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RND Pipeline Technical Director - London

Full-time at Axis Animation in London, UK

With studios in london, Glasgow and Bristol, Axis Animation is an award-winning animation studio creating high-end visual content for film, television, games and theme parks. We are constantly looking for the best talent: enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be part of some of the best work in the industry.

Axis Animation seeks an exceptional Pipeline TD to join our Research and Development team on an ongoing basis, working on-site in London. As part of the Research and Development team, you will help support our London Office and will also collaborate with the Developers based in Glasgow to design, develop and maintain artist tools, core applications and services, contributing directly to the success of our projects.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to shape the future of an animation studio by embracing emerging technologies, evolving an established pipeline and contributing to open-source projects. If you are an ambitious developer looking for an opportunity to work on the cutting edge of animation and visual effects then we look forward to your application.

Candidates are required and must be eligible at time of application to work on-site in London.


Work cross-site with Artists, Leads and Heads of Departments to identify production needs
Research techniques and develop pipeline tools and processes to meet those needs
Ensure tools and processes meet the global pipeline framework and tracking systems
Test and debug tools and process to ensure stability and usability
Act as a liaison for communicating technical issues to Production, R&D and IT
Educate artists and other TDs on how to work with the pipeline
Create and update documentation explaining our processes and tools
Work with and develop tools for production tracking software and databases

Help manage code repositories, perform code reviews and maintain coding standards


3+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television
3+ years of experience developing for Maya, Nuke or Houdini is required

Experience developing for Shotgun, FTrack or other production tracking software
Working knowledge of Shotgun, FTrack or other production tracking Python API
Strong experience in Python
Excellent communication, troubleshooting and debugging skills
Ability to work independently and remotely as part of a team
Be proactive
Be adaptable

Experience with PyQt / PySide
Experience in Django, Flask or web development
Experience in designing and building database systems
Working knowledge of C++
Experience with render farms is a plus

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