Software Developer - Creature Rigging Tools

Production Technology, Software Product DevelopmentRemote, Vancouver, Canada Montréal, Quebec Toronto, Ontario


Position at DNEG

Software Developer - Creature Rigging Tools

The Role


As a Creature Rigging Tools Software Developer you will work as part of a team to develop and support the tools used by our rigging artists to produce our award-winning work in Visual Effects, Feature Animation and TV.

We value your expertise, so with the help of our project managers and team leads, we are committed to supporting you and your ongoing development.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and develop tools for rigging artists across all divisions and sites of DNEG.
  • Communicate and work effectively with rigging artists (technical and visual) and other software developers.
  • Use Agile methodologies and communicate with our Project Managers to plan development and support.
  • Contribute to code reviews.
  • Deliver tools using DNEGs software deployment systems.
  • Produce technical documentation for the tools you develop.
  • Provide support and maintenance for existing tools.



  • A Degree in Computer Science or similar. Or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience with Autodesk Maya and it’s Python interface.
  • Experience of Python software development.
  • Experience with Qt (PySide/PyQt) and a good understanding of API and UI separation.
  • Knowledge of Git and Git-Flow.
  • A strong passion for UI design and UX.


Nice To Have

  • Previous experience as a Rigging TD on production.
  • Experience working on or using a modular rigging system.
  • Knowledge of other industry software's such as Unreal Engine, Houdini or Motion Builder.
  • Knowledge of C++.
  • Knowledge of USD.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing Production Technology department contributing to the technology behind exceptional VFX and Feature Animation work, working alongside a smart, creative and adaptable team of Software Developers, Project Managers, Project Owners and stakeholders from across the business.

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation companies for the creation of award-winning feature film, television, and multiplatform content. We employ more than 10,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London), Asia (Bangalore, Mohali, Chennai, Mumbai) and Australia (Sydney).