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 its flagship software product Houdini, and its breakthrough procedural based technology.

Houdini is used by the world’s top film, TV, and game studios to create blockbuster movies such as Black Panther and Moana, captivating TV shows like American Gods and Games of Thrones, and hit video games like Horizon Zero Dawn and Mafia III. Our customers include Disney Feature Animation, Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Blue Sky, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and many more.

Position Overview

As part of the Technical Operations team, the Software Developer will work on the non-3D aspects of our 3D animation tool Houdini, which encompasses all areas of software engineering. The Software Developer will maintain and improve Houdini, focusing on the end-to-end user experience that encompasses areas ranging from installation, licensing, initial experience, workflow improvements, usage telemetry and analytics, and crash report analytics. This role will work closely with other developers, artists and designers.

At SideFX, you will have the ability to make a significant contribution to the success of our projects. We are looking for the best and brightest to join our highly motivated team.


  • Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • A record of academic and professional excellence
  • Strong knowledge of C++ and Python
  • Excellent problem solving, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team development environment
  • The following experience will be considered a bonus:
    • Experience with cross-platform development
    • Relevant contribution to large scale software architecture and development
    • User interface design (workflow, look, and feel)


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.

How To Apply

If interested, please apply directly via email to mentioning Software Developer in the subject line. We appreciate all candidates interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by SideFX.

Side Effects Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation will be provided, upon request.