Lead Rigging Artist - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Owned & Operated

Rooster Teeth is looking for a senior rigging artist to hop on board and join the team. This person will be responsible for not only creating high dynamic rigs but also work with the animation team in order to support their needs. The rigging artist also needs to be able to work with our tech team in order to create the necessary scripts and tools required for the job.


    • Create rigging and skinning on new and existing characters
    • Create facial shapes for expressions for the characters
    • Add joints into the model, skin weighting, and blend shape creation for the rig
    • Provide technical direction on models, as needed, ensuring technical requirements are met prior to rigging phase.
    • Communicate the need for custom tools and scripts to supervisor.
    • Assist with developing approved custom tools.


    • Extensive knowledge of anatomy and kinematics
    • 3+ Years of experience with modeling, rigging and skin weighting Mel/Python Experience a must
    • Experience working collaboratively
    • Studio experience a plus
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Strong understanding of modeling and animation workflows
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a production pipeline
    • Maya Experience Required
    • Demo Reel and Resume

Perks + Benefits

    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Generous paid time off each year
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly 

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 25 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 3 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 1.8 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.