Software Developer

The Role: 

We are looking for Software Developers to advance Cinesite’s state of the art global production pipeline for visual effects and animated features.

Keeping our pipeline efficient and up to date with new production challenges plays a key role in allowing our artists to be creative and deliver stunning imagery.

This is a great opportunity to work on fantastic live action blockbusters and contribute to the growth of Cinesite’s feature animation division.

As a software developer, you will be working with a fantastic global development team, designing and implementing our state of the art production toolset. You will also be liaising directly with artists, supervisors and producers to identify and address improvements to our workflow.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the libraries and APIs to our core pipeline tools
  • Profile and analyse the performance of our infrastructure in order to identify bottlenecks and areas of improvement
  • Maintain software repositories and deployment systems
  • Provide support to our TDs, artists and production teams on pipeline issues
  • Work closely with the rest of the development team to ensure standard working practices are being followed


  • Advanced programming knowledge using Python
  • Good programming knowledge of C/C++ is a plus
  • Good understanding of visual effects and/or animation pipelines and workflows
  • Good experience with source control and build systems in a Linux environment
  • A good handle on software development best practices, such as TDD, continuous integration and agile methodologies
  • A proactive attitude and great team spirit are essential
  • Experience with global pipelines across multiple sites would be a plus

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, world leading, award winning work.

We work as a collective, where everyone values excellence, expertise and expression; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work that we are all proud to put our name to.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.