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Houdini Pipeline and Tools TD
Posted on 10/26/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Houdini and extensive experience with building and managing HDAs and using the Houdini Python API
  • Expert Python development skills
  • Solid understanding of computer graphics fundamentals
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic skills
  • Passion for solving challenging, impactful problems
  • 5+ years experience in professional feature film (live-action visual effects or animation), video games or commercials
  • Analyze, develop and improve pipelines centered around Houdini
  • Develop and maintain procedural Houdini tooling to improve and support new production capabilities and efforts
  • Work closely with all Perception Simulation teams to understand production needs
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with various parts of a VFX pipeline (modeling, texturing, effects, rendering, compositing, etc.)
  • Experience with USD (Universal Scene Description)
  • C++ and especially Houdini HDK (the C++ API/SDK)
  • Experience with building user interfaces in PyQt/PySide
Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Leading company in self-driving vehicles
Company Overview
Aurora is on a mission to build self-driving technology that will revolutionize the future of transportation. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks
  • Medical, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Paid leave
  • Vacation, Holidays & Sick Time
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Aurora Academy
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Onsite Food
  • PerkSpot
  • Working from Home Support
  • Emotional & Physical Wellness
  • Employee Assistance Program
Company Core Values
  • Operate with integrity - We do the right thing, even if it delays our work or makes less money
  • Focus - We’re solving one of the most challenging problems of our generation, and we’ll get there by fostering a culture of depth, focus, and rigorous engineering
  • No jerks - We solve hard technical problems through discussion and collaboration. We don’t waste time battling over personalities and egos
  • Be reasonable - We expect each other to use good judgment and always have the best interest of the company and our partners in mind
  • Set outrageous goals - We set ambitious goals that demand commitment and push us to do our best work
  • Win together - We are building a technology and a company that will serve people and communities around the world. Our team’s diverse perspective and experience make us stronger and better reflect the world we live in