Animal Logic is one of the world’s most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.

Our global R&D department is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to lead our pipeline team in Vancouver. You will have experience in the visual effects/animation industry, and will ideally have previously lead small teams or you may currently be a senior developer who is ready to take their leadership skills to the next level.

As a lead, you will collaborate daily with production and technical personnel in both Vancouver and Sydney. You will also be involved in software design, reviewing code, and evolving development practices across multiple sites.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the design and development of pipeline software used by artists in various craft departments
  • Engage with clients on frequent basis to understand requirements and communicate project status
  • Contribute to the development of tools and interfaces, enabling asset flow, scene assembly and scene manipulation
  • Support and manage complex workflows in a highly iterative pipeline
  • Communicate daily with both technical and creative crew


  • A Post-Secondary qualification in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Previous experience leading teams which has developed an enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring developers
  • Experience developing software in Python and C++
  • Experience building user interfaces with pyQT
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with the APIs of industry standard applications such as Maya, XSI, Nuke, etc.
  • Knowledge of Rendering, Shading, CharFX, Linear Algebra and other related areas a plus
  • Experience with the full software development life cycle
  • Familiarity with design patterns and their appropriate use
  • Good team spirit and ability to collaborate with artists and other developers in a deadline oriented environment

Please note, some travel may be required.

About Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and designIf you think Animal, think Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers, 300, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course the blockbuster and BAFTA winning hit, The LEGO® Movie. Yes, that’s all us!

We are based in Sydney, LA and in Vancouver. We are currently in production for our first Vancouver-based animated feature with more animated features in the pipeline.  Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.