Salary: based on experience
Contract: 12 months fixed term initially
Start Date: ASAP
Function of the department:
The Digital Production Technology department is responsible for the provisioning, development, maintenance, and support of specialist digital production technology, infrastructure, workflows, and pipelines on all Productions (including Stop-motion, CGI animation, and VFX) within Aardman Animations across all sites. Digital Production Technology leverages the technical foundation managed by the IT department, all part of the same Technology Organization.
Main purpose of the role:
The Pipeline Developer will develop and maintain pipeline tools for all areas of the department, enabling more effective working patterns for artists using a range of 2D and 3D software. They will also support the integration of stop-motion productions into the CGI pipeline.
You will need an excellent knowledge of Python and associated ecosystems. Applicants will need extensive skills and experience in graphics related programming and a solid understanding of version control workflows.
We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated with a positive approach to work and has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate has great communication skills to gather requirements, troubleshoot, and demonstrate tools and workflows to creative and production users.
Aardman is an independent and multi-Academy Award® and BAFTA® award winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, games and interactive entertainment.
Its productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated, and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world.
In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee-Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Charter is our commitment to building a workforce that is truly reflective of society, underpinned by the belief that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential in delivering on our mission: to create entertainment for all and to be the most inspirational animation company in the world. We welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs. Aardman is proud to be both a Disability Confident Employer and a Living Wage Employer.