Facial Rigger TD

Performance (Animation, Creature, and FX) Mumbai, India


Position at DNEG

PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting speculative applications only.


We do not currently have openings available for the position of Facial Rigger TD, however, we are accepting speculative applications. 
If you would like to be considered for future opportunities, please submit an application. We will keep your details on our database.
and contact you when a position becomes available, should you have the required skills and experience which match this position.

Facial Riggers are an integral to the development of animation rigs for digital doubles, creatures, props and the subsequent support that is required. You will find technical and creative solutions to develop high-quality rigs according to the needs of the production. This is a team effort, so you’ll work closely with our Creature Supervisors and Animation Leads/Supervisors to develop the most suitable rigging solutions according to the needs of the production.

Must have:

  • Professional experience (10+ years) using Autodesk Maya
  • Qualifications in Visual Effects, Computer Animation, or a related field
  • Solid experience (7+ years) in VFX production environments
  • Strong skills in facial rigging and geometry deformations
  • Strong knowledge of FACS (or equivalent system) and facial anatomy
  • Strong skills in Python with the ability to adhere to established coding.
  • conventions
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Deep understanding in anatomy and muscle dynamics
  • Good eye for aesthetics of body/face deformations

Nice to have:

  • Experience with the Linux operating system
  • Experience animating or solving facial performances.
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Nice to have ZIVA RT knowledge.
  • Have experience with modeling to create FACS.

You'll be:

  • Organized, pro-active and a self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines
  • Positive, with a can-do attitude


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).