Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

As our Technical Coordinator, you’ll be supporting the pipeline teams by diagnosing production issues and coordinating steps towards solutions and enhancements to custom tools. You’ll play a vital role in communication between production departments and our tech teams, by gathering useful information on project needs and prioritising tasks on development roadmaps. This role does not involve coding but you’ll need development knowledge to gauge workloads, as well as good communication skills to converse with technical and non-technical colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity to oversee and provide support to our wide variety of projects, from 3D to 2D animation.

Day to Day:
  • Assist the Pipeline teams to manage requirements, development, and maintenance of technical initiatives to boost productivity.
  • Communicate to production teams and the Assistant Head of Productions on pipeline priorities.
  • Help unify and coordinate tasks that require work from multiple departments, especially with Pipeline and IT.
  • Gather technical specifications for shows (crew size, delivery specifications, technologies required, review process, etc).
  • Find out production team milestones (required number of software licenses, department start dates, first delivery, final delivery).
  • Assist prioritising each production sensibly (factoring deadlines, budget, crew size, etc).
  • Assist with support tickets to software vendors (Autodesk, ToonBoom, Adobe).
  • Assist with reports and post-mortems on completed productions (tracking issues and highlighting areas of improvement).
  • Assist with archiving productions (cataloguing deliverables, archiving to storage).

About You

Must have:
  • Experience of animation/VFX/games production, from concept to delivery and sustained development post launch.
  • Demonstrable track record of project planning being successfully executed leading to the timely delivery of quality projects. 
  • Strong time-management skills, with the ability to focus on priorities, manage change and deliver against agreed deadlines.
  • Proficient administrative and word processing skills.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of the animation production process. 
  • Willing to commit and take responsibility for projects.
  • Flexible, supportive and willing to manage the impact of change.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous and demonstrable experience in working under rapid development cycles.
Bonus Points:
  • Experience with FTrack, Google Suite and general task tracking platforms.
  • Knowledge of Maya, Nuke, Harmony, and Premiere Pro.

  • Coding/technical knowledge is a bonus, although no coding experience is expected for this role.

About Us

We’re Blue Zoo! A London based animation studio with a worldwide reputation for expertly crafted characterful 3D and 2D animation. We pride ourselves on creating work that everyone involved with is immensely proud of, in a positive studio environment that cultivates friendship & creativity.
What we’ve got for you (benefits):
  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though they have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)
Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies.

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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