Axis Animation seeks an exceptional R n D DEVELOPER to join our Research and Development team on an ongoing basis, working onsite in Glasgow.

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

Axis Animation is also involved in government funded research to leverage cloud rendering and games engines in animation and VFX. Research and Development are responsible for developing these technologies and integrating them into the pipeline.

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


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 in designing and building database systems

Experience with PyQt / pySide

Experience in Django, Flask or web development

Working knowledge of C++

To apply please 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.