Houdini Technical Artist - VEX and Python

Tools, Shaders (Pixel & Vertex), Pipeline AAA

City of London
Employment Type
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Houdini Technical Artist in London

Are you a Technical Artist who is skilled in Houdini engine? Would you like the chance to work on a cutting-edge AAA game in central London?

As a Technical Artist at this studio in London, you’ll be responsible for developing, maintaining and optimising tools for the creation of technical art, as well as ensuring communication is fluid between teams to keep production in flow. The project you will be working on is currently being kept under wraps as it’s top secret and highly anticipated, so this is your chance to get in on a high-profile project at a top London games studio.

Working at one of the most well-respected AAA British studios, you’ll receive a great number of benefits, making up one of the best benefits packages in the industry! These include private family medical and dental care, annual bonus scheme, studio clubs (Comic book club, War gaming club, Chess, New Parents, Photography and more!), onsite yoga and football and comprehensive relocation support, as well as many, many more…

Houdini Technical Artist responsibilities:

  • Develop procedural tools for asset creation that are production ready
  • Work to improve existing procedural tools
  • Locate pipeline issues and inefficiencies and implement solutions
  • Create documentation for Technical Art features and tools
  • Facilitate production needs by liaising between Art and Engine programming teams daily

Key requirements for this role in London:

  • Excellent knowledge of VEX and Python
  • Experience with
    • Houdini engine
    • Creating and maintaining SOP tools
    • Creating user-friendly tools for artists
    • 1+ 3D DCC tool such as 3DS Max/Maya
    • Texture creation tools such as Substance Painter and Designer/Photoshop
    • Unreal Engine
    • Working on shipped console game titles in a Technical Artist role
    • Creating solutions in node-based editors
    • Creating blueprint solutions
    • Creating DOP simulations
    • Using profiling tools for optimisations
    • Creative coding frameworks
  • Excellent understanding of 3D maths for real-time graphics
  • Understanding of toolset building for art assets
  • Strong understanding of art optimisation techniques
  • Understanding of shaders such as Pixel and Vertex Shaders

If you’re interested in joining a state-of-the-art studio and becoming a part of a huge and anticipated project, this could be the perfect next step for you! If you would like to know more about the role, contact cj@skillsearch.com to discuss the opportunity in detail and have your application considered. Alternatively, apply online by attaching your CV below now.

Tags: Tech Art, Tech Artist, Technical Artist, Technical Art, Houdini Artist

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Reference: A010326

Company Benefits

aA Relocation support/sponsorship
bB Training provided
cC Free drinks, fruit or food
fF Private medical/dental care
gG Bonus/reward scheme
hH Cycle to work scheme
lL Subsidised travel
mM Health & wellbeing
oO Childcare support

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Reference: A010326

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Art Consultant Catrin Jones

Catrin is a member of our Art team, specialising in finding the best Technical Artists in the business. This isn’t her only passion though, having studied Maths at uni, she’s super talented when it comes to numbers… Unfortunately, she hasn’t quite worked out how to whistle yet, which would really come in handy when it comes to her new fur baby – Evie the Cockapoo! Although we’d had loved Catrin to persuade the orangutans she met in Borneo to fly back to the UK with her, we think Evie is a great alternative companion!

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