R and D Developer

Axis Animation
Glasgow, G3, United Kingdom
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

With studios in Glasgow, Bristol and London, 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 R&D DEVELOPER to join our Research and Development team on an ongoing basis, working on-site in Glasgow. As part of the Research and Development team, you would 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.

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


  • 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

Skills & 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

  • Be proactive

  • Be adaptable


  • Experience in designing and building database systems

  • Experience with PyQt / pySide

  • Experience in Django, Flask or web development

  • Working knowledge of C++ programming

How to Apply

Apply Now!

send your CV and demoreel link to recruitment@axisanimation.com and include the position you are applying for in the subject line, or apply on the website.

About the Company

Founded in 2000, Axis is an award-winning, international studio of directors, designers, artists, animators, writers and producers that creates content for the biggest names in video games, film, television, commercials and online entertainment.

As a creative team we go out of our way to get under the skin of every project and deliver beyond client expectations. We are passionate about our craft, and we challenge ourselves to leave a lasting impression with every piece of work.

No matter the client, brand, genre or delivery platform, our creative output is distinctive, engaging and entertaining.

Accordingly Axis has won numerous industry accolades, including: a prestigious Cannes Gold Lions Award, New York Festival Awards, D&AD nominations, London International Awards, Promax Awards and a Best Animation BAFTA.

In 2014, Axis were proud to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise, a highly prestigious honour bestowed by Her Majesty The Queen only to businesses that display the highest levels of excellence.