Location
London/Hybrid
Department
Pipeline
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

As a 2D Pipeline TD, you’ll work with our artists, production and pipeline teams developing our 2D ( Harmony ) Pipeline. You’ll be working with a range of art departments from storyboards through to animation and compositing with the goal of supporting efficient and sustainable workflows. You will also liaise with our IT team and third-party software providers and partner studios to support the technical needs of the production. 

We are very happy to discuss flexible, hybrid and remote working options for all our vacancies.

Day to Day:

  • Report to Head of 2D Pipeline to assist tool development and workflow improvements across the studio
  • Supporting production artists; as a knowledge source of best practices as well as helping to resolve escalated technical issues.
  • Assist with asset deliveries between partner studios and clients
  • Develop, maintain and document tools used in the production
  • Review additional tools ( commercial & open source ) for inclusion in our pipeline
  • Work with the rest of the Pipeline team and the IT team to support technology within the studio in general
  • Assist with support tickets to artist software vendors (Toon Boom, Adobe, Ftrack)
  • Anticipate issues before they become emergencies and coordinate solutions

About You

Must Have:

  • Experience in either Toon Boom Harmony or Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
  • Toon Boom Scripting ( Javascript ) knowledge.
  • Understanding of software development tools - Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code
  • Very clear, efficient, and effective communication skills
  • Proactive and positive approach to resolving issues under pressure
  • Excited to learn on the job, staying up to date with new tools and techniques in the industry

Bonus Points:

  • Previous experience within the animation, VFX or games industry 
  • Proficiency with source control and development workflows control in Github or similar.
  • Photoshop tool development
  • Python, C#
  • Experience with Maya or Blender.
  • Ftrack/Shotgrid ( or other production tracking software )
  • Experience in agile software development methodologies, task management tools (Jira/Asana/Wrike) & asset tracking systems (Ftrack/Shotgun)

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2024.
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme.
  • Many fun in person and remote social events throughout the year.
  • Bi-monthly employee feedback and engagement programme.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers.
  • Online wellbeing programme.
  • Profit share (for employees 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.