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Senior Character Rigger – Finland – Permanent – AAA Console & PC Games

Location: FI-02200 Espoo, Finland Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23938 Posted: 2 years 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 Console & PC Games


Our client is a globally successful console and PC game company based in Espoo, Finland. This AAA studio is known for creating cinematic blockbuster action games that break media boundaries, pushing the limits of 3D character technology, storytelling and visual effects.


They are on the lookout for a Senior Character Rigger to join their team paving the way forward on portable, maintainable, and reusable rigs and rig components across 3D digital content creation packages.




· Extensive professional experience in games or VFX with advanced modular rigging

· Strong understanding of the maths underlying rigging

· Able to learn new technology and techniques swiftly

· Solid English communication skills, both written and verbal

· Proficiency with OOP and Python

· Understanding of various DCC packages such as: Maya, MotionBuilder and Houdini

· Professional experience with frameworks such as PhysX or Havok

· Strong understanding of human, quadrupedal and bird anatomy and kinematics




· Cooperate with Gameplay Designers and Animators to gather rig requirements

· Create and maintain advanced modular character, creature, vehicle, and prop rig components

· Cooperate with Character Artists to establish optimal mesh topology

· Cooperate with Technical Artists to encompass the rigging framework with new functionality

· Cooperate with Programmers to certify optimum runtime performance across platforms

· Cooperate with Producers to ensure rigs and features are properly scoped and delivered on time

· Mentor junior Rigging Artists

· Certify that documentation pertaining to rigging is up to date and available to internal and external partners




· Professional experience with runtime rigging in games

· Professional experience with software engineering practices such as TDD and CI/CD

· Professional experience generating native DCC plugins using C++




· Exceptional quality of life

· Affordable cost of living

· Relocation support

· Competitive compensation with a bonus system

· 5 weeks of paid vacation every year alongside public holidays and other special occasions


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 425!

Tags: Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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