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Munich

TRIXTER Munich is currently looking to hire an experienced Lead Houdini FX TD. The ideal candidate will show strong attention to detail backed up with excellent technical understanding and ability to achieve optimum results.

Location: Munich

Type of contract: Full-time, Long-term.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Execute FX technique tasks using Houdini software.
  • Deliver all elements in a structured way that allows efficient integration into the pipeline.
  • Produce the final looks of FX sequences, including integration with other CG elements.
  • Work with production management to prioritize tasks.
  • Take responsibility, lead and support junior Artists.
  • Creatively solve problems and achieve art direction for a shot.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems independently.
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Requirements:

  • Minimum 4+ years’ experiencein developing Special Effects in future film industry.
  • Expert knowledge of Houdini Software.
  • Proficient knowledge of FX techniques, workflow and software (FumeFX, RealFlow, Maya Particles, Studio Max) and/or 3D software package.
  • Proficiency with liquid simulations,destructions, explosions, trails, smoke and dust.
  • Strong understanding of motion, forces, fluid behaviours and particle dynamics.
  • Experience with live action/photo real a major plus.
  • Good knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects.
  • Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • English language skills

 

Please send your CV and your earliest commencement date by email to jobs@trixter.de

We are very much looking forward to meeting you!

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Munich

TRIXTER Munich is currently looking for an experienced HR Manager to join our team as soon as possible.

Location: Munich

 

Responsibilities

  • Reporting directly to the CEO of TRIXTER
  • Responsible for TRIXTER and subsidiaries
  • Selection and recruitment of staff and freelancers, termination management, employer’s references
  • Proactive personnel development together with CEO, Head of Studio and Head of Production
  • Assistance for development and administration of variable compensation components
  • Optimizing strategy and administration of vacation days and overtime
  • Professional and disciplinary lead of recruiters
  • Improvement and implementation of staff performance appraisals
  • Creating a local and global HR strategy
  • Providing contracts, side letters, reference letters (internal / external)


Requirements:

  • Several years of work experience in a similar position, not necessarily in film business
  • Ready to travel to subsidiaries, mainly Berlin
  • Fluent English language skills, spoken and in writing
  • Great social skills but confident and diplomatic manner
  • Good memory of people and their performance
  • Very precise but efficient working style
  • Handle confident data with care and absolute discretion
  • Sound knowledge of:
    • employment law, social security law, income tax system
    • business and people management
    • communication and psychology
    • educational science
    • group dynamics
    • VFX industry and project workflows

 

If interested, please send us your CV and salary expectations to: jobs@trixter.de

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Munich

We are currently looking for a Shot Sculpting Artist to join our team as soon as possible.

Location: Munich

Contract duration: Long-term contract

 

 

Description:

The Shot Sculpting Artist will be our go-to person that will solve deformation imperfections by bringing back the aesthetics and the desired behavior on a exiting animation cache.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Solving by sculpting/modeling the animation cache imperfections.
  • Blending animation caches of the same asset, where necessary, to reach the desired result
  • Adding and animation synchronizing new deformation features (extra wrinkles, folds, muscles, skin sliding…)
  • Assuring that the new output will be technically ready for the next production stages (no intersections, smooth geometry transitions, minimized stretching…)


Requirements:

  • Solid Modeling/Sculpting skills
  • Expert using Maya deformers
  • Strong understanding of anatomy
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to assess possible problems that need fixing: intersections, stretching
  • A good sense of motion and deformation
  • Organized and pro-active
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines 
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Fluent English language skills, spoken and in writing
  • Eligible to work in Germany

 

To apply, please send us your CV, link to your demoreel and earliest commencement by e-mail to jobs@trixter.de.

 

 

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Munich

Description:

System Administrators ensure the ongoing smooth running of our production systems with a view to developing the systems for the future. Location: Trixter Munich GmbH. This role would occasionally require providing support outside of core week-day hours and on weekends to support production deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and implement storage infrastructure
  • Implement the primary direction, and strategic road-map for IT systems (including networks, servers, infrastructure services, storage)
  • Advise and support implementation servers as well as large technical projects.
  • Maintain and support network infrastructure (monitoring, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Installing and supporting 3rd party software packages as well as managing license accounting
  • Support the hardware and software acquisition process
  • Setup, maintain and enhance already existing services and well as new ones

 

Essential Skills:

  • Good analytical, organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems as they arise and remain calm in a fast-paced and highly pressurized environment.
  • Ability to manage conflicting demands and demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to quickly understand the needs of the business and respond accordingly
  • Ability to quickly understand the output of a Company in order to affect decision-making


Technical skills:

  • 5+ years experience working as a systems administrator
  • A degree in a Computer Science/IT or equivalent experience
  • Substantial Linux system administration experience using Red Hat and/or Fedora, Solaris and BSD type operating systems as well as Windows and OSX
  • A thorough knowledge of storage and networking concepts and techniques, layer2/3 switches and configuration
  • An understanding of technologies such as relational databases, NFS, SAN, File Systems (especially ZFS) and virtualization
  • A knowledge of scripting languages such as Shell/Bash, Python, PERL

 

Highly regarded skills:

  • Experience of IBM spectrum protect and/or scale, ZFS and other storage technologies.
  • Experience of the specialized systems utilized in the VFX industry

 

This opening is only open to people with an EU citizenship or with an existing German Visa.
To apply, please send us your CV and cover letter to jobs@trixter.de.

 

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Berlin, Munich, Munich - Berlin

TRIXTER Munich & Berlin are currently looking to hire experienced Senior Houdini FX TDs to start as soon as possible.

Location: Munich or Berlin, Germany
Type of contract: Freelancer, short-term

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with VFX Supervisors to creatively solve effects challenges and develop final shot look
  • Deliver all elements in a structured way that allows efficient integration into the pipeline.
  • Working with other TD’s and artists to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations
  • Working with production management to prioritize tasks.
  • Creatively solve problems and achieve art direction for a shot.
  • Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any creative and/or technical problems

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 4+ years experience in the feature movie and/or television industry.
  • Expert working knowledge of Houdini Software.
  • Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modelling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics
  • Proficient knowledge of FX techniques and workflows.
  • Understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems.
  • Familiarity with one or more coding /scripting languages (Python/Mel/etc)
  • Good knowledge of NUKE and/or other compositing package.
  • Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • English language skills

 

If your experience matches above description we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please send your CV, link to your demo reel, earliest availability and daily rate by email to  jobs@trixter.de.

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