Full Time Job

Sr. Character Rigger

Warner Media

Carlsbad, CA 07-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We're home to the world's best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.

Warner Bros. Games San Diego is creating the next generation of high quality, cross-platform games that bring iconic and beloved characters to life. Join our growing team of talented game makers and be a foundational part of a dynamic new studio as we strive to make an impact on the future of AAA free-to-play games.

The Job

WB Games is seeking a talented Senior Character Rigger / Technical Animator for our brand-new San Diego game studio! The ideal candidate's responsibilities will include character rigging, weighting and asset integration, as well as the creation of pipeline tools and development techniques in support of character modeling and animation. You'll report to the Lead Technical Artist and work with the various art, animation, and engineering leads.

The Daily
• Rig and weight characters, creatures, and props while working closely with modelers and animators
• Collaborate with Tech Art, Character, Animation, and Engineering teams to help define standards, tools, and workflows for characters and animation
• Develop related custom tools and help establish engine export pipelines and processes that improve production efficiency
• Provide technical support for art and animation teams in both Maya and Unreal Engine 5
• Work directly in game engine to setup character assets (meshes, animation blueprints, dynamics, etc)
• Test functionality and bug fixing to ensure work is game-ready and high-quality

The Essentials
• 5+ years professional experience in games development with a strong ability to demonstrate animation rigging and related technical art skills
• Degree in Interactive Media, Digital Arts or equivalent work experience
• Appropriate expert-level Unreal Engine 4 skills
• C#/C++/Maya API experience
• Proficient MEL scripting and Python programming skills
• Solid organizational skills with adherence to file structures, naming conventions and other established protocols
• A working knowledge of the limitations and expectations of current and next generation hardware
• A good, overall background in 3D modeling
• A clear, concise and transparent communicator - both written and verbal
• A self-motivated team-player with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Proven time management skills with the ability to be self-sufficient and execute quickly
• Have a passion for video games
• Must have portfolio link on resume

The Nice to Haves
• Understanding of robust rigging and related tools creation a plus

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d82bxq-34-236-192-4-42 in your application.