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Senior Character Rigger – Cambridge, UK – Permanent – AAA Games

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24411 Posted: 1 year ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Games


OPMs client is a UK games developer with a rich portfolio of action adventure games. They keep high production values close to its heart and it shows in all their games. They are seeking a Senior or Experienced Character Rigger to join their team in Cambridge.

The successful candidate will develop remarkable quality deformation and simulation rigs for body and costume to assist in bringing the creative vision to life.


  • Deep understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology for humanoids & animals with the capability to transform this into highly realistic character rigs.
  • Passion for real-time alongside the desire to bring film-quality to their in-game assets is vital.
  • Ability to cooperate other departments to resolve technical and creative issues is vital.
  • Professional experience in production of realistic characters for Games or Film/TV projects with an emphasis on dynamic simulation for cloth, hair/fur, skin, and muscle.
  • Outstanding knowledge of Maya is crucial, alongside great Python skills.
  • Experience with Houdini, Python Maya API or C++ for Maya/Houdini/UE4 development is beneficial.


  • You will work with a range of humanoids and creatures developing simulation setups including clothing, fur/hair muscle and skin.
  • You will be implementing assets in Unreal Engine ensuring they are high quality and high performing.
  • You will create departmental tools and techniques, using Python to create rigs in a procedural manner whilst working collaboratively to develop and integrate tools into a robust pipeline.


  • Holiday 23 days per annum (rising 1 day a year for each year of service to a maximum of 33 days)
  • Subsidised gym/fitness membership
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working hours

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

Tagged as: Maya, Python, Rigging

Tags: Maya , Python , Rigging Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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