Senior Character/Rigging Technical Director - Gaming

San Diego, CA | Permanent | Job ID #65693 |
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Onward Play is looking for an experienced Senior Character Technical Director. This role requires strong Maya rigging/setup skills as well as an understanding of anatomy and realistic deformation to deliver consistent results that are done efficiently, timely, meeting the technical/animation requirements, and most importantly maintaining the industry-leading quality our award-winning AAA client is known for.

Role responsibilities

  • Set up and maintain character (humans and animals) rigs.
  • Work with the art team to generate models that meet deformation requirements.
  • Work with the animation team to create artist-friendly rigs that satisfy animation and gameplay needs.
  • Set up character dynamics (i.e. cloth, hair).
  • Create and support rigging/animation tools as needed.
  • Provide and maintain technical documentation.

Required Experience and Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Maya, with a minimum of 4 years of production experience in-game or film/VFX fields.
  • Understanding of character/prop rigging techniques and principles.
  • Familiarity with figure and facial anatomy.
  • Experience in adopting production pipelines and following guidelines and system requirements.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to find pragmatic solutions.
  • Python and Maya scripting proficiency.
  • Proven ability to be self-sufficient and be proactive in preventing/solving production issues.
  • Effective communication skills.

Bonus Skills

  • Maya API (Python and/or C++)
  • Familiarity in runtime performance efficiency and optimization

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.