Rigger Lead

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El Ranchito is currently looking for a qualified Rigger Lead to join us at our Madrid or Barcelona facility immediately.

Type of contract: Full-time. Long-term.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Maintains animation control rigging systems for complex characters in Maya with a strong focus on body and facial rigging.
  • Evaluates and recommends relevant external plugins/scripts.
  • Works with the CG Supervisor, Animation Lead and Modelling Department and evaluates rigging related production requirements.
  • Oversees the characters and props rigging through the animation pipeline.
  • Develops tools and plug-ins to optimize animation and rigging workflow.


  • Demoreel required
  • 8+ years of experience in feature film / TV visual effects.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expertise with Maya
  • Experience working with a reduced team and tight schedules.
  • Skilled knowledge of anatomy for both humans and animals
  • Strong Python skills
  • C++ and Maya API is a big plus but not a requirement
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Time management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good English language skills
  • Eligible to work in Spain

To fill up the recruiting questionnaire, please select Apply for / Other / Rigger Lead.