Motion Designer (Mid to Senior Level)

San Mateo, California /
Marketing – Creatives /
Full-Time
/ On-site
Who We Are

At Verkada, we’re building the operating system for the physical world. 

We started in 2016 with video security cameras and an intuitive cloud-based platform, and in just six years, we've expanded to include five additional product lines (access control, environmental sensors and alarms, as well as visitor and mailroom management) that help enterprises to protect and manage their people and assets. 

Today more than 14,000 organizations across 63 countries worldwide trust Verkada as their physical security layer for easier management, intelligent control, and scalable deployments. We are valued at $3.2 billion, with $360 million raised in venture capital from investors including Linse Capital, MSD Partners, L.P., Felicis Ventures, Next47, Sequoia Capital, Meritech Capital, and First Round Capital. 

This is just the beginning. The need for businesses to secure and manage their people and physical assets with scale and speed is mission-critical and continues to increase. Our teams are energized by the complex challenges we work on and the platform we are building to make the schools, hospitals, businesses and communities that we live and work in safer.

The Marketing Creative Department is looking for a passionate motion designer. At Verkada, we solve complex problems with elegant solutions, and apply the same standard of excellence to storytelling and marketing communication.

The stories we tell often involve real, multilevel, physical buildings and other work environments, or the microscopic levels of sensor chips, UI elements, even dust pigments floating in air. 

Big stories require broad know-how and deep understanding in 3D animation, 2D motion graphics, video compositing / editing, as well as experiences in storyboarding and previsualization.

Partnering closely with Marketing and cross-functionally with Product Design you will be responsible for creating work that can make both our software and hardware standout. You will produce world-class visual stories that are compelling to professionals in our industry, as well as other business leaders. As a team we will always push for bigger and better stories across different channels and mediums.

Responsibilities:

    • Designing and animating a variety of product stories for launches, keynotes, product and brand videos, paid/social ads, and web content. Some examples here, here and here
    • Creating photorealistic hardware renders and product photography
    • Creating innovative animations for software stories (UI/UX animation)
    • Designing and animating title cards, typography in motion and supers
    • Storyboarding product and brand video content
    • Creating new ways to visualize innovative product stories and demonstrations
    • Maintaining and helping define visual brand standards
    • Compositing and VFX for a variety of videos
    • Determining best practices for final deliverables for web, digital and social
    • There is a lot of work to create with plenty of opportunities, so there will be no problem staying busy

Requirements:

    • This role is open to various levels with a minimum of 5 years in the motion design industry, with both 2D and 3D experience
    • Skilled in Adobe CC with expert knowledge of  After Effects, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Premiere
    • Deep understanding of Cinema 4D and various render engines (Redshift, Octane, etc)
    • Experience running and leading end to end 3D and 2D production workflows and strong accuracy in assessing project turnaround time
    • General experience in compositing, editing, and color correction
    • Knowledge of video capturing / lighting / cinematography is a plus
    • Hard surface product rendering experience preferred
    • Knowledge of X particles and Houdini a plus
    • A continuous desire to learn and grow
    • Having a passion for our mission will make this job far more enjoyable
US Employee Benefits

Verkada is committed to investing in the holistic health and well-being of all employees and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:
 
- Healthcare programs that can be tailored to meet the personal health and financial well-being needs - Premiums are 100% covered for the employee under most plans and 80% for family premiums
- Nationwide medical, vision and dental coverage
- Health Saving Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with tax saving options
- Expanded mental health support
- Paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits
- Time off to relax and recharge through our paid holidays, firmwide extended holidays, flexible PTO and personal sick time
- Professional development stipend
- Wellness/fitness benefits
- Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily
 
Verkada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
As an equal-opportunity employer, Verkada is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. All applicants for positions at Verkada will be treated without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.