Digital Design Technician

Digital Design Technician

30 Jun
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The University of Auckland
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Auckland

30 Jun

The University of Auckland

Auckland

Auckland City, Auckland



Full-time, Permanent



This is an exciting opportunity within a new type of design education at New Zealand’s largest and best resourced University. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about experimenting with technologies relating to digital design and gaming, including AR/VR, projection mapping, motion capture, and a range of electronics.



As a Digital Design Technician, you will be part of a group of Technicians in the faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, Design Programme, within a hybrid technologies lab to assist researchers and students to produce a wide variety of projects.









This is an entirely new programme offering a range of prototyping and development environments from traditional fabrication machinery to digital technologies and sensor environments, including; high-end gaming PC’s, VR and AR headsets, a motion capture rig, maker space, gaming consoles, and more! Our ideal candidate will be comfortable learning new tools and techniques quickly and efficiently (including related software) and have the keenness and confidence to share their knowledge with individuals and groups in the Design Programme community of students, researchers and industry partners.



For more information on the role, please view the position description.



Skills and Experience



Our ideal candidate will bring the following:



- Strong game development experience using Unity (preferred) or Unreal, including the ability to code in C#/Javascript or C++/Blueprint for multiple platforms.



- Experience with 3D modelling and animation software is highly desired e.g. Blender, 3DS Max, or Maya, as you will be helping staff and students fix digital models in software, rigging and animating digital models (including use of mocap data), rendering, and preparing assets for game engines.



- Up-to-date knowledge of current and relevant technologies and techniques to ensure the best possible solutions are made available to staff and students.



- Health and safety is an essential part of the role, so a proactive attitude towards ensuring a safe environment is vital.



Why Us?



This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new team in a brand new space to help build a brand new programme. It will take a motivated and creative individual with a strong ability to problem-solve and a willingness to try new tools and experiment with new techniques. If this sounds like you, please apply now!



The University of Auckland is also dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through.



- Five weeks’ annual leave per annum

- Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.

- Flexible employment practices

- Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.



For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.





How to apply



Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 19th July 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this role.



Additional Information



In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.



It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.





The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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