Full Time Job

Houdini Pipeline TD


Stuttgart, Germany 09-30-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

PIXOMONDO is a forward-thinking, artist-driven company with an established global network of facilities in both Europe and North America.
Our mission is to develop and produce stunning visual effects and innovative entertainment experiences for our clients.

We are in the process of expanding our German team and are looking for like-minded VFX industry professionals, who are excited to explore new terrain with our global pipeline team to build Houdini-related pipeline tools and solutions.

Key responsibilities:
• Participate in monthly global department meetings to understand their workflows, and suggest changes/updates to improve productivity
• Support Houdini show TDs with development and maintenance of applications and creative pipeline tools and setups for production.
• Provides regular updates on Pipeline development status, and notify stakeholders of any upcoming production risks
• Work in sprints and finish your work items within the sprint's cadence.
• Demonstrate strong team player abilities and assist fellow team members, share knowledge and experience.

Required Qualifications
• 3+ years of experience within the VFX, animation or video-game industry.
• Strong Python development skills.
• Proven pipeline TD experience in animated features, TV series, or VFX feature films.
• Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
• Excellent knowledge of Houdini and extensive experience with building and managing HDAs, using the Houdini Python API and HScript.
• Experience using Git or equivalent version control.
• Able to communicate solutions to issues in a clear and concise manner.

Nice-to-have qualifications:
• Good understanding of Windows and Linux, and Batch/Shell scripting.
• Experience with Pixar's Universal Scene Description.
• Experience with using and understanding Asset Management APIs and production databases (e.g. ShotGrid).
• Proficiency in working with one or more renderers (e.g. Karma, Husk, Arnold, etc.), and experience with renderer specific file formats.
• Able to convert concepts and workflows into process diagrams.
• Experience in writing unit-tests and applying PEP8.
• Experience with continuous integration and understanding code-life-cycle, code-review and test-driven development.
• Experience with pipeline development in Unreal.
• Experience with building user interfaces in PyQt/PySide or web-based.
• Solid level of written and verbal english language skills

We are looking for motivated, creative and smart people to join us either in our German studios or remote!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnj5y1-44-192-38-248-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Pixomondo (PXO) is an award-winning, solutions-oriented visual effects company that solves creative challenges for its clients and partners, crafting high-level visual effects for feature films, television series and commercials productions. For its work, PXO has won four Emmy Awards, an Academy Award and numerous other industry awards.