Lead Rigger

Lead Rigger

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Type: Full Time

Squeeze is looking for an exceptional Lead rigging artist. This person supervises the rigging team, and is responsible for maintaining the rig quality standards. With his deep technical expertise and experience, this person is also a coach for the rigging team, allowing for the team’s technical growth and proficiency. The Lead Rigging Artist also is responsible for the department’s pipeline structure. This person must demonstrate leadership and ingenuity.


  • Supervise the rigging department and technically supports the animation team
  • Develops the department’s vision ;
  • Create and maintain complex rigs and skins using Maya ;
  • Collaborate closely with the animation and modeling team to ensure the most optimal rigging job ;
  • Contribute to the optimisation of the rigging production pipeline (and other department if the need arise) ;
  • Work efficiently within deadlines, technical requirements regarding projects, in various visual signatures ;
  • Proactive in problem solving and continuously improves quality


  • Leadership ;
  • Team player ;
  • Good communication skills ;
  • Detail oriented ;
  • Ability to resolve complex technical issues ;
  • Initiative ;
  • Creative ;
  • Open to constructive criticism ;
  • Ability to respect project deadlines ;
  • Rigorous ;
  • Autonomous.


  • A minimum of 3 years in a CGI production ;
  • DEC/AEC or university education related to the position (3D animation, programming, multimedia, etc.) ;
  • Good knowledge of Maya and Python ;
  • Good knowledge of the human, facial, and quadrupeds anatomy and movements ;
  • Good knowledge of a CG production pipeline and the work done by other production departments ;
  • Experience in animation, a plus.
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