Munich - Berlin

Houdini / CFX Pipeline TD (Senior)

Office: München/Berlin

Employment type: Freelance

Seniority: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

Years of experience: 5-7

Your tasks

  • Work as a member of the CFX Department in close collaboration with the Pipeline/Development Team.
  • Implement show specific solutions and tools in Houdini.
  • Improve and refactor existing code, tools and HDAs.
  • Integrate the CFX caching and publishing workflow into our custom PDG setup.
  • Optimize the performance of existing CFX setups/rigs.


Must haves:
  • Advanced knowledge of Python.
  • Fluent in the usage of Version Control Systems (preferably git).
  • Knowledge of Databases and Production Management Systems (preferably ftrack).
  • Solid understanding of the VFX Production Workflow.
  • Professional experience of working in a Pipeline/Development team for an established VFX/CG company.
  • Hands on experience in defining and implementing FX/CFX workflows.
  • Excellent knowledge of Houdini (Fur, Feathers, Vellum etc.) and Maya (Yeti) for Grooming and CFX.
  • In-depth knowledge of Houdini’s Python API (HOM) and VEX/VOPs.
  • Experience in optimizing Houdini scene performance (Performance Profiling, Compile Blocks etc.).
Nice to haves
  • Practical knowledge as a Houdini FX/CFX artist; Shot work experience.
  • Experience with distributed scheduling systems (preferably tractor).
  • Proficiency in additional programming languages: Bash, C/C++, OpenCL.
Up-to-date with the most recent industry trends and technologies (Houdini PDG, Solaris, USD, MaterialX, etc.).