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Rigging Technical Director and Software Engineer

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 03-11-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you a Software Engineer with rigging experience, or a Rigger with development experienced? And are you interested in joining a diverse cross-functional R&D team which focuses on tools that stretch from Rigging and Layout to Final Animation? You will work as a part of the global development team to advance its animation production tools and processes, especially in the areas of animation and rigging.

What you'll do:
• Develop core rigging components, tools, plugins, nodes and applications used by Animation and Rigging, mostly in Autodesk Maya
• Work alongside some of the best artists and developers in the world and have an opportunity to make significant and varied contributions to a modern and unique Character Animation Pipeline
• Advance a modern and dynamic toolset that is proven on high-end productions, making a significant contribution to our large roster of upcoming feature animation and film VFX projects.

What you bring:
• At least 2 years proven experience working directly on solving rigging problems
• Knowledge and experience of current rigging, animation and deformation techniques and algorithms
• Demonstrable knowledge of a high end DCC application and its API (Maya, XSI or Houdini)
• Proficient Python Developer
• Ability to work as part of a team and flexibility to work alternatively to both strict specifications and more open and creative challenges
• A passion for regularly working with end-user clients and production staff.

The following will be considered a bonus, and might become required learning during your contribution to the project:
• An appreciation of design aesthetics
• UI/UX design and development experience
• C++ knowledge including performance optimisation
• A tertiary qualification in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science, or demonstrable equivalent experience applicable to mathematical and engineering tasks

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Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.