Pipeline Technical Director - Bristol
Axis Studios
Bristol, United Kingdom
2d ago

Axis Studios seeks an exceptional PIPELINE TD to join our Research and Development team on an ongoing basis, working initially remotely and then onsite in Bristol, UK.

Research and Development collaborate with all departments to design, develop and maintain artist tools alongside core applications and services used by Axis Studios.

These include : review tools and pipeline, production and asset tracking services, software environment management and more.

Together these systems form the building blocks that enable the data creation and flow required for delivery of final content.

  • As Pipeline TD you would help support a wide range of departments such as Editorial, Animation and Lighting, along with their interdepartmental workflows and processes;
  • solve technical challenges to make projects a reality; and help adopt new technologies such as cloud computing and game engine rendering.

    Candidates must be willing and able to work onsite in Bristol, and we may be able to provide visa sponsorship for exceptional candidates.

    This role offers opportunities on both a freelance and permanent contract basis.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop pipeline tools and processes to meet production needs
  • Work with the Head of R&D to design and prioritize production 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 on how to work with the pipeline
  • Create and update documentation explaining our processes and tools
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television
  • Experience developing for Shotgun, FTrack or other production tracking software
  • Experience developing for Maya, Nuke or Houdini
  • Strong experience in Python
  • Excellent communication, troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • STRONGLY PREFERRED

  • Experience with PyQt / PySide / Shotgun
  • Experience in designing and building database systems
  • Working knowledge of C++
  • Axis is a multi award winning Animation and VFX studio. Spanning three UK studios, we share a fascination for the possibilities of art and technology, and a passion for discovering where imagination can take us next.

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