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Senior Technical Artist (Rigging)

Irvine, California. Animation / Art March 31, 2022

Job Title:
Senior Technical Artist (Rigging)

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Job Description:
Imagendary Studios is seeking a creative and talented Senior Technical Artist to join our core team developing high quality AAA games. The ideal candidate should be a specialist on character or creature rigging and tools, and enjoy bringing life to our digital game/film characters by creating efficient technical rigging solutions.


  • Create animator-friendly rigs for a wide variety of characters, weapons and props.
  • Authoring skinning and deformation.
  • Set-up character assets in the engine (meshes, animation blueprints, dynamics)
  • Build tools for characters artists and animators to facilitate character creation.
  • Guide the process of character creation from a technical perspective.
  • Identify, prioritize, and complete tasks related to character technical art.
  • Work with production to prioritize tasks and develop workflows.
  • Use your extensive expertise as a tech artist to ensure the product is fun and meets the highest standards of quality, performance, and polish.
  • Function as part of a fast-paced close-knit team: collaborate with artists and tech to achieve a unified vision for our project.
  • Contribute to the growth of a startup studio.


  • 4+ years of professional experience in creating production-ready rigs for 3D games or cinematic animation.
  • Strong knowledge of character kinematics, deformations, and topology.
  • High proficiency in character skinning, physics, and technical workflows.
  • Proficiency in python for the purposes of creating character rigs in Maya.
  • Tool development experience and pipeline design.
  • Proficiency in technical problem solving.
  • Self-starting, self-reliant personality and willing to pitch in on many areas of game development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Experience in Unreal Engine development.
  • Lead or team management experience in AAA game development or VFX/Film production.
  • Experience programming in Python, C++, C#, MEL, or other programming languages.
  • Art skills, such as animation or modeling.
  • Familiarity with in-game simulation, such as for ragdoll, cloth, or hair.

Imagendary Studios was launched in January 2021 with a vision to be the IP development of stories and world building for the next generation AAA games and cinematic animations. We have 50+ team members with two locations in Irvine California and Shanghai China. We are committed to building a global community that embraces diversity, authenticity and creativity. We provide generous benefits and perks with an eye on balancing true work and life. We’ve worked hard to shape and build a strong collaborative and creative environment, an inclusive and diverse workplace culture, and professional growth training opportunities. Our people are everything and our goal is clear. We strive to deliver the most unique and extraordinary entertainment experience to players and audiences across the world. Join us!

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