Software Developer Senior (Houdini)

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

The Software Developer will have a deep involvement in designing and developing innovative tools to overcome specific challenges related to the production of our animated feature films. This effort seeks to implement solutions that off the shelf software would not provide while maximizing productivity and meeting the high quality standard set by our client. The scope of the developments may be from a simple python script to a larger development involving complex algorithms.


  • Develop and maintain the required tools following the requirements supplied by the production departments and following the Production Engineering Team guides
  • Partner with Artists and other Engineers to iterate, debug, document and refine tools and processes for feature film production
  • Work on short term needs originated by shot challenges
  • Help first support line to solve day-to-day artist problems


  • Problem solving skills with high attention to detail, balancing quick turnaround with long-term quality
  • Expert in Python
  • Ability to communicate the design and implementation of software solutions including relevant strengths/weaknesses and reasons for implementation decisions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience programming with the following softwares: Maya and Houdini
  • Experience working with a source version control system (git)
  • Have a startup personality: smart, ethical, friendly, hard-working and productive
  • Experience with Arnold
  • Experience in animation productions
  • Good understanding of production pipelines
  • Experience with agile development and scrum methodology
  • User interaction design with a working knowledge of standard UI toolkits (PySide2)

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category.


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