REALTIME are on the lookout for a talented Senior Pipeline TD with a love for all things Houdini. You’ll identify a wide variety of software or technical possibilities to assist production teams, single out issues, and implement necessary solutions.
You will be working with our Head of Pipeline Technologies and Directors to help develop the necessary tools, pipeline and systems that are required across our range of Games and Episodic projects.
Assist the Pipeline team to create, maintain and extend parts of our pipeline. Contribute to innovative ways to improve and advance our pipeline with new tools and scripts.
Design and develop tools and interfaces through hands on software engineering & scripting, optimise internal bottlenecks, producing systems that are both reusable and scalable.
Liaise with the Head of Pipeline Technologies, Production and Directors to update and determine pipeline requirements, goals, and challenges.
Proactively engage in R&D on new tools, processes & features to stay on the leading edge of new developments in the industry.
Support the Head of Pipeline Technologies in the development of more junior members of the team.
MUST HAVE SKILLS & QUALITIES:
Strong knowledge of Houdini, Karma and ideally USD workflows.
Good knowledge of renderers and compositing software (ideally V-Ray and Nuke).
Good skills in software engineering/debugging.
Strong knowledge of Python.
Tools design, development and maintenance experience in a similar field.
Ability to design complex reusable systems, while optimising the existing codebase.
Ability to work with Shotgrid and further it’s integration into a pipeline.
Ability to research, implement and modify existing techniques
Experience documenting pipelines and tools and providing guidance to artists
Experience working in Episodic, Feature Film, Commercials or Video Games industries.
Good understanding of dataflow in a CG pipeline.
Solid 3D Maths.
Knowledge and experience using databases, unit testing tools and build management systems.
Good understanding of Houdini PDG (Procedural Dependency Graphs) and VEX (Vector Expressions)
PACKAGE/WHAT WE OFFER: -
Fantastic, vibrant, and creative work atmosphere with a highly experienced production team.
Excellent development studios UK wide.
State of the art equipment, facilities + software.
Collaborative and inclusive culture with a real opportunity to work across multiple areas and grow.
Medicash + Enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental Leave Pay
Cycle to work scheme + an Electric and Hybrid Car Scheme
Your Birthday off + One day off per year for volunteering or attending a Charity Event