VFX Pipeline Developer

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$125/hr DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon

Job Description:

The VFX Pipeline Developer is responsible for the creation of visual effects tools and workflows and automating processes for the 3D/VFX pipeline. This individual must be creative and self sufficient while providing technical solutions and project tracking.

- Assist in the design, development, testing and maintaining of new tools or updates to existing tools
- Develop and support Python scripts to automate certain areas of the pipeline
- Develop Maya and Houdini plug-ins and scripts to enhance and streamline our production pipeline
- Work with VFX Supervisor and Pipeline Supervisor to identify strategic opportunities
- Take ownership of technical issues and work with the pipeline team and external users to resolve
- Adapttools to the problems at hand while balancing between long-term tool sets and short-term production-specific demands
- Implement and document pipeline tools, scripts, and procedures to support the developement and deployement of creative productions within the Marketing Communications group

- Experience building pipelines and deploying tools for distributed team
- Development experience in Maya and Houdini as well as experience building tools and OTLs/HDAs for Houdini
- Solid experience with Python and VEX in developing content creation tools and plug-ins
- Experience with user interface development and design using Qt and PyQt/PySide
- Familiarity with Network Render Queuing systems such as Deadline
- Experience working in OSX and /or Linux
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to bridge creative and technical aspects of 3D production

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with Javascript and/or C++ a plus
- Experience with V-Ray and/or Cinema4D is a plus
- Experience with Shotgun, Ftrack, NIM, or writing database savvy tools is a plus
- AR/VR development experience is a plus
- Ability to thrive as a member of a team
- Excellent communication skills and attention to details
- Exceptional organizational and analytical 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)