Axis VFX seeks an exceptional PIPELINE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR to join our Research and Development team on an ongoing basis, working onsite in Bristol.
Research and Development collaborate with all departments to design, develop and maintain artist tools alongside core applications and services used by Axis VFX.
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.
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.
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
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
Experience with PyQt / PySide / Shotgun
Experience in Django, Flask or web development
Experience in designing and building database systems
Working knowledge of C++