U.S. Senior Houdini Pipeline Developer

Published date Posted on Indeed on Oct 12, 2021 (13 d ago)

About Us

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. "Visual Evolution" is our mission. We invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of Episodic Television. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there.

Summary:

Our Los Angeles location is currently seeking a Senior Houdini Pipeline Developer who will be responsible for assisting in the overall efficiency of the facility-wide production pipeline. They will support the management and development of tools that help digital artists with their daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make visual effects production as efficient and productive as possible.

The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production workflow.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with and take direction from CTO, Pipeline Managers, and Senior TDs as well as artists to create, support & maintain tools to be integrated into Zoic’s existing pipeline.
  • Utilize Python and PySide for tool creation and support
  • Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems
  • Update and maintain tools, techniques and work flows as required

Qualifications, Skills & Software Required:

  • 5+ years of work experience as a Pipeline Developer or in a position with similar responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience with user interface development
  • Past pipeline development experience a plus
  • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design
  • Experience with Version Control Systems
  • Some experience with Qt. Other UI framework experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Python scripting in Houdini, Nuke, and Maya
  • C/C++, C#, web development, SQL experience a plus
  • Past experience with Shotgun, RV, Cinema4D a plus
  • Linux experience a plus. Bash, file IO, process lifecycle
  • Able to communicate clearly with the various Zoic departments and locations

Additional Information

  • Candidates Located in Los Angeles and surrounding area preferred
  • This is a remote (work from home) position
  • Zoic does not cover relocation assistance
  • Zoic Studios Los Angeles and New York participate in the eVerify program
  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings we regret that only those selected to interview will be contacted

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