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Houzz

A visual remodeling platform helping consumers and design professionals collaborate.

Research Engineer, Computer Graphics
Palo Alto, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

About Houzz
Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home and remodeling industry and have an impact on over 40 million homeowners and 1.5 million professionals around the world. Frequently ranked as one of the top 10 most disruptive companies in the world and backed by marquee venture capitalists, Houzz will allow you to drive the future of an industry worth $1.2 trillion in the US and Europe alone.

Our entrepreneurial culture and warm family atmosphere will surround you with a fun and dynamic work environment you will only find at Houzz.

Our engineers play a direct role in the direction of our company and are able to work across multiple groups to implement fresh ideas that allow Houzz to be the industry leader. If you are interested in applying your passion to create products that will transform the lives of millions of users remodeling and decorating their homes, then welcome to Houzz.


Position Overview
We do research differently here at Houzz. Embedded within product teams, research engineers advance state-of-the-art algorithms and deploy promising implementations quickly to help millions of people. Research engineers oversee complex, real-world problems and directly shape how people understand, visualize, and design dream homes for their families.

The 3D Team aims to bridge digital experiences seamlessly to the world of home remodeling and interior design. As a Computer Graphics Engineer, you will be part of a cutting-edge team of veterans from the film and interactive entertainment industries, working at the forefront of making photorealistic rendering technologies accessible to everyone.
Contributions

Participating in state-of-the-art research in computer graphics
Building solutions for large-scale problems alongside a multidisciplinary team

Required Skills & Experience

M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or Math, or equivalent industry experience
Theoretical knowledge and applied experience with one or more key areas of graphics: Physically Based Rendering, Path Tracing, Light Transport, Appearance Modeling, Image Synthesis, and other graphics related areas
Very strong math background
Familiarity with concurrency
Proficiency in C and C++

Desirable Skills & Experience

Experience developing for VFX film rendering software & pipelines
Experience with computer graphics R&D within industry
Solid knowledge of modern graphics pipelines, software & GPU hardware architecture

Benefits

Competitive Salary, Flexible Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision, & Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, 401k Retirement Savings, Flexible Spending Accounts, Gym Partnership Discounts, Catered Meals, Fully-Stocked Kitchens, and much more!



Together, we don’t just accept differences -- we celebrate, support, and thrive on inclusivity for the betterment of our products and our community.