Senior FX Artist (Houdini)

Orlando, FL 32835

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Position Description

Job Summary:
As a Senior FX Artist, you will work closely with the CG supervisor and other department supervisors to create high quality visual effects using Houdini as the primary FX software package. You are expected to have great self-management skills and will be assigned various tasks ranging from particle, fluid, and rigid body simulations to procedural 3D asset generation. This job is based in our office in Orlando, Florida. Applicant must either live in the area or be willing to move to Central Florida and work from the office daily.

Responsibilities include:
• Developing particle, rigid body, fluid, and volumetric effects in Houdini.
• Developing and generating 3D procedural assets.
• Debugging/troubleshooting Houdini technical issues for the FX department.
• Look-dev FX, set up AOVs and render layers in Houdini.
• Compositing your own FX in Nuke.
• Working within established pipelines and data structures.
• Maintaining good communication with supervisors and production team.

• 5 years professional production experience preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
• Proven and demonstrable experience in FX work using Houdini.
• Knowledge of task bidding.
• Experience with shader development and render AOVs.
• Experience with Nuke compositing a strong plus.
• Stereoscopic and USD workflow experience is a plus.
• Experience in real-time engine FX is a plus.
• Programming experience in MEL and/or Python a plus.
• Experience with Shotgrid or other studio management software a plus.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Must have or be able to quickly acquire knowledge of company structure (mission, goals, and objectives), and policies and procedures.
• Covid-19 vaccination required or willingness to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021.
• Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States of America
• Will not require Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to be employed (now or in the future).

Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace, and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen. We are an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to promoting an inclusive, diverse, and innovative environment for our employees. We provide all qualified applicants with employment consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, ancestry, national origin, age, protected veteran status, marital status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal, state and local laws. Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability with the job application process, please contact us at 407-909-9350 or via email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Type: Full-time