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Houdini Pipeline Developer

Scanline VFX

Montreal, QC 02-27-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Programmeur(euse) de pipeline Houdini/ Houdini Pipeline Developer

Eyeline Studios

At Eyeline, Scanline VFX's virtual production division, we want to provide you with a solid foundation where you can be a part of an innovative team of brilliant researchers, developers and virtual storytellers. Learn more.

En tant que développeur de pipeline Houdini, vous offrirez à notre équipe un aperçu approfondi de la manière à créer un pipeline Houdini qui inclus le lookdev, l'éclairage, CFX et FX tout en utilisant USD et Solaris comme pilier. Vous tirerez parti de votre vaste expérience en production pour élaborer l'acheminement de procédures intuitives et auto-documentées qui peuvent être rapidement reprise par des utilisateurs ayant différents niveaux de compétence et qui peuvent fonctionner efficacement sur des scènes d'une ampleur et d'une complexité extrême.

Principales responsabilités
• Architecturer, configurer, construire et résoudre des problèmes complexes et systématiques des procédures de pipeline Houdini pour les différents départements lookdev, éclairage, CFX et FX
• Recueillir toutes les exigences à travers de grand effort de collaboration qui englobent plusieurs départements et/ou disciplines
• Écrive du code Python de haute qualité, facile à maintenir et bien testé
• Écrire des sommaires techniques et de la documentation pour les utilisateurs

Qualifications requises
• Passion pour rester au courant des dernières fonctionnalités d'Houdini
• Plus de 4 ans d'expérience dans l'écriture de code pipeline Houdini à l'aide de Python
• Solides compétences en communication écrite et verbale
• Talent démontré pour configurer des procédures intuitives et conviviales pour les artistes sans renoncer à la fonctionnalité
• Compréhension des modèles de programmation orientée objet
• Désir de sonder et de comprendre le fonctionnement interne de systèmes complexes

Qualifications souhaitées
• Expérience en tant qu'artiste FX utilisant Houdini en production
• Expérience dans l'écriture d'un pipeline Houdini à l'aide de USD/Solaris
• Expérience PDG / TOPs

The Houdini Pipeline Developer collaborates with Pipeline Leads to build a Houdini pipeline that spans lookdev, lighting, CFX, and FX, using USD and Solaris as a backbone. They leverage their production experience to create intuitive and self-documenting workflows that can be quickly adopted by users of differing skill levels, and which can operate efficiently on scenes of extreme scale and complexity.

Key Responsibilities
• Solve complex problems in the domain of Houdini pipeline workflows
• Write high quality Python code that is easy to maintain and is well-tested
• Communicate with artists to identify areas of inefficiency and help gather their requirements
• Contribute to technical briefs and user documentation

Minimum Qualifications
• Passion for staying on top of latest features in Houdini
• 4+ years experience writing Houdini pipeline code using python
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated talent for designing intuitive, artist-friendly workflows without sacrificing functionality
• Understanding of object-oriented programming patterns
• Desire to probe and understand the inner workings of complex systems

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience as an FX artist using Houdini in production
• Experience writing a Houdini pipeline using USD / Solaris
• PDG / TOPs experience

About Us

Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide, including London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Munich, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Vancouver. Since our beginning in 1989, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Through innovation, we generate solutions for our clients and raise the bar - both within our workplace and throughout our industry.

We look for explorers, people who are willing to go to new places and are open to testing, learning and iterating as they go. We believe great ideas come from everyone, so we actively encourage team members to ask questions and present their ideas.

Powered by Netflix

Netflix's investment in our pipeline, infrastructure, and workforce allows us to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in visual effects. In addition to working on projects for Netflix, we continue to work with a variety of long-standing and new clients.

Come as you are

We are committed to ensuring fair and equal treatment of your application. When you apply for a role with us, you will receive consideration based solely on your qualifications.

We will only consider applicants based in Quebec, or those willing to relocate.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxekx4-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.