Groom TD

Sunnyvale, CA; Remote
Job Terms:
up to ~$95/hr DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon

Job Description:

Our client's Synthetic Data Group is seeking an exceptional Groom TD to join us in our continual
pursuit of high-quality digital characters. Work collaboratively with a small team to develop
state of the art hair and fur assets with a focus on procedural systems. The ideal candidate will
flourish in a fast-paced, dynamic research environment while continually improving quality and
diversity. Contribute to generation of synthetic data used to develop software solutions which
will enable the client's next generation products.

Key Qualifications
• 5+ years of hair and fur grooming for VFX or games
• Proficient in Maya and V-Ray
• Knowledge of industry-standard grooming tools (e.g. Yeti, XGen)
• Experience developing procedural, art-directable systems
• Scripting experience in Python or similar
• Experience integrating with character build systems
• Familiarity with shaders and materials for hair and fur
• Knowledge of offline and realtime approaches for rendering hair and fur
• Ability to scale work to large numbers of diverse characters while maintaining quality
• Experience debugging and tuning grooms in a production pipeline
• Nimble and able to adapt to changing requirements

Leverage your experience in hair and fur grooming to generate grooms and procedural systems
applicable to a diverse range of characters. You will work in a cross-functional team providing
synthetic data to develop innovative computer vision and machine learning algorithms.

BA in Digital Media / BS in Computer Science / Equivalent industry experience

Additional Experience
• Digital doubles in a production environment
• Hair simulation setup and tuning
• Cloud rendering
• Developing synthetic data content for machine learning, and computer vision
• Self managed, self motivated, and able to learn new pipeline and procedures
• Exposure to Agile development methodologies
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)