SideFX is seeking an exceptional software developer to join its Toronto-based rendering R&D team. If you know how to optimally importance sample an environment map, know how to vectorize code for GGX evaluation, and can intersect rays with a motion blurred OpenVDB primitive, then this might be the position you're looking for. As a member of the rendering group, you will be working with some of the brightest minds in the industry and interacting with an outstanding artist community. Our rendering experts have received prestigious industry awards, including a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the innovations made to our renderer, Mantra. Everyone here shares a drive for excellence and a passion for innovation in rendering technology. Providing digital artists with the most advanced tools for their craft is, and has always been, our single focus.
*Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep all of our employees and candidates safe, SideFX is hiring and onboarding remotely
Key Duties and Responsibilities*
*Adjustments will be made to enable duties & responsibilities to be met working remotely considering the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.
Required Skills and Experience
Sample R&D Projects
For over thirty years, SideFX has been providing artists with procedural 3D animation and visual effects tools designed to create the highest-quality cinematic results. We are passionate about what our customers do because our roots are in production, both as artists and as pioneering technical innovators.
SideFX has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science multiple times - including with an Oscar® - for the development of our Houdini software, and its breakthrough procedural-based technology.
Houdini is used by the world’s top film, TV, and game studios to create blockbuster movies like Spider-Man, The Lion King and Godzilla vs. Kong, TV shows like The Crown, Game of Thrones and S.W.A.T., and video games like Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Age of Empires. Our customers include Disney Feature Animation, Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, and many more.
Visit https://www.sidefx.com/careers/ for a full list of our current job openings.
Our transit-friendly head office location, directly adjacent to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto, is open-concept with a relaxed style that includes, casual dress, and wraparound views from the 14th floor.
Toronto office; Other locations will be considered within our company’s possibilities.
SideFX is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Accommodation will be provided to candidates with disabilities, upon request.
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