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Creative Director, FRL Avatars

Location: London
Company: Facebook
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Intro:
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
Summary:
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people to connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.The Facebook AR/VR group brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale.We are currently seeking a Creative Director on our AR/VR Avatars team to partner with art directors, designers, producers, researchers, and product marketers. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with virtual characters for real time and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative, semi-structured environment. This person must be comfortable guiding teams and production partners and should be willing to roll up their sleeves to do the work when necessary.
Required Skills:
- Manage and mentor a multidisciplinary team of art leads and artists who are chartered with defining the visual targets and the execution of art assets for the variety of projects within the AR/VR Experiences team
- Recruit and hire talented contributors
- Establish review processes within the team and key stakeholders
- Engage with PMs, Designers and Eng & Art Leads to define the art pipelines and components, scope and goals for key features within our various projects
- Collaborate with XFN teams to determine mutual vision and goals for in-common product features
- Leadership experience and the ability to motivate, challenge, and grow a creative team
- Partner with leads on the strategic and creative direction of our Avatars across Facebook products
- Inspire the creative team to be passionate and ambitious in their work
- Maintain and manage consistency of quality across the team
- Effectively influence leaders and key partners across Facebook products to gain alignment and communicate with conviction
- Direct inclusive representation for avatars across our family of applications
Minimum Qualifications:
- Art team management experience in game development
- Experience creating digital content with specific expertise in mobile
- Highly strategic thinker and communicator
- Ability to work cross-functionally, balance the needs of stakeholders, and break down complex narratives into simple, compelling ideas
- Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage art pipelines and contributors from leadership to potential external sources
- Experience providing direction on the visual and content strategy
- Has a foundation in 3D characters systems and a good understanding of technical challenges for creating character based mobile or real-time products
- Able to spot trends and understand popular culture in the global media landscape
- Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex, sometimes abstract, concepts clearly and persuasively
- Experience in 3D immersive software development - games & VR experience a plus
- Experience with a range of production toolsets and knowledge of 3D Art Tools (e.g. Shotgun, Jira, Trello, Pshop, Maya, Modo other)
- Passion for empowering teams to produce excellent results
Industry: Internet
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