As a Lead Rigger at Ubi San Francisco, you'll supervise the rigging team, and make sure that the rig quality standards are enhanced and maintained. With your deep technical expertise and experience, you coach the rigging team, oversee their needs and push for the team's technical growth and proficiency. You are able to demonstrate leadership and ingenuity working alongside a dedicated and talented dev team on XDefiant.

  • Be both an artistic and technical mentor for all the members of the team to push the team's quality

  • Help resolve all other tasks directly or indirectly related to rigging

  • Define, document, communicate and establish best practices and techniques for the rigging pipeline

  • Organize and overview the creation for in-game character generation

  • Create, prioritize, assign, and follow the different tasks in the team

  • Serve as the rigging team's representative by closely working with the animation and modeling teams

  • Work with the senior TD's to develop and integrate tools into a robust pipeline

  • Help in recruitment and integration of all new members and mentor their skill development to ease their learning curve



  • Mid to Senior level years of experience in rigging, modelling, or animating (or other related experience)

  • Knowledge of 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, and MotionBuilder) + familiarity with scripting

  • Solid understanding of anatomy and cloth

  • Excellent observation, problem-solving, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • A highly collaborative, creative, and innovative spirit

  • Flexibility and resourcefulness

  • Motivation to reach out for feedback and adapt to it

  • Knowledge and understanding of game engines

Learn more about XDefiant here - Learn more about the Snowdrop engine here -

Additional Information


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)

  • 401k match

  • Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time

  • Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements

  • Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services

  • Membership to One Medical

  • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer

  • Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet

  • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment

  • Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC

  • Generous discount on new Ubisoft games

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline


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