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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

Role

We are hiring a Systems Administrator to join our Edinburgh studio team to help run and manage our IT infrastructure.  If you have a passion of technology and computing, love solving problems then we would love to hear from you.

What You’ll Do

  • Administrate user accounts, both local Active Directory and cloud services such as Google.
  • Provide software and hardware support
  • Monitoring of backup and archiving regimes and manage tape archival
  • Ensure all systems and hardware are configured and functioning in an optimal way
  • Monitor and manage hardware and software resources, ensuring that all artists are suitably provisioned and able to work optimally
  • Work with management team to plan and provision for future projects and growth
  • Manage and assist with provisioning of artist remote access, whether that be hardware based (Teradici) or remote desktop service such as Splashtop. 
  • Proactively monitor workstations, systems and procedures and make recommendations on efficiency and productivity improvements
  • Monitor, implement and maintain security procedures within both our local network and the wider distributed team

Skills

  • Familiarity working with Active Directory
  • Experience managing NAS storage servers
  • Experience working within a high data bandwidth network environment
  • Windows 10/11 & Linux operating systems

Location

We are currently operating a hybrid remote-working and in-studio model for artists, but this would largely be an onsite role in Edinburgh but with some remote time a possibility.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, with “Systems Administrator” in the subject line, to jobs@interferencepattern.com

About us

Interference Pattern is an award-winning animation studio in Edinburgh with an exciting range of 2D and 3D animation work and VFX. Interference Pattern is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible, family friendly work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!


2D Animation Supervisor

2D Animation Supervisor

Role

We are seeking a 2D Animation Supervisor to join our studio to help manage our exciting current slate of 2D preschool animation work. This is initially a freelance position, with an immediate start, for six months.

What you’ll do:

Work with production to design and implement efficient production workflows, software choices etc that best suit each project.
Communicate and manage appropriate creative workflows with the animation team.
Ensure that the Production’s overall creative vision is understood and followed through by the creative team.
Review creative materials (i.e posing, animated scenes in sequences etc).
Participate in the recruiting process as required for your project.
Contribute artwork as required – builds, animation cycles, footage etc.
Work with production to ensure that deadlines are met.

What we’re looking for:

Experience with Toon Boom Harmony and Adobe Creative Suite.
A positive attitude, curiosity and willingness to experiment and learn.
Strong 2D animation skills and the ability to give feedback on animation.
An interest in and understanding of 2D animation workflows.
Previous experience as a 2D Animation Supervisor on episodic 2D animated series – ideally pre-school – or equivalent relevant experience.

Location

We are currently operating a hybrid remote-working and in-studio model, so this would ideally be partially onsite role in Edinburgh but we are completely open to remote applicants.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, with “2D Animation Supervisor” in the subject line, to jobs@interferencepattern.com

About us

Interference Pattern is an award-winning animation studio in Edinburgh with an exciting range of 2D and 3D animation, interactive/immersive and VFX work. Interference Pattern is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible, family friendly working environment. We are always looking for artists and production team of all levels to join our team!


2D Line Producer

2D Line Producer

Role

We are seeking a Line Producer to join our studio to help manage our exciting upcoming 2D pre-school episodic animation projects.

This is initially a freelance position, with an immediate start, for six months.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage and lead the daily operations of productions.
  • Prepare, maintain and update production schedules and project budgets.
  • Communicate directly with clients to discuss creative directions.
  • Work closely with directors, department supervisors and Production Coordinators.
  • Lead regular production meetings and evaluate production progress.
  • Assist in crew staffing, and interviews.
  • Meet milestones deadlines as required

What we’re looking for:

  • Previous experience as a production manager on episodic 2D animated series – ideally pre-school – or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Ideally experience on projects that have used Toon Boom Harmony and Adobe Creative Suite.

Location

We are currently operating a hybrid remote-working and in-studio model, so this would ideally be an onsite role in Edinburgh but we are open to remote applicants.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, with “2D Line Producer” in the subject line, to jobs@interferencepattern.com

About us

Interference Pattern is an award-winning animation studio in Edinburgh with an exciting range of 2D and 3D animation work and VFX. Interference Pattern is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible, family friendly work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!


Production Coordinator

Production Coordinators

Role

Interference Pattern are recruiting for a production coordinator to join the team on  a freelance basis for a range of exciting new projects.

What we’re looking for:

The role will involve coordinating day to day aspects of studio projects including client liaison, scheduling, artist and animator task assignments, alongside assisting in some general studio administration and organisational tasks such as recruitment.

Excellent communication skills are essential and previous project management or coordination experience along with an understanding of both 2d and CG animation pipelines would be highly desirable.

Location

We are currently operating a hybrid remote-working and in-studio model, so this would ideally be partially onsite role in Edinburgh but we are completely open to remote applicants.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, with “2D Line Producer” in the subject line, to jobs@interferencepattern.com

About us

Interference Pattern is an award-winning animation studio in Edinburgh with an exciting range of 2D and 3D animation, interactive/immersive and VFX work. Interference Pattern is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible, family friendly working environment. We are always looking for artists and production team of all levels to join our team!


Character Animators (Maya)

Character Animators

Role

Interference Pattern are recruiting for full-time freelance 3D character animators to join us for some exciting upcoming commercial projects running through this year.

Role and Requirements

  • Experience animating stylised characters.
  • Proficiency animating in Maya
  • Working as part of a team of animators, and regularly communicating with your Team Lead and Animation Director
  • Managing your time efficiently to meet the deadlines of your assigned shots.
  • Making sure your work is communicating the story, ideas and acting choices clearly from blocking through to the final animation.
  • Responding positively to, and acting on notes and feedback from your Director and Animation Director

Location

We are currently operating a remote-working studio model, with all artists and production staff working off-site, which will continue for the foreseeable short term. Whilst proximity to the studio is desirable, especially looking to the future, it is not currently a requirement for this role but  preference will be given to applicants that are within +/-2 hr GMT.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to jobs@interferencepattern.com with “Character Animator” in the subject line.

About us

We are a boutique but perfectly formed animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a diverse and interesting range of work, including game trailers, commercials, original shorts, interactive VR experiences.


Head of CG

Head of CG

Role

Interference Pattern are looking for an experienced senior artist to be our Head of CG.

The role will involve leading 3D teams, choosing good technical solutions to creative challenges and ongoing hands-on work as a CG artist.

We are looking for a highly motivated, self driven individual with a desire to help us continue to expand and develop the studio.

If you have the following experience then we’d love to hear from you:

  • Comprehensive technical and artistic understanding of the full CGI pipeline
  • A keen eye for lighting both realistic and stylised 3D
  • Experience lighting, compositing and delivering complete shots
  • Compositing workflows and methodologies for both live-action VFX and full CGI animation
  • High resolution modelling and sculpting for characters, props and environments, both realistic and stylised
  • Photorealistic texturing and surfacing
  • Rendering technologies
  • Working with real-time engines such as Unreal and Unity
  • Leading teams and providing oversight and feedback to team members
  • Working within structured studio pipelines and using that knowledge to further develop workflows
  • In depth knowledge and experience in SideFX Houdini is a big plus
  • Candidates must be able to legally work within the UK

About Us

We are a thriving animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a range of animation and vfx work, including for features, broadcast content, commercials and marketing, original shorts, interactive VR experiences and bespoke 3D outsourcing via IPBuild.

We offer a warm, flexible, family-friendly working environment and a really interesting and diverse range of work.

Location

We are currently all working remotely. However, we’re really looking forward to being back together on-site again and are looking for a candidate who could be based within commuting distance of Edinburgh. (A hybrid model with time split between onsite and remote working would be considered.)

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to jobs@interferencepattern.com with “Head of CG” in the subject line.


Unreal Generalist / Environment & Lighting Artist

Unreal Artist

Interference Pattern is recruiting for a full-time freelance Unreal Generalist / Environment & Lighting Lead to join the team on an exciting narrative animation project in production, using Unreal Engine.

Role

You will have responsibility for delivering the environment/set builds and lighting all shots within Unreal, as well as having input into other areas such as FX and CFX, DMP etc. You should have a broad knowledge and experience of the Unreal based pipeline and generating final image output directly from the engine. An interest in guiding junior artists on the team would be advantageous.

Role and Requirements

  • Unreal experience essential
  • Experience as an environment and lighting artist essential
  • Having a good eye for both stylised and realistic environments/lighting
  • Experience working with a stylised NPR visual style within Unreal would be advantageous
  • Taking a pro-active approach to creative problem-solving
  • Managing your time efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Responding positively to, and acting on, feedback
  • Leading junior members of the team

Location

We are currently operating a remote-working studio model, with all artists and production staff working off-site, which will continue for the foreseeable short term. Whilst proximity to the studio is desirable, especially looking to the future, it is not currently a requirement for this role but  preference will be given to applicants that are within +/-2 hr GMT.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to jobs@interferencepattern.com with “Unreal Artist” in the subject line.

About us

We are a small and perfectly formed animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a diverse and interesting range of work, including commercials, broadcast & children’s, documentary features, original shorts and immersive & interactive experiences.



Senior 3D Asset Artist

Senior Asset Artist

Role

Interference Pattern are looking for a senior 3d asset artist to join our growing team at our Edinburgh studio for a long term contract. The role requires a high level of experience in modelling, sculpting and texturing stunning environmental, prop and character assets, in a range of styles. From hyper-realistic through to heavily stylised, we are looking for someone with the range to create across a broad spectrum of requirements. Ideally with experience in creating for both pre-rendered and real-time/games.

We appreciate that potential candidates may have varying levels of experience and software familiarity; we are primarily looking for a proven track record in turning out great looking work in good time and someone who can demonstrate a strong sense of visual aesthetics.

We are currently working on a remote studio model and will continue this for the foreseeable short term. We will however look to transition back to working from the studio in the future and this would ideally involve at least a part time presence in the Edinburgh studio. We are however open to discussion around this point and how it might work, for the chosen candidate.

Applicants:

  • will be driven by a desire to create stunning 3d assets
  • will be responsible for creating content for live studio projects
  • will have a keen eye for detail
  • will provide feedback and supervision to other artists
  • should have experience with Maya (or similar), ZBrush (or similar) & Substance Painter
  • should have a broad working knowledge of the entire 3D pipeline
  • must be available for start as soon as possible
  • must currently be able to work legally within the UK

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to jobs@interferencepattern.com

About us

We are a small and perfectly formed animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a diverse and interesting range of work, including documentary features, commercials, original shorts, interactive VR experiences and bespoke 3d asset builds.


Compositor (Nuke)

Compositor

Interference Pattern are recruiting for a full-time freelance Nuke Compositor to join the team on an exciting commercial project.

The Role

The Role requires a broad knowledge and experience of the entire 3D Pipeline, and a focus on producing polished final shots with aesthetic integrity and technical quality. We appreciate that potential candidates may have varying levels of experience; we are primarily looking for a proven track record in turning out great looking work using Nuke and a candidate who can demonstrate a strong sense of visual aesthetics. 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for compositing final shots in Nuke
  • Working closely with the project’s creative team, directors and clients to define the best approach and execution for assigned shots. 
  • Composite and track shots to integrate all the layers, including live-action and CG elements/Compositing live action plates, CG renders and a combination of both

Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of photoreal compositing of CGI elements within live action plates, using Nuke, within a production environment.
  • Possess a strong sense of composition, color, lighting, perspective, scale.
  • Clean and organised Nuke files and understanding of workflow and post-processing principles.
  • Ability to work within a style established by the Client / Creative lead.
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems.
  • Strong communication skills are critical. Artist must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail.

Location

We are currently operating a remote working model but preference will be given to applicants that are within +/- 2hr GMT.

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to jobs@interferencepattern.com with “Compositor” in the subject line.


3D Asset Artist (Model and Texture)

3D Asset Artists

Role

Interference Pattern are looking for a 3d asset artists (model and texture) on contract/freelance basis, for a range of exciting upcoming projects. Requires demonstrable experience in modelling, sculpting and texturing stunning environmental, prop and character assets, in a range of styles. From hyper-realistic through to heavily stylised, we are looking for artists with the range to create across a spectrum of requirements.

We appreciate that potential candidates may have varying levels of experience and software familiarity; we are primarily looking for a proven track record in turning out great looking work in good time and someone who can demonstrate a strong sense of visual aesthetics.

The roles are fully remote based.

Applicants:

  • will be driven by a desire to create stunning 3d assets
  • will be responsible for creating content for live studio projects
  • will have a keen eye for detail
  • will provide feedback and supervision to other artists
  • should have experience with Maya (or similar), ZBrush (or similar) & Substance Painter & Designer
  • should have a broad working knowledge of the entire 3D pipeline

Application Process

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to jobs@interferencepattern.com

About us

We are a small and perfectly formed animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a diverse and interesting range of work, including documentary features, commercials, original shorts, interactive VR experiences and bespoke 3d asset builds.