BRS Pipeline TD
Axis Studios
Bristol, United Kingdom
3d ago

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.

  • 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.


    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++

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