Senior FX Artist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

El Ranchito is seeking a Senior Houdini FX artist to help us on a fantastic project from now till mid-August approximately (2/3 months). This is an on-site job for our office from Madrid, Spain. Remote work won’t be possible this time.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the FX Supervisor to creatively solve effects challenges and develop final shot look.
  • Deliver all elements in a structured way that allows efficient integration into the pipeline.
  • Working with other TD’s and artists to create photo-real effects and physically accurate simulations
  • Working with production management to prioritize tasks.
  • Creatively solve problems and achieve art direction for a shot.
  • Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any creative and/or technical problems


  • Minimum 5+ years experience in the feature movie and/or television industry
  • Expert working knowledge of Houdini Software
  • Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modelling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics
  • Proficient knowledge of FX techniques and workflows
  • Familiarity with one or more coding /scripting languages (VEX/Python/etc…)
  • Good knowledge of NUKE and/or other compositing package
  • Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Eligible to work in Spain