Character Technical Director

Aquent
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

We are looking for collaborative problem solvers who want to dive into something new and create groundbreaking experiences for our players. Join us for this once in a career opportunity to help build the studio, define our culture, and create an environment to attract world-class talent.

This game team has an immediate opening for an experienced Character Technical Director/Rigger to support the development team and external partners. You have extensive expertise in development of complex rigs, workflows, and tools. Qualified applicants need to be highly organized with strong communication skills to successfully collaborate with creative teams and ensure the timely delivery of high quality content. We're looking for a passionate, versatile, and driven Character TD/Rigger, who enjoys collaborating with others to create game experiences.

As an experienced Character TD/Rigger, you will work directly with internal and external teams, plus other key stakeholders across disciplines, to deliver the following:
Responsibilities:

  • 5+ years of production experience as Character TD or Rigger
  •  In-depth knowledge of Maya and development experience setting of complex rigs
  • Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy
  •  Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python/MEL/C++/C#/HLSL/GLSL; the ability to script in various languages; and proven track record of working with real-time engines
  • Ability to prototype in engine, and are capable of working quickly in the prototyping phase and then delivering final, quality code that can be leveraged by others
  • You are also passionate about building tools, toolkits, and documentation/guidance
  • Assist with the management and integration of art and animation assets and ensure are optimal for performance and memory
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

Skills & Requirements

  •  5+ years of production experience as Character TD or Rigger
  • In-depth knowledge of Maya and development experience setting of complex rigs
  • Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python/MEL/C++/C#/HLSL/GLSL; the ability to script in various languages; and proven track record of working with real-time engines
  • Ability to prototype in engine, and are capable of working quickly in the prototyping phase and then delivering final, quality code that can be leveraged by others
  • You are also passionate about building tools, toolkits, and documentation/guidance
  • Assist with the management and integration of art and animation assets and ensure are optimal for performance and memory
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

How to Apply

Please send resumes and portfolios to ssharp@aquent.com

Please note this position does not offer any kind of visa sponsorship

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit http://aquent.com.