Houdini Developer [Tools Dev focus]

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking experienced Houdini Technical Directors to join our Pipeline team.

Employment period: These are a long-term position with an immediate start.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

Strong applicants will have held similar positions within recognised vfx facilities, helping create realistic simulations in Houdini and rendering software such as Arnold or Mantra. Applicants should maintain a broad interest and understanding of how artists and technicians work in the vfx pipeline, and how data and information flow departments.

Responsibilities

Broadly speaking, your work at RSP will be focused on providing Houdini based artists with fast, intuitive tools which in turn allow them to concentrate on making artistic decisions, rather than technical problem solving.
Create, update & maintain facility tools and workflows for houdini based artists in the context of specific shows.
Provide broad technical assistance to houdini artists resolving technical problems that in turn improve performance and efficiency.
Take tools that artists have prototyped and develop them into robust, production-ready tools.
Ensure tools and knowledge developed for specific shows can be re-utilised cross-project as general purpose tools.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress, offering solutions as required.
Maintain integrity and structure of the pipeline & workflow.
Meet stringent delivery deadlines under tight production constraints.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience creating &/or supporting high-end visual effects across similar roles.
Expert Houdini user with familiarity of other cg applications such as Arnold, Nuke, Maya, Mari and Photoshop.
Confident in one or more programming languages such as Python, Vex, C++, and Hscript.
Experience using programming tools such as compilers, debuggers, and version control systems.
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience. Self taught applicants welcome to apply.
Experience unix based operating systems such as Linux.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Application

To apply, please go to our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/jobs/

You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown, to employment@rsp.com.au with the words "Houdini Technical Director [Tools Dev focus]” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.