Senior Technical Writer

    Full Time
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Posted 7 months ago

    Job Description

    SideFX is looking for an exceptional Senior Technical Writer with great attention to detail to join our Technical Documentation team.

    As part of the research and development team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry and interact with an exceptional community of artists. We view this full-time position as a career opportunity in which to grow professionally and contribute to Houdini and its user community.

    **COVID-19 vaccination series is a requirement of Employment**


    • Create awesome technical documentation and learning materials for artists and tech artists, such as how-to guides, tutorials, reference pages, and videos.
    • Provide clear and concise content in plain English and Houdini help style.
    • Collaborate with developers, CTOs, UX designers, and other writers to communicate complex ideas to artistic audiences.
    • Review and proofread content created by developers and other non-writing subject matter experts.
    • Own your domains and schedule documentation deliverables for those domains.
    • Be a user advocate and help improve the user experience.
    • Please provide a technical writing sample with your CV and cover letter when applying for this position.

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Diploma/certificate in a related field (English, technical communication, 3D art, programming) or equivalent experience.
    • 3+ years of technical writing experience.
    • Experience writing user guides and tutorials.
    • Experience creating annotated screenshots, diagrams and videos.
    • Skills  with 3D DCC software packages (Houdini, Maya, Blender).
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work in multiple areas at once.
    • Strong written and face-to-face communication skills.
    • Be proactive and independent.
    • Independent apprentice.

    Not required but great to have:

    • Production experience in film, television or games.
    • Experience with Houdini software.
    • Experience with game engines (Unity, Unreal).
    • Writing experience without WYSIWYG (Markdown).
    • Experience with source code control tools (Subversion and GitHub).
    • Understanding of API documentation.
    • Experience with VEX or Python scripting languages.

    About the Company:

    For over thirty years, SideFX has provided artists with procedural 3D animation and visual effects tools designed to create the highest quality cinematic results. We are aiming at what our customers do because our base is in production, both as artists and as pioneering technical innovators. SideFX has been  recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture, arts and sciences – including an Oscar® – for the development of our Houdini software and its revolutionary procedural technology. Houdini is used by the world’s top film, TV and game studios to create blockbuster movies like Spider-Man, The Lion King and Godzilla vs. Kong, TV shows like The Crown, Game of Thrones and S.W.A.T., and video games like Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Age of Empires. Our clients include Disney Feature Animation, Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios and many more.

    We appreciate the most:

    Decency: We treat everyone with honesty, kindness and empathy. We give generously of our time and knowledge.

    Relationships: We build collaborative relationships with our colleagues and clients based on trust and respect. Our diverse team gives us broader perspectives

    Dedication: We take pride in and take responsibility for our work, always trying to do our best. We are dedicated to the well-being and success of each other and our clients.

    Excellence: We continually improve ourselves, our work and our business, striving for excellence in everything we do.

    How to Apply
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    All applications must include a Portfolio, CV/Resume, and any relevant documentation

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    3D Artist, Creative Design, Creative Technologist, Designer, Graphic Designer, Motion Designer



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