8 Aug 2019

Full-Time Senior FX Technical Developer

Bardel Entertainment Inc. – Posted by bardelrcrt Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Bardel is currently recruiting for a talented FX TD to work collaboratively with our Emmy award winning studio team. FX Developer TDs are responsible for producing high quality and reliable tools to help the flow of production in the FX department. We are looking for skilled Python programmers inside Maya and Houdini, keen on the FX workflow.

What you will be doing:

Develop tools to speed up the daily work of the artists on the floor
Automate tasks to improve production speed
Create functional UI’s to assist the usage of the developed tools
Ongoing communication with Supervisors and Leads to improve tools and workflow
Work with the back end team to ensure the infrastructure works with the tools
Assist artists with troubleshooting of shots. Issues may include problems with particles effects, volumes and FX related rendering
Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines
What you bring with you:

Minimum 3 years previous experience in a VFX or Animation Studio
Exceptional knowledge of Autodesk Maya
Exceptional knowledge of Houdini
Strong knowledge of Arnold for Maya
Strong knowledge of Mantra
Strong knowledge of Python scripting in Maya
Strong knowledge of Python and HOM in Houdini
QT UI building capabilities
Overall knowledge of an animation pipeline
Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent is a plus
Creative problem solving skills
Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups
Experience troubleshooting pipeline issues
Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines


Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: animation, arnold, Houdini, mantra, Maya, Python, and TD.

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