Digital Artist - Rigging

Silicon Valley, CA
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Stephen Charles-Kendall

Job Description:

Digital Artist – Rigging {6-month contract, possible extension – Silicon Valley onsite-relo accepted}

We are looking for a dedicated Rigging TD with AR/Realtime experience. In this role, you will be working closely with all of our teams in delivering a variety of high quality
animated and interactive AR and real-time assets. You will create amazing rigs and be a key part in the technical development of artist facing tools and automation.

Key Qualifications
• Strong Maya proficiency is required, knowledge of Houdini and other DCC is a plus.
• Experience with rigging for real-time in Unreal, Unity, or other engines. Production experience with USD and USDz is a plus.
• Advanced knowledge of Python with experience in creating workflows and tools in Qt.
• Programming experience with Maya API and C++ is a bonus.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Able to work in a collaborative environment with a team of artists and developers.
• Highly organized, self-motivated and able to adapt and learn in a fast paced environment.
• 10+ years of experience

• Create and maintain robust artist friendly rigs for mechanical and organic assets.
• Utilize internal tools and framework to create rigs in a scripted and modular manner.
• Test rig and real-time deliverables for compatibility and performance.
• Develop tools and automation processes to augment existing pipeline.
• Problem solve and troubleshoot issues while working with developing technology.

A Bachelor’s degree or meaningful experience is required.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)