3D Technical Artist (RE1)

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3D Technical Artist (RE1)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
Reference: 160_19_CASE_DPPP_3DTA_RE1
Job title: 3D Technical Artist (RE1)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 600 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

At the Visualization Group of the BSC, we are looking for a technical artist to work with us in the creation of scientific documentaries based on data visualizations. Check out our previous work in our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbABsNMD2jhy4CPd5iH_AkZRhmdMslfXD) and our website (https://www.bsc.es/viz/).
The position involves producing high-end renderings from the results of computer simulations for scientific documentaries . The candidate will work in two main areas: look dev, animation and render of scientific visualizations, and developing tools and scripts for data conversion.

Key Duties

  • FX animation driven by computer simulation datasets, mainly in the form of particles, fluids, or cached geometry
  • Collaborate in all the preproduction stages of the movies
  • Rendering
  • Develop and implement scripts to convert scientific data to standard 3D formats


  • Education
    • Master´s degree in Computer Animation or equivalent
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Proficient in Autodesk Maya
    • Advanced skills of Houdini
    • Solid knowledge of a render engine (Arnold, Redshift, Renderman…)
    • Minimum 3+ years of experience in the animation industry (technical department)
    • Experience in FX animation (fluids, particles)
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in Nuke and After Effects will be valued
    • Programming skills will be valued (Python, C++, etc)
  • Competences
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team


  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 24 months renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 1/9/2019

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV including contact details in English


The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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