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Character Rigger – North West, UK – Permanent – Video Games

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #726 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: Video Games


Our client is a games developer based in central Manchester who’s been creating video games since their first release in 2012. They are now in a position to expand their animation team and are hiring for a Character Rigger. You’ll be rigging and skinning a variety of human characters, creatures and props.



  • Character Rigging and/or Technical Animation Demo Reel
  • Advanced knowledge of creating custom deformation and animation rigs
  • Deep understanding of both Maya & ideally Motion Builder, with experience using HumanIK and custom rigs
  • A good understanding of human anatomy
  • Experience as a Rigger on at least one shipped title / project
  • Clear verbal and written communication in English
  • Understanding of Character State Networks
  • Excellent team work skills and ability to receive feedback
  • Experience with Python scripting languages desirable


  • Create, prototype and maintain high-quality character and prop rigs.
  • Work in collaboration with character artists and animators to design functional, responsive, animator-friendly rigs while keeping in mind optimisation and runtime performance
  • Development of modular rigs and custom Motion Builder rigs
  • Development of tools and workflows to assist animation, rigging and production teams
  • Handle the technical tasks related to characters set up and implementation
  • Rig and skin a variety of character assets, (heads and bodies), garments and gear



  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension
  • Small team and no crunch environment
  • 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Relocation advice


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

Tagged as: Rigging, Technical Animation

Tags: Rigging , Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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