Character Rigger

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
Mainland Europe
Area:
Germany
City:
Berlin
Posted:
19-Feb-18
Company:
Staramba SE
Job Ref:
1876000000083658

Staramba SE is going beyond borders in the world of Virtual Reality. Our approach in revolutionizing social networking for celebrities and fans, is what we call STARAMBA.spaces. Our impressive, extensive database with thousands of digital avatars of celebrities, athletes and TV entertainment is the foundation for the next big thing in VR.

Your responsibilities and challenges

- Implements animation control rigging systems for complex realistic characters and props using Maya
- Collaborate with Design, Engineering in the development of in-game animation systems
- Troubleshoot and fix rig issues, collect artistic feedback and fine tune rig behavior
- Troubleshoot and consistently present solutions to technical issues related to animations
- Interact closely with animators and other TDs to maintain and improve our animation tools
- Provide desk side support for Artists, Animators and Designers

What we expect

- 3+ years of production experience in rigging and at least one shipped title or equivalent project work
- Strong knowledge of Maya character rigging (full body/facial)
- Character skinning and physics simulation setup (Cloth/Hair)
- Experience working with game engine animation systems.
- A solid understanding of Unreal 4 including Blueprint, component and general game design experience is preferred.
- Experience with motion capture pipelines
- Experienced in writing Python, and understand how workflows can be optimised with scripts or automation
- Knowledge of MayaApi, PyQt, Pyside a plus
- Familiar with version control software
- Self-motivation with a strong work ethic, flexibility and ability to work in a team
- Fluent in English
- EU citizenship or a valid working permit for Germany

What we offer:

- An attractive remuneration with development prospects in an international company
- A self dependent activity and challenge in a varied work environment
- Lots of space for participation and realization of own ideas
- Opportunity for training in new technology fields and topics
- A highly motivated team with a flat hierarchy and fast decisions
- Flexible working hours and free drinks

Please send your CV, cover letter and portfolio if required to jobs@staramba.com

Contact Details:
Staramba SE
Tel: +49 (0) 30403680140
Contact: Andreas Ittmann
Email:

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