CAREERS

We are a busy creative agency dedicated to providing fresh and original ideas for our clients. The range of work is vast and varied and we are a friendly and talented bunch to work with. On top of all that we offer competitive salaries and a great range of benefits including:

  • Working within one of London's most unique and inspiring creative hubs
  • Friendly comfortable and sociable work atmosphere in an open-plan studio
  • Cross company opportunities to develop and grow a wide range of multidisciplinary skills
  • Friday beer

Don't see the role you're looking for? We are always on the look out for like-minded and talented individuals to join the team. Feel free to send speculative CV's and Portfolios to people@squintopera.com.

VACANCIES

REAL TIME TECHNICAL ARTIST

 

Being the link between artists and developers, with a background in both disciplines, the Technical Artist ensures integration between the artistic vision of a project and the technical development making it a reality

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working closely with CG Supervisor and Digital Supervisor to successfully integrate design and programming aspects of projects in real time environments
  • Advising on the possibilities and setting up systems and processes for creating and developing interactive real time environments
  • Supporting the Producer, advising on technical issues regarding visual design and contributing creative ideas

  • Identifying bottlenecks and limitations in the pipeline

  • Helping the studio workflow to move towards real-time production

  • Researching and developing new techniques, implementing the best ones and training others on these

  • Identifying where custom tools could be used to improve processes

 

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Proficient in Unreal (Blueprints, Datasmith, transfer of assets from multiple softwares)

  • Basic working knowledge of Unity an advantage

  • At least 3 years relevant experience with real-time 3D environments

  • Experience in building for VR an advantage

  • Architectural Visualisation experience required

  • Thorough understanding of developing pipelines and processes

  • Strong creative background

PERSON  SPECIFICATION

  • Strong communication skills, keeping in touch with colleagues across multiple sites

  • Able to confidently communicate creative needs to technical personnel and vice versa

  • Experience in scoping projects and reliably estimating required production time

  • Passionate about real time 3D, AR and VR

  • Ability to understand conflicting viewpoints and resolve issues

  • Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities

  • Perseverance when faced with difficulties

 

Please send your application to people@squintopera.com
Salary Banding TBC
Department CG

Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online
In the subject line please include your full name and the role you are applying for and salary expectations
If some of the work in your portfolio was done by a group of people please list your direct contributions to the final piece

LEAD AR VR DEVELOPER

Reporting to the Technical Director

Summary

Squint opera is looking for a Lead Developer with strong interest in Realtime 3d. The ideal candidate will have an extensive knowledge of Unity and/or Unreal and have a portfolio of interactive projects.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, Develop and lead Interactive projects mostly using Unity and Unreal Engine.
  • Plan, Develop and lead Interactive mobile applications.
  • Facilitate and lead real time AR and VR pipeline development between 3d artists and the Squint dev team.
  • Participate in scoping appropriate technical solutions for interactive projects.
  • Help Identify technical solutions for pitches and rapid prototype them when necessary.
  • Strive for quality.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Unity and/or Unreal experience a must.

  • AR/VR application development experience.

  • Min 5 years experience

ADDITIONAL BONUS SKILLS

  • Python

  • Jenkins

  • Openframeworks / Processing / Touchdesigner

  • Web technology webgl, javascript Node etc…

  • Mapping softwares 

  • Arduino

 

Please send your CV and Portfolio to people@squintopera.com
Salary Banding TBC

 

NETSUITE SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR & DATA MANAGER.

Reporting to the Group Operations Director & CFO

 

SUMMARY

To support the continued growth of the business, we are looking to appoint a Netsuite Systems Administrator and Data Manager into our Group Management team to be responsible for managing and enhancing the back-office systems that we are currently implementing including Netsuite (ERP), Openair (PSA) and a CRM (Currently in evaluation) as well as liaising with production pipeline, IT and users to consider further optimisation and to develop and enforce data policy.

This role will lead on the implementation of our PSA and CRM and optimisation of Netsuite ERP at the beginning of our journey working closely with finance and project management to configure and implement the new technologies and then take ownership and become subject-matter expert across the company. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of key systems within the business and in the future to identify, implement and manage other integrations or improvements.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Acting as system administrator for Netsuite ERP 
  • Contributing to the successful roll out of the new PSA 
  • Acting as system administrator for the PSA
  • Contributing to the successful roll out of the CRM 
  • Acting as system administrator for the CRM 
  • Supporting the integration to other production systems where possible
  • Understanding best-practice and optimising the systems and processes capturing business requirements across operations and support and how they can be delivered using the software capabilities
  • Developing custom reports and dashboards – implementing custom workflows / configuration 
  • Licensing and new user set up 
  • Troubleshooting and issue resolution for users as first point of contact, liaising with software provider and consultants where necessary 
  • Ensure system compliance with company policy and protocol as well as external policy compliance and guidelines like GDPR
  • Develop data policies and maintain effective governance of data
  • Manage the collection, storage and reporting of internal and external performance data to enable benchmarking and the production of corporate statistics and relevant compliance information
  • Driving cross-organisational initiatives to improve and maintain data quality.
  • Ensure GDPR policies and standards are followed.
  • Tracking the latest trends and software enhancements and how these can benefit Squint/Opera

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Strong organisational skills 
  • Aptitude to quickly understand new systems 
  • Confident communicator 
  • Able to work independently; yet report and collaborate as part of a wider team
  • The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualise the business requirements and formulate, develop and implement solutions from a technical and business point of view

 

EXPERIENCE

  • <3 years of relevant data or business systems support experience
  • Degree in computer science or another technical field
  • Experience installing, configuring and testing as well as maintaining software applications 
  • Experience of project management within a systems role 
  • Experience of systems in a creative services environment 
  • Experience with the Netsuite products and leading CRM platform
  • Experience of the full lifecycle implementation of an ERP, PSA and/or CRM platform in an SME including experience with regular deployments/releases to the environment
  • Ability to identify anomalies and discrepancies in data and to investigate these effectively to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Knowledge and experience in driving improvements in data quality.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding of data structures, storage, and transformation
  • Excellent Excel / Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience of developing API connectivity between systems would be advantageous
  • Ability to script code and/or brief developers would be advantageous

TALENT ACQUISITION ADVISOR

Reporting to the HR Manager

Summary

Squint/Opera is a busy creative and production studio based in London. We have a talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines including interactive experiences, VR, AR and large scale multimedia.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determining current staffing needs and produce recruitment forecasts.

  • Developing talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans focusing on direct hires.

  • Manage all job boards and budget appropriately.

  • Partnering and broadcasting Squint to applicable universities (career fairs, Squint events).

  • Leading employment branding initiatives focusing on direct attraction to Squint Opera.

  • Negotiating terms with recruitment agencies and partnering with recruitment agencies where applicable.

  • Performing sourcing to fill open positions and anticipate future needs.

  • Planning and conducting recruitment and selection processes (interviews, screening calls etc.).

  • Taking steps to ensure a positive candidate experience.

  • Managing the People Inbox and ensuing all communication is on brand.

  • Create innovative and exciting methods of recruiting (social media, apps, events).

  • Using metrics to create reports and identify areas of improvement

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting, sourcing and employment branding

  • Understanding of all selection methods and techniques

  • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards

  • Ability to understand the duties and competencies of different roles
  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases

 

Please send your CV and salary expectations to people@squintopera.com

 

SENIOR CG ARTIST

Reporting to CG Supervisor

 

Summary

As a senior artist you will produce high quality CG shots and stills collaborating closely with the Creative Director, Producer and CG Teams. You will lead projects and mentor less experienced artists.

Squint/Opera is a busy creative and production studio based in London. We have a talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines including interactive experiences, VR, AR and large scale multimedia.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working up shots and/ or stills on projects to achieve the high quality results that are true to the creative vision.
  • Working closely with producers to help estimate time for tasks and changes from clients
  • Owning your tasks within production from inception to delivery, responsible for the rendering of your output within expected render times
  • Complete understanding of the project from the design aspect as well as creative vision.
  • Ability to have an overview of the final goal for the shot/ stills and what its trying to achieve
  • Assist the 3D Lead in setting up scenes on projects
  • Paying attention to creating assets that can be made available in our library working with the CG Lead and Visual Director to develop
  • Own the model assets library
  • Acting as a 3D Lead or Creative Director on projects as required

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Flexible, can-do attitude. Adapts well to changing priorities
  • Confident and friendly
  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a role model
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail, high quality standards
  • Enthusiastic about learning and sharing with team-mates
  • Able to spot issues in production and proactive about resolving issues in production

QUALIFICATION/ EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Demonstrable experience (6+ years) within a post-production or Creative Content agency environment

  • Exceptional 3D skills

  • Good understanding of the technical process involved in producing shots or stills that include 3D

  • Able to lead projects and collaborate with team

Desirable

  • Understanding of the architecture and/or cultural market in the UK and internationally

 

Please send your CV and salary expectations to people@squintopera.com

 

SALES DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Reporting to the CRO

 

Summary

Squint Opera are a creative company, a large and talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines – from video content and animation, to interactive exhibitions, branding, websites, design, games and strategy.

We work across different sectors, from the built environment, to arts and culture, children’s entertainment, events and placemaking. Our goal is to always produce great work, and to have fun.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and well connected Sales Development Director to drive our development and increase sales of our services in the museum and culture sector. Having spent years in the Culture or Museum sector, you will understand the needs of clients and where opportunities for new business can be found. You will have an existing network and be an exceptional individual who can develop a clear strategy to support the ambition of the organisation.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for expansion in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East, as well as continued expansion among existing clients.
  • Drive increased revenue and profit to achieve company growth targets.
  • Establish, maintain and grow a database of qualified leads through referrals, face-to-face meetings, email, and networking.
  • Awareness of current challenges in the cultural and museum sectors.
  • Will be familiar with the commissioning process of exhibition work and know how to recognise/generate new opportunities beyond lists of open tenders.
  • Attend major industry events and functions to promote Squint’s cultural portfolio and consultancy work to existing and new clients.
  • Create customised sales and marketing materials to suit varied potential audiences.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Building relationships with existing clients in order to upsell.
  • Present services, promoting our consultancy and AV production work, and enhance existing relationships
  • Contributes to business strategy and direction as a specialist in this area
  • Ensure accurate and qualified information is given to Executive Producers and Directors in order for them to scope and price a potential job.
  • Work with the Head of Production, Producers and other colleagues to meet client needs
  • Record leads and opportunities in our CRM system to ensure transparency
  • Work to agreed lead and conversion targets

CHARACTER TRAITS

  • Passionate about culture, AV and new technologies/ways of telling stories.
  • You will initiate and establish local, national and international networks whilst encouraging diversity through productive collaboration at all levels.
  • Knows the Cultural, museum and visitor attraction sector and commissioning process and understands how Squint/Opera fits into thiS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Approachable, flexible, adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Persuasive yet perceptive with good closing skills.
  • At ease with public speaking and presenting.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Motivation for sales, prospecting and sales planning.
  • Identification of customer needs and challenges.
  • Strong territory management and market knowledge.
  • Ability to meet sales goals set by board of Directors.
  • Willingness to travel frequently in Europe and the Middle East

Please send your CV and salary expectations to people@squintopera.com

 

PRODUCER

Reporting to the Head of Production

 

Summary

This role will involve project managing a broad range of projects from content to interactive software. You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with our clients including major international developers, architects, cultural institutions, visitor attractions and brands. The producer will be responsible for delivering large and small scale projects according to brief, timelines and budget managing both creative and technical teams in house and externally. Due to the nature of our projects in the pipeline it is likely that you will have a background producing immersive or experiential content managing both creative and digital teams.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspires a high performance culture and communicates a clear sense of direction and expectations clearly
  • Establishes strong client relations and is the central point of contact for designated projects, attending all client meetings to guide and manage production progress
  • Responsible for project budgets between £20k and £2m+
  • Plans working schedules and resources in line with production milestones; actively monitoring productivity and quality of output daily 
  • Regularly updates and manages projects via Squint Opera’s online production tools including G-docs, F-track and Smartsheets  
  • Ensures project milestones and delivery dates are met 
  • Leads project reviews and team meetings
  • Plans studio and location shoots in the UK and internationally including crewing, kit hire, location permissions, talent bookings and scheduling
  • Attends meetings, workshops and shoots internationally 
  • Contract and manage contractors and external collaborators based in the UK and overseas
  • Asses project briefs with HOP and Directors to establish initial pitch presentation ideas and creative/technical concepts 
  • Creation of pitch documents, quotes and contracts for new business

CHARACTER TRAITS

  • Leads a range of complex and fast-paced projects and remain organised and calm and in control under pressure
  • Motivates internal and external teams, balancing the needs of creative staff and project requirements
  • Flexible, can-do attitude. Adapts quickly and effectively to changing priorities
  • Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the achievement of production objectives. Carefully considers the effect on quality of output
  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and role model
  • Is passionate about film, creative and digital content creation
  • Strikes the balance between creative and practical thinking
  • Manages client relationships and ensures expectations are managed and met

Qualification/ Experience

Required

  • Demonstrable experience (3-5 years) within a relevant agency/production environment 
  • Experience managing complex and high profile projects 
  • Experience managing diverse and creative artist and developer teams
  • Experience managing large project budgets
  • Experience with project management tools / software 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Organised and efficient
  • Experience with Google docs 
  • Advanced Microsoft Office suite
  • Willingness to travel 

Desirable 

  • Experience managing digital teams and an understanding of software development 
  • Familiarity with F-Track
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets 
  • Indesign and photoshop skills 

Full-time 

09.30 – 18.00 Mon – Friday with 1 hour for lunch

Please send your CV and salary expectations to people@squintopera.com

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Reporting to the Head of Production

Your role will involve scoping, detailing and contracting qualified sales leads and you will be responsible for converting into confirmed projects with detailed scope and brief for the production team to execute. You will become the escalation point for the client during project production and be responsible for upselling and developing long-term relationships with our existing clients in order to grow revenue. You will also oversee and support the producer on the project and check in at key milestones. You are likely to have a production background and a thorough understanding of production process in a digitally driven creative business. To be successful, the right person needs to be driven, great with people, a competent writer, comfortable defining a strategic approach and developing winning proposals, a pro at coordinating and delivering pitch presentations, along with strong commercial acumen.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities

Sales

  • Assess and further detail qualified leads and briefs from sales development teams
  • Lead client workshops and meetings to define and contract (close) the opportunity resulting in a clearly defined and properly costed brief for the production team to execute
  • Respond to RFP overseeing pitch production and presenting the pitch to clients 
  • Take inbound sales calls and qualify initial leads
  • Input information onto our CRM platform 
  • Responsible for sales targets and revenue targets
  • Develops and manages relationships with potential clients, influencers and key stakeholders
  • Catch up with existing key account clients frequently and nurture a profitable relationship
  • Contribute to departmental and company strategy and business planning

Project Executive

  • Negotiate and finalise contracts in detail alongside our general counsel
  • Approves production resource planning and financial planning on projects
  • Attend key project meetings with the client and internal team during production and identify opportunities to upsell and contract additional services
  • Keeps management and HoP informed of the project’s progress and deliverables and highlighting any potential problems that may arise – e.g. overspends, a shortfall of resources.
  • Troubleshoots issues supporting the producer
  • Oversees project client relationships and works with the Development Directors and Head of Production to ensure repeat business. 
  • Oversees producers when Executive on projects

Person Specification

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to present creative work independently 
  • Persuasive and a great negotiator 
  • Approachable, flexible attitude, adapts well to changing priorities.
  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations
  • Strikes the balance between creative,  practical and sales thinking.
  • Must be organised and efficient with accurate record keeping
  • Proven track record of accurately scoping and closing enquiries
  • Experienced in contract negotiation and commercial impact of contracts liaising with our general counsel
  • Deep understanding of material licensing in a media environment
  • Makes decisions which have a substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of production objectives
  • Experience in developing and presenting creative responses alongside Creative Director in response to client requirements 
  • Carefully considers the effect on the perceived quality of output.
  • Good at problem-solving.
  • Ability to manage both up and down and work with clients to amicably resolve difficult situations. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel overseas

Qualification/ Experience

  • Demonstrable experience (6+ Years) within Project Management in a media content production or creative agency environment.
  • Has a strong track record of success in their own-right with sales and revenue targets. 
  • Use of CRM systems 
  • Google Docs/Gmail
  • Google Slides
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Full-time 

09.30 – 18.00 Mon – Friday with 1 hour for lunch

Please send your CV and salary expectations to people@squintopera.com

 

DIGITAL DESIGNER

 

 About us

We are a creative company, a large and talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines – from video content and animation, to interactive exhibitions, branding, websites, design, games and strategy.

Squint/Opera is unique in having a wide variety of talent in-house, from designers and 3D artists, to animators and software developers and everything in between. 

Summary

As a Digital Designer / Visualiser your primary role will be to bridge the gap between disciplines and support the creative team, translating design-direction into high-quality visuals and assets. You will be producing graphics and imagery for film, animation, print, digital and experiential content, for both pitches and production.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparing visuals, concepts and mock ups in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Providing creative input on projects and show ability to create visual from a wide range of assets and graphics.
  • Creating / formatting documents and presentations 
  • Prepare graphic assets for digital media & animation in accordance with direction and look & feel

ABOUT YOU

  • Strong visual flair
  • Strong communication skills
  • Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities.
  • Excellent at planning, organising and carrying out objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Methodical approach to imagery, artwork and file management
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Strong attention to detail, high quality standards 
  • Eager to learn new skills
  • Team player with a sense of humour!

EXPERIENCE

  • A portfolio demonstrating a solid background in digital design and visualising
  • 2+ years digital graphic design / visualising experience in an agency or other creative environment. Exhibition media would be a bonus.
  • Good eye for aesthetics and design
  • Excellent Adobe CC technical skills (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Excellent understanding of Google Suite & Keynote (Gdocs, Gsheets, Gslides)
  • After Effects skills would be a bonus
  • Sketchup or C4D would be a bonus
  • UX/UI understanding and experience also desirable

Please email CV and portfolio to: people@squintopera.com

Creative Director 

 

Reporting to the Production Operations Director and Executive Creative Director

 

Summary

An experienced creative director with great imagination and leadership qualities.

Storytelling and good design skills are essential components of creating beautiful and engaging work.

Working alongside the executive creative director, interfacing with clients and  production teams means interpreting and translating briefs into creative visions that fulfill our internal creative ambitions, meet our clients objectives and inspire audiences.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing creative treatments.
  • Developing Storyboards
  • Ability to develop and oversee different treatment types
  • Collate reference imagery and films for production team
  • Defining and resolving creative ideas before communicating to the production team to ensure efficiency of production resource
  • Plans working schedules and resources in line with production milestones; actively monitoring productivity and quality of output daily
  • Ensuring that all the clients’ objectives are met or exceeded
  • Oversee the execution of the approved creative direction throughout the production process and working with the production teams to bring this vision to life
  • Jointly responsible (alongside the Producer) to ensure internal and external deadlines & reviews are met, attending all project reviews.
  • Review shots on Ftrack and  provide internal comments
  • Responsible for art directing film and still shoots where necessary
  • Attending client meetings and involved in client correspondence during production
  • Provide ideas and brief references to our music provider 

 

Character Traits

  • Demonstrates intellectual rigour, possesses relevant abilities and able to pick up new skills quickly
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly to clients
  • Flexible can-do attitude. Adapts well to changing priorities
  • Ability to have a positive impact on others and communicate openly and directly to individuals or groups at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships with production and departments
  • Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the achievement of production and quality objectives
  • In depth knowledge of technical and creative aspects of the work and ability to reconcile these
  • Ability to understand conflicting viewpoints and resolve issues
  • Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities
  • Capable of solving problems and knows when to escalate
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Perseverance when faced with difficulties
  • Confident and decisive
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail, high quality standards
  • Enthusiastic about learning and sharing with team-mates
  • Help to foster an atmosphere in which creative innovation can take place

 

Required

  • Demonstrable senior experience (8+ Years) with a creative agency or production environment
  • Previous experience of leading teams, both directly and indirectly
  • Expert knowledge of adobe creative suite, with a focus on moving image, including editing
  • Adaptable to different creative approaches
  • Experience with film and photography shoots
  • Knowledge of CG software and workflow to achieve creative goals and express vision to production team

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the architecture and/or cultural market in the UK and internationally

Any questions please email: people@squintopera.com