The Believer Company

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Senior Technical Artist - Characters

About the job

We're looking to build a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and always, always, always hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.As a Senior Technical Artist focusing on characters, you will work with the art, animation and engineering teams to push the creative vision and technical boundaries of the character pipeline. You have a collaborative spirit, innovation-driven approach, and appreciation for an iterative development process. This is a unique opportunity to join a new team and help build a rigging and animation pipeline from the ground up. You will report to the Technical Art Director.

What you'll do:

  • Guide our efforts in developing data-driven rigging pipelines, tools, and workflows that enable the animation team to achieve their creative vision
  • Craft advanced rigs that are intuitive for animators and optimized for performance
  • Mentor team members on tools and techniques and provide technical support in areas related to the character pipeline
  • Analyze the latest developments in video game content and technology, and provide recommendations on how they can benefit our team

You are a great fit if:

  • You have 5+ years of experience developing rigging and animation pipelines for films or games
  • You have an advanced level of experience developing in Maya with Python/PyMel/Python API
  • You have knowledge of human anatomy, mesh topology, and the fundamentals of rigging and animation
  • You have experience with Unreal character pipelines, including Control Rig
  • Bonus if you have experience with complex facial rigs, or working with mesh deformation systems like Unreal Pose Driver and ML Deformer

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $146,000-$200,000

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans
  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary
  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance
  • Spring Health mental health services
  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy
  • Remote-friendly team
  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers


Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.We still think this is just the beginning.We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.

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