Added by on 2017-04-29

Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting Software Engineer, Editor, FX Artist & Layout Artist

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Software Engineer


The R&D Team is responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the global computer animation pipeline used to create our beautiful films.
We’re looking for a software engineer who is committed to creating and maintaining world-class production tools. If you are a highly motivated individual with a deep understanding of software application engineering, an ability to collaborate with large cross-functional teams, and are skilled in designing and implementing robust, easy to maintain code, this may be the role for you.
In this role, you will be responsible for feature development and bug fixing for proprietary software used by concurrent film productions. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology forward.

Main responsibilities

• Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
• Manage individual and team project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
• Oversee day-to-day operation.
• Motivate team members.
• Partner with Artists and other Engineers to iterate, debug, document and refine tools and processes for feature film production.
• Embrace and introduce technology innovations to keep Ilion on the cutting edge of industry tools and best practices.
• Push your teammates to become stronger engineers. They will do the same for you.
• Evangelize new technologies and techniques to artistic and technical colleagues.


• Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages.
•Solid engineering skills with an appreciation of code craft, code health, and addressing technical debt.
• Ability to work with a team to deliver high-quality software in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline oriented environment.
• BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
• Proven work experience as a team leader.
• Scripting skills with expertise in Python, PyQt and/or Maya MEL.
• Knowledge of platforms such as Maya, Houdini, Mari or Nuke.
• Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.

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Receiving, organizing and importing materials, building and burning the animatic and editorial cuts and finally exporting and archiving the materials.
Responsible for editing projects such as internal videos, highlight reels, web videos. Also creates motion graphics animations to be used in stand alone or internal projects.

Main Responsibilities:

· Touch point person with the client, for editorial tasks. Discuss and agree editorial workflows with the client.
· Review client Editorial material delivered to create a shot decision list
· Track client Editorial changes and publish reports to Ilion production departments.
· Build and maintain media for reviews and client deliveries.
· Dubbing, audio editing and media compressing for animation department.
· Demo reels and teasers editing.
· Gather and archive media for Ilion projects.


· Proven working experience in video editing with digital technology and non linear editing software packages Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Knowledge of The Foundry Nuke Studio and/or The Foundry Flix and/or Avid is a plus.
· Extensive knowledge of codecs and transcoding procedures.
· Knowledge of Autodesk Shotgun and Tweak RV
· Familiarity with Compressor, Quicktime Pro, Adobe Photoshop and The Foundry Nuke
· Familiarity with office software such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.
· Knowledge of animation projects and compositing.


· Must be a team player, highly motivated and able to work with clients directly.

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FX Artist

Department: FX


Creates and implements user interface designs, as well as animation special effects artwork, which are visually and functionally consistent with the rest of the movie.

Main responsibilities

• Work with the members of the team to provide balanced solutions to both technical and aesthetic related issues.
• Maintains a strong knowledge of innovative animation production technologies and techniques.
• Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
• Reports to the FX Supervisor.
• Communicate the technical methodology of FX to the production crew.


• Must have a good understanding of the processes of simulation, animation timing, weight, etc.
• Ability to consistently produce high quality artwork – delivering on schedule.
• Knowledge of CG FX with software Maya and/or Houdini.
• Fluency programming in scripting language: MEL, Python. C/C++ programming knowledge will be given special consideration.

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Layout Artist


lion Studios is seeking for a Layout Artist to generating the previsualization of the film and refining the final camera movements, in accordance with the established storytelling guidelines, working closely with the Layout Supervisor

Main responsibilities

• Work on the creation of the movie preview stream, according to the Director guidelines and reporting to the lead.
• Work with Layout Lead and Art Director to design and build simple schematics for set& prop models.
• Create a rough layout, defining a blocking of character animation and cameras, following the previously marked storytelling.
• Create the atmosphere of a scene including lighting effects and narrative.
• Ensure a proper breakdown of the scene as well as Good management of their own work.
• Work on camera refine.


• Extensive knowledge of Maya
• Demonstrable artistic skills including a strong sense of composition and perspective, the ability to create atmosphere and good understanding of editing
• Understanding of cameras, staging, composition, pacing, timing, general filmmaking concepts, both in animation and live action contexts
• Knowledge of Animation is a must
• Able to field and address complex notes
• Experience with Lighting will be a plus
• Comfortable creating basic assets
• Attention to detail
• Respect for the procedures and requirements of the studio, production and pipeline
• Clear, Professional communication skills
• English is a must

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