation to Tampere. For remote work a fast and reliable internet connection is essential. Contract would start in mid August but the exact start date is open to negotiation. EU residency/work permit required.

             


             

            Look Dev Artist

            We are seeking a Look Dev Artist to join our team in Tampere, Finland to finalize assets on upcoming feature films. This position is full time and on-site but we are open to considering remote and project-based work also.

            Requirements:

                      • Experience (3+ years) in Maya
                      • Familiarity with Nuke, Photoshop, Substance Painter / Mari
                      • Prior experience creating photo-real elements for feature film
                      • Experience in shading, texturing and rendering with V-ray/ Maya, especially hard surface models
                      • Familiar with animation pipelines, render processes, and composition
                      • Works well with short deadlines and fast turnarounds (able to adapt to changing deadlines)
                      • Having worked with or have an understanding of Shotgun Software is a plus

            Responsibilities:

                      • Work with modeling / texturing artists to finalize assets (if needed)
                      • Create a photorealistic look for assets that match the practical versions under the direction of VFX Supervisor 
                      • Work closely with Lighting TD’s and supervisors to ensure that all assets work within the scope of lighting & comp pipeline requirements.

             

            We’re happy to provide whatever assistance you might need with relocation to Tampere. For remote work a fast and reliable internet connection is essential. Contract would start in September but the exact start date is open to negotiation. EU residency/work permit required.

             


             

            VFX Producer

            We’re looking for a VFX producer to join our team in Tampere, Finland to work on upcoming feature film visual effects.

            Particularly, we’re looking for a VFX producer with extensive experience in:

                      • Producing feature film VFX
                      • Client-facing project management
                      • VFX workflows, pipelines and turnarounds
                      • Managing project budget, overseeing team workflow and production schedule
                      • Providing detailed and accurate bids

            The position is on-site and full-time but we are happy to consider remote or project-based contracts as well. Contract start date is open to negotiation. EU residency/work permit required.

             

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