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Glasgow - United Kingdom
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Lighting Pipeline TD


Are you a TD interested in supporting the creative and visual objectives of our Lighting Team through pipeline troubleshooting, user support, technical direction, and tool development? 

If so, Axis Studios are seeking to recruit an experienced Lighting TD who will work closely with the lighting and comp artists, Lighting Supervisor, other TDs and R&D teams to ensure a common and standardised approach to the workflow, tool development and support. 

This is a full time, contract role that reports to the Pipeline Supervisor and Head of Department and can be performed remotely.


  • Assist the Lighting team with day to day issues

  • Ensure that tools and procedures support the creative process

  • Leading development of new tools

  • Help develop the software toolkit used in the Lighting department

  • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the workflow of the department

  • Testing and validating new releases of pipeline tools

  • Liaise with R&D to ensure compliance with internal best practices

  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments, provide input where required to maximize efficiency and quality

  • Creating and updating technical documentation for Lighting processes

  • Establish close partnership with Lighting staff and other TD groups

  • Implements strategies/efficiencies in render requirements


  • 3 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature

  • Proven pipeline TD experience in full CG productions

  • Degree in Animation, Film, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Maths or Physics

  • Thorough understanding of compositing

  • Proven experience troubleshooting, maintaining, and developing tools in industry standard software (including Maya, Nuke, etc.)

  • Experience and knowledge in Python language (C++ as a bonus)

  • Advanced level of understanding of 3D packages, rendering technologies, and Lighting principles

  • Knowledge or experience with USD is a bonus

  • Ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise

  • Pro-active problem solving within parameters and manage your own workload

  • Ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of off-the-shelf and proprietary software tools

  • Ability to work collaboratively, build relationships and share knowledge

  • Ability to communicate in both a technical and artistic manner with various personality types

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