Character Technical Director (Rigger)


Venice, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
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  • Company Address: , Venice, CA, 90291

About Genies

Genies builds avatars for people and communities.

Job Description

Genies is focused on creating the next human race. As our world becomes increasingly digitized, we believe people are looking for a way to better personalize their digital communication and identity. Genies are an expression engine for people to communicate in a more expressive and personable way through a dynamic avatar. As the leading avatar technology company, Genies has created the most intelligent and dynamic avatars on the market. Through their Avatar Agency, consumer product, and SDK, Genies has set the foundation for swift, widespread adaptation of avatars in society, business, and culture.

We are looking for Character Technical Directors (Riggers) who will be available either on a full-time basis or an exclusive 1 year contract requiring 40+ hours a week. This role is responsible for collaborating with the team to design, implement, and maintain the animation/rigging pipeline. The ideal candidate possesses strong technical skills in rigging as well as a strong artistic eye.


  • Design, create and maintain high-quality animation character and prop rigs, as well as workflows, in Maya
  • Work with the Lead Character TD and the CG Lead to develop and integrate tools in the pipeline, and refine existing techniques and processes
  • Provide support to existing character rigs and tools in production
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed


  • 3+ years of production experience
  • Character/vehicle/props/facial rigging experience in Maya (in film, broadcast, or game environments)
  • In-depth knowledge of rigging systems for Maya, including a thorough understanding of weighting and skinning
  • Able to sculpt and author shapes that follow the artistic guidelines set by the Art Director
  • Experience working with real time engines (Unity/Unreal Engine, or proprietary)
  • Software development experience
  • Experience using Physics systems (nCloth, etc.)
  • Proficient in Python and Maya scripting
  • Strong artistic eye, understanding of both Figure and Facial Anatomy
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Solid communication and organization skills
  • Willing to take on new challenges and has an appetite for learning, researching and developing in a dynamic environment

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