Established in 2020, the Singapore Studio is Riot’s second international game development studio. Working together with our Hong Kong Studio, Riot has been expanding our footprint in Asia and accelerating our talent growth to develop games that deliver great experiences to our players. Our mission is to “scale Riot’s games to hyper-serve players.”
We partner with our LA headquarters on game development for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra. We’re also building teams for VALORANT and Project L, our take on a fighting game. The Singapore Studio is seeking talented, passionate Rioters with backgrounds in all areas of game development to build games that make it better to be a player.
We’re focused on working together to promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and inclusivity, so every Rioter can be their best while we boldly pursue games.
That's where you come in
As Manager, Technical Art - Rigging on the League of Legends (LoL) team, you will work closely with the team’s Art Director to lead a team of riggers to create, improve, and maintain rigs for characters and other assets in the game. With you team of 4-8 Riggers, the focus of your team will be to work closely with the animation, modeling and concept teams, uncovering new ways to improve workflow and ensure functionality, consistency, and quality, and generally being the tech-animation minded voice of our substantial Art team that’s shipping content every two weeks!
You will report to our team’s Art Director.
Lead, mentor, and grow a growing Rigging team in our partner studio in Shanghai
Source & hire AAA Rigging talent in China
Develop and grow their Rigging skills through training and feedback
Ensure they’re properly informed and have all the information they need to succeed
Make sure studio culture and team health is maintained
Make sure the Rigging content they deliver meets/exceeds the quality bar for League of Legends
Be the bridge for the tech animation discipline between Riot Games and our Art Partner
Form a good, trust based relationship with discipline peers in Los Angeles to enable support and knowledge sharing
Coordinate with other Rioters in our team to make sure product goals are fulfilled and working practices are appropriate
Uncover and communicate Riot’s tribal knowledge pertaining to tech, product, and process
Build a long term strategy for Rigging in our League of Legends Singapore Team
Anticipate the team’s future rigging needs and develop/supervise solutions & resources in advance
Own tech animation tools and processes, and facilitate and improve to accelerate content production
Unlock products and content that would have otherwise been blocked by technical animation requirements.
Align and collaborate with the overall tech art/tools strategy
Leadership experience, having mentored and managed teams (3+ people), and defined and implemented team strategies
Professional experience as a rigger in games or related industries
Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy
Experience with 3D math, game engines, and a fundamental understanding of UX/UI principles when applied to tool development
Expertise in Maya, game engines, and scripting in Python
Experience with and commitment to building long-term maintainable, testable, portable, and stable systems
A strong communicator and able to convey abstract/sophisticated ideas in a concise way, in English or in Chinese
Experience with the technical requirements for a variety of game platforms
Exposure to procedural content generation
Exposure to machine learning for content creation
Bonus points for:
Experience working in shaders and vfx
Working on content heavy pipelines
Working on live service games
Working on games which are content heavy
Proficiency in Mandarin language
For this role, you’ll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experience of players, this could be the role for you!
Full relocation support
Full health insurance for you, your spouse and children
Open paid time off
Retirement benefits with company matching
Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
Play Fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits