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Synthesis AI

SAN FRANCISCO, California - United States
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Senior Technical Artist - Crowds


Senior Technical Artist - Crowds

Synthesis AI is pioneering the use of synthetic data to build more capable AI. Our proprietary synthetic data and simulation platform enables the programmatic generation of vast amounts of photorealistic images and accompanying pixel-perfect labels. We empower the largest tech companies in the world and are looking to add to our world-class team of visual effects artists.

We are looking for a strong Houdini Generalist, Technical Artist, or Crowds Technical Director to join our growing team. Utilize your creativity and technical expertise to generate procedural systems within SideFX Houdini and other applications to service our customer’s growing needs for synthetic data.


  • Create and maintain procedural workflows/node-graphs for houdini crowd systems, character rigging and motion retargeting

  • Partner with back-end departments to maintain and improve the CG pipeline 

  • Interface with external contractors to build an animation & motion capture library


  • Minimum 2 years of Houdini experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience with crowd simulation, character rigging or motion capture pipelines for feature films or AAA games

  • Strong understanding of Python programming and CG pipelines

  • Hands-on exposure to pipeline development

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

Bonus Qualifications:

  • HDA/OTL tool building

  • Working knowledge of KineFX


This opportunity is fully benefitted and 100% remote.