Houdini TD

Department: CGFX
Position Level: Mid-Senior
Facility: Stuttgart
Date(s): ASAP
Contract Type: Employee

Position Requirements:
• 5+ years production experience using Houdini in film/commercials
• Strong experience in fluid dynamics (smoke, dust, water), RBD, cloth / FEM, particles
• Strong understanding of both physical and art directable dynamic motion
• Proficient knowledge in VEX or VOPs
• Proficient knowledge in Python scripting/HScript
• Solid knowledge in PBR Shading / Lighting in Mantra
• Solid sense of composition, light and color
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Strong problem solving skills and technical knowledge
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines.
• A demo reel showing a strong sense of realistic effects

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline.
• Assist artists with troubleshooting of shots.
• Support and work with multiple departments, including Modeling, Animation, Lighting, Compositing, and Research and Development.
• Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.
• Work closely with other Technical Directors, Production Supervisors, VFX Supervisors, and Production Engineering to maintain and further the production pipeline.
• Assist in training and mentoring of other Entry Level and Associate Technical Directors

Job Qualifications:
• Basic understanding of multilayer compositing in Nuke
• Basic knowledge in other FX related software ( e.g. Marvelous Designer, SpeedTree, FumeFX )
• Basic knowledge in Maya, 3dsmax, ZBrush
• Linux experience

Additional Requirements:
You will also be required to have a work permit and permission to live in Germany if you are a non-EU citizen.

To Apply for this Position:

Please send an email to stuttgart@pixomondo.com with your current resume, a link to your demo reel and rate.
Or apply online here: Apply Online

Company Requirements:

PIXOMONDO is an international visual effects company with a global network. We are recruiting for key positions in our Stuttgart office, where we would like to welcome anyone with the right experience to work in a fresh and international environment.

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