Technical Writer (12-18 month contract) at SideFX


Technical Writer (12-18 month contract)
Research and Development · Toronto, Ontario

Position Overview
SideFX is seeking an exceptional Technical Writer with a keen attention to detail to join our Technical Documentation team.

As a member of the Research and Development department you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry and interact with an outstanding artist community. We see this full time position as a career-defining opportunity in which to grow professionally and contribute to Houdini and its user community.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
Writing technical documentation for artists and programmers, such as user guides, reference, and API documentation.
Deliver clear and concise documentation in simple and easy-to-read English.
Collaborate with developers, trainers and other writers to communicate complex ideas to an artistic audience.
Review and copy-edit content created by developers and other non-writers.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Three to five years of experience in technical writing.
Experience writing guides, tutorials and manuals.
Experience with 3D packages.
Great organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work on multiple subject areas at once.
Strong written communication skills.
A passion for improving the user experience.

Bonus Skills
Production experience in film, TV, or games.
Experience with Houdini software.
Knowledge of physical simulation principles and methodologies.
Independent learner.

Please provide a technical writing sample along with your resume and cover letter when applying to this role.

Company Profile
For over thirty years, SideFX has been providing artists with procedural 3D animation and visual effects tools designed to create the highest-quality cinematic results. We are passionate about what our customers do because our roots are in production, both as artists and as pioneering technical innovators.

SideFX has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science several times for our flagship software product Houdini, and our breakthrough procedural based 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, Games of Thrones and S.W.A.T., and video games like Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Age of Empires. Our customers include Disney Feature Animation, Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and many more.

Visits SideFX Careers for a full list of our current job openings.

Our transit-friendly head office location, directly adjacent to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto, is open-concept with a relaxed style that includes, casual dress, and wraparound views from the 14th floor.

SideFX is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Accommodation will be provided to candidates with disabilities, upon request.


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