Mirada, a company designed for storytellers, is seeking a Character Rigging Lead with immediate availability for commercial and feature projects.

Our Character Rigging Lead will work directly with VFX Supervisors, CG Supervisors, Animators, Modellers and Lighters.

Position Summary:

The Character Rigging Lead manages the development of character rigs and animation interfaces and controls and manages the work of character riggers. Works collaboratively with pipeline in the development software scripts, codes and tools that support animators and the studio. Rigging lead must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and joint placement with strong understanding of facial muscles and experience in facial joint constructions. The lead manages research and development activities required to achieve creative vision. Participates in developing short-to mid-term operating plans for assigned function including resource requirements, schedules and performance standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Help establish suitable work techniques and workflow environment for other rigging team members
Work closely with animation team and supervisors to produce and rigging systems and test rigs for production
Will tackle the articulate rigging of shots efficiently and effectively
Complete and deliver shots and sequences that are creatively and technically excellent
Will report to CG and visual effects supervisor

Requirements:

. Possesses expert knowledge of Maya including skeleton tools and skin-weighting procedures.
. Experience working in a Linux environment is required.
. Experience with character simulation and secondary animation procedures a plus.
. Programming ability, Python scripting proficiency and software development experience preferred.
. Must have good problem-solving skills.
. Be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure.
. Be able to take direction from supervisors and structure daily work flow so that changes can be made efficiently .
Minimum of 5 years experience.

For consideration, please send resume/website/reel/availability to Katie at khenderson@mirada.com.