Ubisoft’s 21,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.
Founded in 1996, Ubisoft Annecy has developed many sagas, especially on Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed®, while focusing on multiplayer online and social aspects, and also on concrete game mandates such as Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2® and Ghost Recon Wildlands. We are now proud to have developed our own IP’s, Steep & Riders Republic!
More recently, we are working on innovation with the creation of a technological expertise hub around the Snowdrop engine pipeline, for which we are focusing firstly on engine and graphics topics.
Located in one of the most dynamic regions of France, our Ubisoft studio is settled between lake and mountains, in the middle of Annecy, also known as the Venice of the Alps, 30 minutes away from Geneva International Airport. Having a studio with perpetual growth, we are focusing on our team members' commitment and team work. Our ambition relies on innovation and excellence with an ultimate purpose: our players' satisfaction!
Ubisoft Annecy is looking for a Rigger to join its teams in charge of developing a AAA game and participate in Ubisoft's next blockbuster.
The Rigger bridges the needs of Modelers and Animators to maximize the quality of rigging (joints/bones) and skinning (deformation of the mesh of skin and clothing) and works in close collaboration with the technical director to create tools that Animators need.
In this context, your missions will be the following:
Development of real-time rigs for realistic characters and animals, based on mocap or keyframe animation
Integration and optimization of rigs in the in-house engine (Anvil)
Integration of in-game characters
Understanding of 3DS Max Biped HIK system
Perform any other related task
You hold several years of experience in the video game or film industry.
Excellent knowledge of Maya, 3DSMAX, Motion Builder and skining and cloth constraints
Very good knowledge of scripting: PyMel, MaxScript, Python
Proactivity around rig and skining issues inherent to video games
Autonomous, organized and with excellent interpersonal skills makes you proactive
Ability to adapt, particularly in terms of quality and time constraints
Thorough understanding of human anatomy
Ability to work within a team, with good communication
Fluent level of English required, French a nice to have but not mandatory
Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.
All information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the Employment Equity Act.
Integrating the Ubisoft French studios also means:
Join passionate and highly technical teams, all driven by the desire to design and develop innovative games and stand out for their quality
Collaborate with teams recognized for their experience on renowned franchises
Develop expertise by participating in in-house sharing events (talks, conferences, trade shows) and benefiting from tailor-made training programs
Evolve in a leading French videogame company represented in 30 different countries, with opportunities for international development