Penrose Studios crafts ground-breaking immersive stories, and needs your help building a platform for this new artistic medium. Penrose is looking for riggers/character technical directors to artfully mold 3D models into movable and appealing characters in the new mediums of Virtual and Augmented Reality.



  • Design, create, test and maintain character rigs/setups.

  • Work with the modelers to create a model that meets technical needs.

  • Collaborate with animators to design motion controls.

  • Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems.

  • Capable of writing pipeline tools to streamline the setup process.

  • Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges.

  • Consistently meet production goals as assigned by Production Management.


  • Minimum of 4 years of rigging experience in Film, Television, or Video Game production

  • A thorough understanding of anatomy, bio-mechanics, skinning and topology to produce appealing deformations

  • Proficient with Maya and/or equivalent 3D program.

  • Scripting skills in Maya API, MEL scripting, Python and/or equivalents

  • Experience with setting up production pipelines while being able to follow guidelines

  • Real time engine experience preferred (such as Unity, Unreal Engine 4)

  • Additional experience with Animation, 3D modeling, and/or Texturing is a plus

  • Experience with mo-cap animation pipelines is a plus

  • Avid interest in the possibilities of Virtual Reality

  • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, and a great team-player attitude

  • Solid and consistent time-management skills.


Penrose is based in San Francisco.