3D Rigger - World of Tanks Blitz

Wargaming
WoT Blitz Development (10001714) Full Time

Wed Jan 10 2024

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Wargaming

Wargaming

Wargaming is a company with a rich history and a bright future. Founded in 1998, we have grown from a small team of passionate gamers into a global leader in the gaming industry.


We're seeking a new colleague with an epic sense of humor, ready to seamlessly integrate into our team and embrace the unique vibes of our studio culture. Join us on this epic gaming adventure!

Wargaming MS-1 studio is looking for a skilled 3D Rigger to create rigs and skins, as well as write scripts for animators. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and sharing knowledge while developing new skills.
We need a self-driven team enthusiast based in Europe who will closely collaborate with the Lead Animator, a squad of artists, and our Art Director. Your mission: breathe life into our characters and various assets. To conquer this role, you must wield exceptional verbal and written skills, steering the ship in our internal and external feedback and critique discussions.

MS-1 stands as Wargaming's leading mobile development studio, responsible for the acclaimed cross-platform shooter, World of Tanks Blitz, and the mobile naval combat game, World of Warships Blitz. With a portfolio exceeding 160 million downloads, MS-1 has secured its position in the gaming industry.

Spanning across multiple locations, MS-1 operates from primary offices in Vilnius, Berlin, and Nicosia. The studio boasts an international and multicultural team comprising around 300 professionals, each bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences in development, publishing, and operations to the table.

What will you be doing?

  • Creating high-quality rigs and skins.
  • Collaborating with artists/outsource partners, to ensure models satisfy technical requirements for rigging.
  • Working closely with animators to develop efficient and user-friendly animation rigs.
  • Creating and maintaining tools to support the asset creation process.
  • Helping to design, construct, document, and implement pipeline procedures.
  • Prototyping/Researching new techniques and processes.
  • Helping to support off-site development partners.
  • Using Unreal Engine to integrate the skinned meshes and LODS into the game.

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven Advanced rigging expertise in the gaming industry
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and understanding of human and creature anatomy
  • Python scripting experience
  • Experience making tools and supporting processes to aid the asset pipeline.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Effective troubleshooting and creative problem-solving approach
  • Diligent self-management for individual and team tasks, schedules, and budgets
  • Strong organizational skills with a focus on optimization, asset management, and multi-software proficiency
  • Portfolio of your work displaying unique rigging techniques

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • C++ programming language
  • Unreal 5 experience
  • Unreal 4 development experience, including using cloth and physics systems.
  • Knowledge of Perforce and GIT
  • Creating and maintaining animation blueprints
  • A keen eye for animation quality

Benefits

Benefits and perks are tailored to the local market and culture. Our benefits in Guildford include:

  • 5 weeks of Annual Leave per calendar year
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Onsite canteen (with an endless supply of snacks and beverages)
  • Video game areas, Warhammer painting station, a bespoke D&D table, Adjustable height desks
  • Wellbeing perks (Mental Health Days, Dedicated Well-being room, Team of Mental Heath First Aiders, Professional counseling)
  • Health Insurance (including family coverage), Life Insurance, Pension contribution
  • Career development and education opportunities within the company
  • Employee discounts
  • Personal Gaming Account 
  • Company events 
  • Seniority Awards 
  • Referral program - you can recommend the best talents to the Company and receive a reward 
  • Working in one of the main European hubs for mobile game development
  • Startup within a company with 25 years of experience on the market
  • To learn more about our studio in Guildford, follow this link: https://dpsgames.com/studio

About Wargaming 

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 16 offices worldwide, including studios in Chicago, Prague, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Vilnius. Our diverse and multicultural team works together to deliver a top-class experience to millions of players who enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include free-to-play hits World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Tanks Blitz.

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