Senior Pipeline Developer

Location: Glasgow

Specialism: Animation

Pipeline , R&D

Contract: Full Time

Axis Studios seeks an exceptional SENIOR PIPELINE DEVELOPER to join our Research and Development team. As part of the Research and Development team, you will collaborate with all departments 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.


  • 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

  • Coach more junior team members and lead on specific development initiatives

  • 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


  • 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 in designing and building database systems

  • Experience in designing and developing APIs (REST and Python)

  • Experience in developing with docker

  • Experience with PyQt / pySide

  • Experience in Django, Flask or web development

  • Working knowledge of C++ programming

  • Working knowledge of USD


  • 5+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television


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