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DreamWorks TV - Character Rigger

NBCUniversal, LLC, Glendale, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Character Rigger works closely with the Rigging Supervisor and HUB CG Supervisors to build rigs for characters and complex props. The Character Rigger ensures that all deliverables align with the production’s schedule, technical specifications, and creative vision of the series.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for a Character Rigger to join its team based in Glendale, CA.

What would you say you do here?

  • Responsible for character and prop setup including rigging, weighting and skinning
  • Work with Partner Studio(s) to create and implement assets
  • Utilize Python scripting to implement new tools, and update and support existing pipeline tools
  • Work closely with Partner Studio(s) to ensure all character TD work adheres to the creative and technical specifications of the production while ensuring scheduled deadlines are met
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions for designs and animatics, making sure they align with the production’s schedule
  • Document workflows and processes using Camtasia video and Publisher software
  • Review and provide noted direction on assets created by our Partner Studio(s)
  • Create and troubleshoot simplified crowd rigs for use with Golaem crowd software
  • Collaborate with the Leads and Artists in other CG disciplines to help establish processes and pipeline integration during the course of RnD, prebuild for new shows and existing show production


● Extensive Maya knowledge
● Strong knowledge of IK and FK systems
● Experience with skin weights
● Strong aesthetic ability
● Strong Python scripting ability
● Ability to troubleshoot and resolve unexpected technical problems
● Prior experience working in a fast paced production environment
● Strong attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working in a team environment
● Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
● Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal/DreamWorks Animation worksite.
● Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

● At least 3 years of experience in television animation, feature animation, VFX, and/or video games
● Experience with asset management software, ShotGrid preferred
● Knowledge of Golaem preferred
● Interest in custom tool creation
● Experience working with international Partner Studio(s) is a plus
● Bachelor’s degree preferred

From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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