Houdini FX TD - Montreal

Montreal /
3D – FX /
Contract - Artist
Scanline VFX is an award-winning visual effects studio, with locations in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart. Attracting talent from around the world, current work includes Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and Stanger Things Season 4.

Come and join an innovative and collaborative team and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the globe. 

Reporting to the Pipeline Development team, the Houdini FX TD builds tools and frameworks to power artist workflows across all disciplines of VFX.


    • Identifies and solves complex, systematic problems in the domain of the tools, nodes graphs, pipeline, and overall workflow development
    • Gathers requirements across large collaboration efforts that span multiple departments and/or disciplines
    • Leverages current technology research and development trends to innovate and advance Scanline VFX’s technologies
    • Designs, builds, and implements prototypes; debugs, and QA's using common testing platforms with stakeholders
    • Maintains and supports created tools and fine-tunes as needed
    • Writes technical briefs and documentation
    • Partners with the pipeline management team to identify and schedule tasks
    • Defines, communicates and enforces development standards across teams and projects


    • BA in Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience (required)
    • Three (2) to five (5) years of experience with VFX, Gaming, or other professional Houdini software usage
    • Expert knowledge of Houdini
    • Python, PyQt, and HScript scripting abilities
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Good interpersonal communication skills
    • Bash/cshell/Linux knowledge
    • Knowledge of render queuing software
    • Knowledge of Shotgun or asset management is a plus
    • Some knowledge of Maya and Nuke is a plus
    • Experience with V-Ray and MAXScript is a plus
    • C/C++ abilities is a plus


    • Flowline
    • Thinking Particle
    • FumeFX
    • Krakatoa
    • MAXScript
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

Please only apply once. We keep your application details on file for both current and future job opportunities. If you are applying to more than one position, use the same email address on all applications. Only re-apply if
your details have recently changed.

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