Houdini Pipeline Developer

Eyeline Studios – Tech Development /
Fixed term /
The Houdini Pipeline Developer collaborates with Pipeline Leads to build a Houdini pipeline that spans lookdev, lighting, CFX, and FX, using USD and Solaris as a backbone. They leverage their production experience to create intuitive and self-documenting workflows that can be quickly adopted by users of differing skill levels, and which can operate efficiently on scenes of extreme scale and complexity.  

Key Responsibilities

    • Solve complex problems in the domain of Houdini pipeline workflows
    • Write high quality Python code that is easy to maintain and is well-tested 
    • Communicate with artists to identify areas of inefficiency and help gather their requirements
    • Contribute to technical briefs and user documentation

Minimum Qualifications

    • Passion for staying on top of latest features in Houdini
    • 4+ years experience writing Houdini pipeline code using python
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated talent for designing intuitive, artist-friendly workflows without sacrificing functionality
    • Understanding of object-oriented programming patterns
    • Desire to probe and understand the inner workings of complex systems

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience as an FX artist using Houdini in production
    • Experience writing a Houdini pipeline using USD / Solaris
    • PDG / TOPs experience
$90,000 - $140,000 a year
This salary range is specific to applicants applying to our position in Vancouver, BC. To determine your base salary, we consider your qualifications, skills, and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary outside of this range and will also be dependent on your location.
About Us
Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide, including London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Munich, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Vancouver. Since our beginning in 1989, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Through innovation, we generate solutions for our clients and raise the bar — both within our workplace and throughout our industry.

We look for explorers, people who are willing to go to new places and are open to testing, learning and iterating as they go. We believe great ideas come from everyone, so we actively encourage team members to ask questions and present their ideas.

Eyeline Studios
Eyeline Studios, our virtual production division, is rethinking the future of real-time filmmaking by providing content creators with unmatched flexibility. Learn more.

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Netflix’s investment in our pipeline, infrastructure, and workforce allows us to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in visual effects. In addition to working on projects for Netflix, we continue to work with a variety of long-standing and new clients.

Come as you are
We are committed to ensuring fair and equal treatment of your application. When you apply for a role with us, you will receive consideration based solely on your qualifications.

We will only consider applicants based in British Columbia, or those willing to relocate.