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Get a job: Join SideFX as a Sr. Houdini Technical Artist


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Location: Toronto, Ontario; Los Angeles, California

Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep all of our employees and candidates safe, SideFX is hiring and onboarding remotely.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our talented Technical Consulting Team, reporting to the Technical Consulting Manager.

As a Senior Houdini Technical Artist (Games) your main role is to develop workflows and create tools with Houdini that enable a broad community of artists to create game content procedurally. You are a Houdini advocate, communicating Houdini’s value and features to our games customers. As an experienced game industry professional with strong and well-rounded Houdini skills, you are comfortable with on-the-spot troubleshooting. You are an excellent listener who takes the time to understand what our users hope to achieve and helps them reach their goals.

With strong communication skills, you love to share your knowledge with others and are comfortable presenting in a variety of media, both online and in person. We continue to expand rapidly into game development studios worldwide and would like you to bring your expertise to the thousands of artists who use our technology.

As part of the Technical Consulting Team, you will also work closely with R&D, Sales, Marketing and Education. You can expect occasional travel, sometimes internationally whether, for example, to visit customers or attend professional events.

Key Duties and Responsibilities*

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years experience game industry, or related industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years Houdini experience with demonstrated competency in a production setting
  • Fluency in using Houdini for a runtime context, preferably game production
  • Knowledge of the game development pipeline and related tools, including demonstrated

    proficiency with Unity or UE4
  • Must have great interaction skills and the ability to connect with others in person and online
  • Strong presentation skills, must be able to create and present content in Houdini fluently
  • Must be willing and able to travel occasionally (~25-35 days per year), sometimes internationally
  • Ability to work and operate remotely
  • Able to articulate an understanding of the business side of development, and the challenges faced by developers in an evolving landscape
  • A demonstrated passion for procedural processes and tools, and a drive to share that passion with artists
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills

Bonus Skills

  • Realtime character experience strongly preferred
  • Business development, marketing, education or sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relating to Game Development, Computer Science, Computer Graphics, or equivalent experience/education
  • Have experience as a Technical Artist or Lead Character Artist at a Games Studio
  • Experience creating learning materials or teaching production software

A demoreel or URL to online portfolio along with your resume must be provided when applying in order to be considered for this role. 

Interested? Apply now.

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