Technical Artist — Rigging/Pipeline/Tools

Robot Entertainment
Plano, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Robot Entertainment, the independent developer of the Orcs Must Die! and Hero Academy franchises is looking for a Character Rigger & Technical Artist to join its staff on a full-time basis.  This individual will have responsibilities for creating character rigs, skinning models and developing art tools for artists on one of our new projects currently in development, working collaboratively with development teams.Robot Entertainment, the independent developer of the Orcs Must Die! and Hero Academy franchises is looking for a Character Rigger & Technical Artist to join its staff on a full-time basis.  This individual will have responsibilities for creating character rigs, skinning models and developing art tools for artists on one of our new projects currently in development, working collaboratively with development teams.

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills & Experience

  • Able to create and maintain high quality and complex character rigs in Maya;
  • Able to skin character and object models with an eye for quality deformation;
  • Can develop new and maintain preexisting content and rigging pipeline tools;
  • Can set up assets in Unreal Engine 4, such as physics, cloth, and blueprints; 
  • Has comprehensive Python scripting experience;
  • Can work with character artists to maintain topology standards;
  • Able to collaborate with animators during the rig creation process;
  • Has effective communication skills;
  • Takes ownership and is a problem-solver;
  • Is collaborative and works well in a team environment.

The ideal candidate…

  • Has 2+ years relevant rigging experience in film, TV, or games;
  • Has experience with Unreal Engine 4;
  • Has 3DS Max rigging and MAXScript experience;
  • Has experience with game performance optimization.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Qualified responses should be directed to recruiting@robotentertainment.com with a resume and cover letter.   Please indicate you are applying for the Rigger & Technical Artist position.

This is a full-time, professional exempt, on-site position, with benefits.  Open to United States citizens or those individuals who are legally residing and working in the USA.  Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position.

Robot Entertainment, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The company shall ensure that decisions affecting employees are made without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. This policy is administered in accordance with federal laws (including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in the Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended) and all other applicable state or local law prohibiting discriminatory acts.

About the Company

Based in Plano, Texas, Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio founded in 2009 by veterans of Ensemble Studios. With a team that has proven experience and expertise in creating games that appeal to massive audiences on multiple platforms, Robot Entertainment is focused on developing titles that set new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original intellectual properties. The studio is well known for the critically acclaimed titles Hero Academy, Orcs Must Die!, and Orcs Must Die! 2.