At verce you will work together with excellent designers, digital experts, character, grooming, texture, concept artists, real-time developers and project managers in an interdisciplinary team for international brands in the fashion and lifestyle industry.

We work mobile and from everywhere. The studio in Wuppertal and the partner office in Berlin can be a meeting point and think tank at the same time. We offer flat hierarchies and encourage motivated and independent work. Our team consists of people from different countries, including creative freedom and varied tasks.

That's our reality. And maybe yours.

Head of Character LAB / Pipeline Developer
(m/f/d) - Remote / Berlin / Wuppertal

verce is looking for an experienced head of character lab (m/f/d) for the development and technical advancement of our studio. As head of and pipeline developer you are responsible for the workflow of our pipelines. Besides ensuring quality and performance, continuous optimization is part of your job. You are part of the management team and work closely with the studio management and the executive board. 

Your Challenge

  • As head of character lab / pipeline developer you will lead a team of highly skilled and passionate artists
  • You will build up a professional pipeline management and control the workflow and process of the customer-specific pipelines
  • As part of the management team, you will work across the board to ensure the company's success and proactively contribute your ideas and issues
  • You are responsible for long-term resource planning and actively engaged in recruiting and developing new talent
  • You introduce new tools and processes and ensure that our technical standards are up to date
  • You have budget responsibility for our character lab and production pipelines 

Your Profile

  • Several years of experience in 3D production in a leading position (at least 5 years)
  • Degree in computer science or extensive programming skills
  • Strong technical understanding of CG pipelines 
  • Broad knowledge of asset discipline workflows (model, texture, lookdev, groom, rigging, animation) – experience in Motion capture 
  • Experience in proactively developing technical standards and efficient workflows, identification and integration of required tools
  • Strong understanding of character development 
    Extensive knowledge and experience with Maya / Zbrush / Houdini / Mari, experience with Unreal Engine is an advantage
  • First class Python at expert level with additional experience in C++
  • Expertise in GUI development 
    Comprehensive understanding of character design - anatomy, shaping, proportion
  • You have previous experience in technical or disciplinary leadership of teams 
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Extensive knowledge in project & pipeline management 
  • In addition to your communication skills, you are characterized by a customer-focused, agile and structured way of working
  • Strong business acumen and comprehensive understanding of the financial implications of business decisions 

Our Offer

  • The opportunity to create something new together with us
  • An interdisciplinary, creative and committed team with flat hierarchies
  • A great corporate culture with a strong team spirit
  • Hands-on mentality with short decision-making processes
  • Flexible work options / remote or on-site
  • An atmospheric office in a creative environment in central location
  • Free snacks, drinks and coffee in the studio
  • Individual trainings and further education to match your goals

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to create something new with us, where you can fully contribute your experience and passion, then you have come to the right place! It doesn't matter if you're fresh out of university or have led a team before.

We're excited to meet you - you're sure to bring a lot of things we don't know yet that can help us on our journey together. In conversation, we'll find ways to shape the way we work together. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Do you feel addressed? Then simply send us your portfolio including all necessary documents, salary expectation and earliest starting date. 
Your contact at verce: 
Esther Mamrot // 
We are looking forward to hearing from you! 
Your verce team