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Irvine, California - United States
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Pipeline TD (Rigging/Animation Tools)


Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Animation/Rigging Technical Director (TD) to join our cinematics team. The Animation/Rigging TD must have a thorough knowledge of animation, rigging, deformation and simulation tools currently used in the CG/VFX industry, as well as related cross pipeline workflows. They will be providing support for animation and rigging artists, helping them with technical challenges and debugging, work with technical and artistic supervisors to determine workflows, tool requirements, and asset needs. This individual will also implement tools and workflow automation. They must be excellent communicators.


  • Proficient Python development skills and debugging techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to rigging and deformations.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Maya.
  • Experience with Qt, PyQt, PySide.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in developing tools, and implementing process improvements in a CG production environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Technical support focused.


  • C, C++ programming experience.
  • Strong object oriented programming design skills.
  • Experience with rigging assets.
  • Shell scripting experience (c-shell, bash, etc.)
  • Able to create workflows or tools in new unfamiliar areas.
  • Generalist TD experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar field.
  • Familiar with Blizzard games and cinematics.

APPLICATION: Please include a PDF Resume

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us! 

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