CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Join the team at Houdini Interactive!

FREELANCE UX/UI DESIGNER
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
3D DESIGNER
FREELANCE / CONTRACT

UX/UI DESIGNER


Who We Are

Houdini Interactive is a full-service creative design and development studio based in Spokane, WA. We create anything in the land of digital for clients all over the country. As an agile team of PNW locals, we like to dream up the impossible and figure out how to make it a reality. Stepping outside of what has been the standard in marketing and learning how to expand the norm through technology.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time freelance designer who has experience in UI/UX Design, Web Design, and Brand/Identity Design. The right designer will be extremely self-motivated, like to have fun creating and proficient in Adobe Apps, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD. We are a small team of professionals, with an office in the center of Downtown Spokane. The position has the potential to grow into a full-time position as we grow.

Your Responsibilities

  • Design, build and maintain multiple brand, web and mobile-based projects
  • Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences
  • Research and develop a keen understanding of our market and user needs
  • Collaborate with the Houdini team to drive forward visual style and consistency
  • Contribute to and help evolve our design system and individually contribute to an array of projects that use our design system
  • Translate project goals, user research, and user flows into clean, usable UI’s
  • Collaborate closely with the Houdini team to ensure a high-quality implementation
  • Communicate your designs well in meetings with our clients and partners

What You Bring

  • 2+ years experience in a similar role
  • Can commit to 20 hrs a week
  • A strong online portfolio demonstrating user-centric design solutions for both mobile and web applications
  • Passion for creating experiences that are beautiful and engaging and simplifying the complex into compelling graphics
  • Extremely detail-oriented and known for streamlined execution
  • Expert knowledge of design tools such as Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign
  • Relevant understanding of best practices and trends in UI/UX design
  • Typography knowledge and design layout skills 
  • Flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly efficient in providing quality designs 
  • Motion design, video, photo and illustration skills are a plus

What We Offer

  • Competitive hourly freelance pay based on your experience
  • A great workspace in Downtown Spokane
  • Fun & collaborative work atmosphere 
  • Houdini Electric Scooters for use around town
  • Office beverages and snacks provided
FULL-TIME / CONTRACT

Software Engineer


Who We Are

Houdini Interactive is a full-service creative design and development studio based in Spokane, WA. We create anything in the land of digital for clients all over the country. As an agile team of PNW locals, we like to dream up the impossible and figure out how to make it a reality. Stepping outside of what has been the standard in marketing and learning how to expand the norm through technology.

The Opportunity

We have an open full-time / contract position for a Software Engineer who has experience in creating custom applications and software for a variety of platforms and executions. The right Engineer will be extremely self-motivated, organized, and proficient in their field, with a thirst to push themselves and their boundaries. We are an agile team of professionals, with an office in the center of Downtown Spokane. The position has the potential to grow into a full-time position as we grow.

Your Responsibilities

  • Resolve complex technical design issues
  • Liaising with colleagues to implement technical designs
  • Development of technical specifications and plans
  • Analyze user requirements and convert requirements to design documents
  • Make good technical decisions that provide effective solutions to business challenges
  • Enhancing applications by identifying opportunities for improvement, making recommendations and designing and implementing systems
  • Maintaining and improving existing codebases and peer reviewed code changes
  • Investigating and using new technologies where relevant
  • Possess up-to-date knowledge of technological developments in the industry
  • Test, maintain and recommend software improvements to ensure strong functionality and optimization
  • Compile comprehensive and accurate documentation and or reports as requested
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers
  • Possess strong problem solving and decision-making skills while using good judgment
  • Collaborate closely with the Houdini team to ensure a high-quality implementation
  • Communicate your knowledge and expertise well in meetings with our clients and partners

What You Bring

  • 3+ Years software / mobile app experience as a software developer
  • Application architecture and design patterns
  • Experience serving as technical lead throughout the full software development lifecycle, from conception, architecture definition, detailed design, scoping, planning, implementation, testing to documentation, delivery and maintenance is preferred
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software methodologies
  • Game development and design experience
  • Excellent communication skills and comfort working in a collaborative environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A broad understanding, comfort, and enthusiasm for technology and the ability to quickly and proactively learn new technologies, techniques, and tools

Pluses

  • Unity 3D experience
  • Unreal Engine experience
  • iOS/Android App Development experience
  • Experience in interdisciplinary development projects
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary development teams
  • Familiarity with platforms such as Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi
  • Experience in the design/fabrication of interactive mediums (set design, exhibit design, product design, etc)
  • Experience using version control tools like git
  • Experience with of web technologies
  • Basic knowledge of low voltage wiring/prototyping

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary or hourly freelance pay based on your experience
  • A great workspace in Downtown Spokane
  • Fun & collaborative work atmosphere 
  • Houdini Electric Scooters for use around town
  • Office beverages and snacks provided

FULL-TIME / CONTRACT

3D Designer


Who We Are

Houdini Interactive is a full-service creative design and development studio based in Spokane, WA. We create anything in the land of digital for clients all over the country. As an agile team of PNW locals, we like to dream up the impossible and figure out how to make it reality, stepping outside of what has been the standard in marketing and learning how to expand the norm through technology.

The Opportunity

We have an open full time/contract position for a 3D Designer who has experience in creating 3D assets used in custom software and digital experiences for various platforms. Experience in preparing low poly models as well as modeling for use in the Unity platform would be beneficial. The right designer will be extremely self-motivated, organized and proficient in the top 3D modeling softwares such as 3DS Max, Maya or Blender, Z-brush and Substance Designer. We are an agile team of software and marketing professionals, with an office in the center of Downtown Spokane. The position has the potential to grow into a full-time position as we grow.

Your Responsibilities

  • Create and manage digital assets
  • Interpret concept art and sketches to create 3D assets
  • Follow design guidelines, asset naming conventions and other technical constraints
  • Prototype and iterate on models based on feedback from team members
  • Create textures, spec and UV maps
  • Optimize, refine and correct model geometry
  • Rig models and characters for animation
  • Work with artists, animators and programmers to execute projects on time
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in 3D design, capture and modeling tools and technologies
  • Collaborate closely with the Houdini team to ensure a high-quality implementation
  • Communicate your designs well in meetings with our clients and partners
  • Work with pre-existing assets

What You Bring

  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Can commit to 30 hrs a week
  • Intimately familiar with Unity 3D
  • A strong online portfolio demonstrating 3D modeling and design skills
  • Passion for creating experiences that are beautiful and engaging, and simplifying the complex into compelling graphics
  • Extremely detail-oriented and known for streamlined execution
  • Expert knowledge of design tools such as 3DS Max, Maya or Blender, Zbrush, Substance Designer, etc
  • Relevant understanding of best practices and trends in UI/UX design
  • Typography knowledge and design layout skills 
  • Flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly efficient in providing quality designs 
  • Some scripting experience and experience in the Adobe Suite will be an added bonus

What We Offer

  • Competitive hourly freelance pay based on your experience
  • A great workspace in Downtown Spokane
  • Fun & collaborative work atmosphere 
  • Houdini Electric Scooters for use around town
  • Office beverages and snacks provided

Please send your resume and portfolio.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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