Across the board we’re looking for people who are as passionate about story, craft and technology as we are.

Opportunities

Nexus Studios is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace.
We offer flexible working practices and welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries
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Creative Technical Director, InteractiveLondon / Los Angeles

We are looking for 2 experienced Creative Technologists who is eager to take on a client-facing role, leading innovative approaches to both incoming enquiries and helping to develop proactive pitches to our large tech-forward partners. One role is in our LA studio and one is in our London Studio.

The role will focus on immersive technologies AR/VR/MR, but you’ll need the confidence to learn or research new technologies to either take a hands-on role or source the relevant talent. The Creative Technology Director participates in ideation, pitching, scoping, resourcing, talent management, client management, and oversees deliverables.

We’re looking for someone special so unusual or unique experience is very welcome – quirky projects or strange tool building… bring it on! However, you’ll likely have a background in C++ or C# and mastered game engines (Unity3D / Unreal experience preferred) and building apps.

We pride ourselves on our craft designing experiences in real-time technologies with the very best look development and animation, therefore this role does require experience in 3D, maintaining a solid knowledge of pipeline tasks; rigging, modelling, animation, physics and shader technology. You’ll be regularly interfacing with 3D animation leads and you’ll need to be comfortable solving problems with them.

This is both a creative and technical role, you’ll be working with Creative Directors, writers, UI and UX Designers, and producers to imagine and design new experiences and stories using the latest developments in software and hardware.

You will bring:

Excellent communication. Be a thoughtful listener and a clear speaker, both with staff and crew and with clients. Can sell an idea, explain technology, and think outside of the box on your feet.

A wide breadth of technical knowledge across interactive real-time animation techniques and processes. Not afraid to offer opinions or to be wrong. Knowledgeable about what is innovative vs gimmicky. Expertise in three or more of the following:

  • AR / VR Spatial UX Programming (C++ or C#)

  • General Unity / Unreal / Real-time Engine knowledge

  • Mobile / HMD Development

  • Software Architecture and System Design

  • Multi-user networking

  • Visual Positioning Systems

  • Real-time Motion Capture

  • Graphics Rendering Pipelines

  • Real-time VFX and Compute Shaders

  • Machine Learning for Artists

  • AI-driven Character Behaviours

  • Product Development

  • Immersive Audio

Strong management methodology, building and leading teams, and being a liaison between dev teams with other teams. Seeks to understand the scope of production vs. creative vs technical, and help streamline processes across divisions.

A willingness to, and experience of, work in a fast-paced production environment (8 -16 week timelines). Can in fact be a calming presence, be organised to reduce stress and avoid fires.

An ability to build a robust network of people to draw talent from / know the local community in the XR innovation space. Can identify the best people for the job.

A hands-on approach when necessary, but also effective in meetings much of the day.

Excitement about interfacing with a creative team globally…

To apply, please send your CV and why you are right for this opportunity with the subject line ‘Creative Technology Director’ to jobs@nexusstudios.com.

Please include whether you are applying for the UK or USA position and your right to work status for that country.

Immersive EP - Mobile XR ProductsUSA / Canada / UK

Nexus is looking for an Executive Producer to lead our 5g and Edge Computing offerings. This role will oversee our global client base (including tech companies, telcos and content partners) and look for opportunities to grow this business and to continue to deliver work at the highest creative and technical standards. You will also help grow our AR/XR Cloud platform & tools so we can offer more sophisticated and innovative solutions.

Principle Duties:

This role will largely focus on: 

  • Nurture our existing 5g client base in the US and UK

  • Lead pitches with creative and technical directors, ensuring the right team is on board to win the business

  • Grow our software-as-a-service offerings and internal toolset (as opposed to ‘projects’ where the team / relationship dissolve on delivery)

  • Juggle multiple clients / projects simultaneously

  • Coordinate with other immersive leaders to help keep Nexus ahead of our competition

  • Oversee your productions, ensuring they stay on track and have the right support to achieve their full potential

  • Lead contracting and ensure the paperwork protects Nexus and the client’s interests

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Has extensive direct-to-client management experience

  • Understands product development life cycle and requirements

  • 5+ years experience as an EP or similar role

  • Has familiarity in the immersive space, especially around AR / XR

  • Have curiosity and eagerness to learn animation / real time engines 

Location:

This position is open to the US, Canada and the UK. Our clients are primarily located throughout the US, however the bulk of production occurs in our headquarters in London. 

To apply, please send your CV and why you are right for this opportunity with the subject line ‘Immersive EP’ to jobs@nexusstudios.com.

Please include whether you are based in UK, USA  or Canada and your right to work status for that country.

Head of StudioLondon

The Head of Studio is a pivotal point of contact between the studio and our ECD, Directors and production teams, to help drive creative and technical production strategy and planning, embracing innovation and efficiency as we expand our ambitious and diverse slate. 

Our studio creates highly creative work, crafted to the highest quality across all forms of animation, mixed media and interactive techniques for branded content, XR and the development of long-form animation. You will be involved from initial enquiries through to delivery, as well as in the proactive development of our capabilities in line with company goals. 

The studio is restructuring to cater for a period of high growth. The new Head of Studio role is required to have a broad view of planning and resourcing for projects, leading and mentoring our specialist and distributed teams to ensure productions achieve the highest standards and in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. Building on our strong pipeline and foundations in realtime, you will be heavily involved in driving the expansion of our technical capabilities including the Unreal pipeline, identifying and developing opportunities. 

The Head of Studio will have a broad view of the day-to-day CG operations, maintaining best practices and championing innovative solutions, knowledge sharing and training opportunities. You will bring your experience leading teams through new business, production and department operations, supporting the Supervisors to drive bespoke projects forward. You will act as an escalation point to resolve conflicts, ensure resources are effectively utilised, matching artist skillset to assignment and identifying cross-utilisation opportunities and external partnerships. There may be occasions to lead, demonstrate your vision and trouble shoot by taking a hands-on creative or technical role.

You’ll hold the vision for the offer and, working closely with the CG Supervisors, be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy as an inspiring and inclusive leader. You will use your expertise to develop and champion world-class solutions that are additive to the high quality creative and craft.

You will play an important part in ensuring clear communication, continuity and collaboration of teams in London, Los Angeles, Sydney and elsewhere. You will keep abreast of developments and trends and be the driver for new ways of working.

You will have: 

  • 8+ years’ experience in Animation, Features/Series, Games or other relevant sector

  • An advanced 3D background, with knowledge spanning modelling, rigging, animation, lighting & FX. ideally will also have knowledge of other techniques including 2D animation, stop motion/puppetry and realtime. 

  • Working knowledge of 3D pipelines and software including Maya, Zbrush, Houdini, Realflow, Adobe Photoshop, Nuke & Shotgun.

  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine, ideally, and an active interest in developing realtime workflows and talent.

  • The ability to present ideas and strategy confidently to staff, senior management and to discuss and develop creative and technical solutions with clients.

  • A proven track record as a team leader, motivating and inspiring your team. Excellent communication skills with everyone throughout the company. 

  • Ability to work with a variety of directors, understanding a director’s vision and being additive to this at pitch stage onwards, from a creative, technical and crew structure perspective.

  • Working knowledge of heavyweight specialists, external studios and external teams for Nexus Studios to use when specialist skills, partnerships or outsourcing is required.

You will work with: 

  • The founders and leadership to develop our capabilities and offer in line with overall company strategy and vision, and to be a driver for change.

  • CG Supervisors to ensure an overall understanding of all projects in production and at pitch stage, and with all of the studio team on performance management and development.

  • Head of Production, ECD, CDs and Directors to bring in the best opportunities and find best fit solutions. 

  • CG Sups, Pipeline TD, Technical Directors and Creative Directors to develop and implement practices that ensure that Nexus remains at the top of its game. 

  • Head of Resourcing to assess future staffing and hardware needs based on project forecasts and future trends in the industry.

  • All on project debriefs and technical post-mortems, ensuring findings and opportunities for improvement are shared with relevant stakeholders.

  • EP, Producer, Creative Lead and Supervisor on budgeting and approach for opportunities, ensuring that the most effective creative and technical solutions are devised in line with budget and time parameters and our strategic goals.

If this is a role you’d love to take on, please send a short covering letter and CV to jobs@nexusstudios.com, with ‘Head of Studio’ in the subject line.

Resource ManagerLondon

Nexus is looking for a Resource Manager to join our studio team, predominantly working in Talent Acquisition and Management.

The studio is a busy and thriving creative hub, servicing all departments within the Nexus family, including Nexus Productions, Interactive Arts, Original Content and VR/AR.

This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry, acting as a crucial connection between production, directors and artists.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sourcing and recruiting freelance talent across 2D and 3D disciplines, curating teams across multiple projects

  • Managing freelance artists (including negotiating rates and contracts)

  • Assisting in scheduling projects within the studio

  • Co-ordinating artists’ software and equipment needs

  • Helping to build relationships with schools and universities internationally to nurture young animation and illustration talent

  • Co-ordinating innovative R&D projects to help further the technological capabilities of the studio

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be meticulous and very well organised

  • Have some experience/knowledge of animation

  • Be friendly and approachable with excellent people skills

  • Have a willingness to be involved in a fun, creative environment

  • Ideally have at least 2-3 years experience working in a similar role within the industry

This is a full-time, permanent contract starting asap.

For consideration please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@nexusstudios.com with the subject heading ‘Resource Manager’.

New Business LeadLondon

We have a unique offer spanning Commercials, Immersive and Film/Episodic and represent some of the best talent in the world. We are looking for someone who is immersed in the creative industry with a strong network and sees the role of proactive new business as an exciting opportunity.  You’ll have an entrepreneurial spirit, strategically seeking out the most desirable opportunities.

Your role will be to build on existing relationships, identify and grow new partnerships in order to attract scripts, briefs and long lasting client partnerships. You will work closely with the Executive Producers to create new project opportunities, both in the UK and abroad. You will ensure our commercials, branded content and immersive work and our individual directors are accurately represented to the industry and beyond.  

Role and Responsibilities

  • Building our brand awareness and increase script and project flow, leading personal and company communication approaches

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with creatives and producers in advertising agencies, as well as “in-house” agency teams at brands, games companies and broadcasters

  • Pursue new opportunities based on the directors individual creative ambitions and personalities and be able to present their work through online channels, decks and bespoke reel creation

  • Along with the EPs and CDs, be the brand’s presence in the market – regular one-on-one and group presentations. Educating, informing, and inspiring people about the our roster, animation and innovative craft. You will help develop and be a cheerleader of our overarching and market specific communication strategy

  • Network with all client types, when appropriate, including attending evening and weekend functions, events and shows

  • Initiate and drive targeted communications and events, both digital and in person, that inspire and engage creatives and producer clients, both in agencies and brands. 

  • Work collaboratively with all EPs and wider team to develop initiatives, share leads and connect the dots on relationships and opportunities

You will have:

  •  An entrepreneurial and positive approach who enjoys seeking out new relationships and opportunities to push both creative and business success. 

  • A keen eye for quality and talent and be confident explaining creative and production approaches in both written and verbal communications. 

  • Exceptional communication and networking skills are a prerequisite

  • Be a self starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

  • Extensive and varied experience within the creative production industry, with an interest in animation, and immersive and experiential ways of storytelling. The details you can learn.  

  • A strong network of contacts and commissioners and a thorough understanding of advertising agency networks and production methodologies.

If you are well-connected, love working with Directors and are looking for your next challenge at one of the most innovative and forward-thinking production companies in the world, then please email our MD on james.tomkinson@nexusstudios.com and let us know why you should be considered.

Animation ProducerLondon

We are looking for a confident, friendly and efficient Producer to lead a range of animated and mixed-media commercials and film productions. You’ll have 5+ years producing experience in animation including 3D and 2D, with a knowledge of stop frame and live-action production. You’ll be proactive, detail oriented and able to prioritise activities. You will develop strong trusting relationships with the Director, studio crew and be good at working closely and collaboratively with clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • The main point of coordination and contact between the day-to-day production team, the Director, the client and the EPs

  • Budgeting new briefs and be responsible for maintaining profit margin

  • Maintaining schedule and delivery oversight for projects including the setting of project priorities and milestones

  • Dedication to pushing the aesthetic of what we do and an appreciation of what that means for the Director, artists and technology within the studio

  • Overseeing and maintaining resources for project, looking ahead to avoid issues or bottlenecks

  • Briefing new crew and sharing clear goals for creative involvement

  • Running client meetings and where necessary, lead the discussions

  • Helping to craft pitches and treatments with an EP and pitch team

Requirements:

  • A self-starter with a cool head under pressure

  • Experience of producing multiple projects or volume of animation

  • A can-do, approachable, friendly and outgoing nature

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent administrative, multi-tasking and organisational skills

  • Computer literate – MS Office, Adobe CS, G Suite. Experience of Shotgun useful.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience working at a similar production company, animation studio or post-house

How to Apply

Please send your CV and your availability to prodjobs@nexusstudios.com, ref: ‘Animation Producer’.

Designer, MarketingLondon

We are looking for a talented graphic designer to join our studio. Your primary role is to design and deliver bespoke creative materials for marketing and business development needs, to help raise the profile of our capabilities, work and talent. Drawing on existing project collateral and creating original assets, you will be the go-to designer for visual content for the website, social campaigns, project promotion, newsletters, presentations and all print materials. You will be a brand guardian and support it’s evolution as well as create brand and typographic identities for specific activations.

You will have strong graphic design skills and an eye for typography, motion and branding, with an interest in marketing and film. You’ll have recently graduated from a creative course or have some professional experience. You’ll also be eager to champion and implement visual and conceptual development of the company’s identity across branding and communications. You will be comfortable with using digital technologies and adopting a range of tools. Interest in and willingness to learn film editing and motion graphics software is a plus, and on job training will be provided.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to enter the creative industry at an exciting time of growth and innovation. You will work alongside a host of creative individuals including an experienced team in a dynamic environment, being exposed to the inner workings and talent of a BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated studio. This is a diverse, creative, collaborative and sometimes fast paced role. You will be trained by experienced designers and encouraged to hone your skills to develop within the design department, across graphic design, editing, branding and art direction. You will also be given the opportunity to explore the Visual Research division, working with renowned Directors on pitches and treatments.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Create original assets to promote the work and the brand in an exciting and creative way

  • Create marketing materials for all digital channels including web and social

  • Maintain website content, including overall page layout and design

  • Create and maintain decks for Marketing and New Business needs

  • Maintain visual standards across the Nexus brand and be a brand guardian

  • Design email marketing and presentation materials for new business

  • Develop style and create internal communication materials

  • Support the Pitch team and work alongside Designer & Visual Researcher as necessary

What you’ll bring

  • Graphic design training or similar, with experience creating materials for print, motion and web

  • Graduate of relevant course and/or 1+ year’s professional experience

  • Good working knowledge of and willingness to learn Google Slides, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, Acrobat, Keynote, WordPress, Mailchimp, WordPress CMS

  • Illustration, image and video editing and motion graphics skills welcome

  • An eye for layout, colour and typography

  • A stickler for detail

  • Experience optimising materials for output across print and digital

  • A self-starter who can work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organisation, communication and time management skills

How to Apply

If you are enthusiastic, dedicated and keen to join a growing studio, please send your CV, portfolio and a brief email saying why you are suited to the role to prodjobs@nexusstudios.com

Marketing AssistantLondon

Support the Marketing Department across all activity, the Marketing Assistant will be actively involved in raising the profile of our capabilities, work and talent. Providing a strong administrative foundation for the team, you will work across the PR and Marketing spectrum including awards, events, social media and internal comms, website upkeep, launches and tracking.

Well suited to a proactive self-starter who stays calm under pressure, the role is diverse, creative, collaborative and fast paced. Strong organisational abilities, a flair for writing, passion for creative work, attention to detail, and a demonstrable interest in Marketing/Film is essential, via education, work or personal experience. You will be comfortable with using digital technologies and learning tools such as Mailchimp, WordPress CMS, Google Suite and Airtable.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to enter the animation / film / interactive industry at an exciting time of growth and innovation. You will work alongside a host of creative individuals including an experienced team in a dynamic environment, being exposed to the inner workings and talent of a BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated production company. You will be trained and encouraged to hone your skills and experience to lay the foundation for a career in professional communications.

To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to prodjobs@nexusstudios.com
Please include in your application if you are aged 18-24 and currently claiming Universal Credit.

Interactive CG LeadLondon

We are looking for a full-time Interactive CG Lead to join our busy studio in Shoreditch (currently remote). Our award-winning, diverse studio is home to some of the best talent in the industry, covering every discipline from hand-drawn 2D through to high-end VFX to our rapidly growing AR/VR/Interactive offering.

Profile:

The Interactive CG Lead will oversee the teams at project level, providing technical and artistic leadership and managing the day-to-day production needs. The Lead will have the ability to participate as a leader and on occasion, a hands-on contributor through all stages of production.

The ideal candidate will have a background in creating content for a broad range of games/interactive platforms as well as experience of leading teams of CG artists of various levels through the production.

Responsibilities:

  •   Managing and leading teams to create content for a variety interactive projects on schedule and budget.

  •   Quality controlling output by the team on assigned tasks in line with budget requirements.

  •   Forging a strong dialogue with Directors and actively providing creative/technical solutions to production/creative challenges.

  •   Working closely with other leads and technical directors to identify process improvements/tools to increase department productivity.

  •   Liaising where necessary with clients and 3rd party contractors.

  •   Working with the resourcing team to create estimates for studio budgets and assemble teams of freelance crew for each project.

  •   Working with production management to provide task breakdowns and help drive the team to meet schedule and budget.

  •   Working closely with the project management team as well as collaborating with department heads to improve efficiencies to studio processes and workflow as a whole.

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of mobile apps that contain heavy 3D content

  • Understanding of how assets/animation/rigs transfer into apps and the most effective ways of implementing them

  • Ability to lead advancements in 3D & interactive pipeline/workflow and effectively communicate these to creatives, producers and clients.

  • Experience or active interest in games and realtime.

  • Experience in PBR workflow

  • At least 5 years experience in a games/interactive studio at mid-senior level.

  • An interest in advancing technologies including AR, VR and realtime rendering.

  • Strong leadership qualities with a desire to confidently lead, motivate, develop and supervise a team.

  • Great communication skills and confidence, communicating with others at all levels of the company.

  • Self-motivated problem solver.

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

Nice to have but not essential

  • Experience in creative coding, E.g. WebGL/Spark

  • Art Direction Capabilities

  • Advanced knowledge of Maya

To apply, please send your CV and reel, along with a note about why this is the role for you, to jobs@nexusstudios.com with INTERACTIVE CG LEAD as the subject header.

Animation Production ManagerLondon

We are looking for a motivated and organised Production Manager to join our London studio full time. You will be working as part of a busy, close-knit production team, co-ordinating all types of animation with opportunities to also work on live action, mixed media and interactive projects.

Working closely with the Producers, Directors, Studio Manager and animation teams, as Production Manager you’ll ensure that projects are on schedule and meeting production deadlines. You’ll be a key team member, overseeing the day-to-day organisation of productions and communicating between all parties to ensure everything runs smoothly.You will carefully manage a remote or hybrid team and uphold communication and best practice. You will be mainly working from home during Covid-19 with the ability to work at the studio in Shoreditch or on set (and in accordance with Government guidelines) as and when required.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a production or post-production company and a focus on animation and VFX.

  • Good understanding of the CG animation pipeline and knowledge of other animation pipelines (2D, stop frame, etc).

  • Familiarity with MS Office, Google Suite, Shotgun (desirable), and any other similar software that is necessary for the role.

  • Good communication and presentation skills.

  • Team player with attention to detail and an ability to prioritise.

The ideal candidate will be personable and organised, with the ability to remain calm in busy situations, and an interest in all aspects of production.

Please send a short covering letter and CV to prodjobs@nexusstudios.com, with ‘Production Manager’ in the subject line.

Senior QA Tester & Client SupportLondon

We are looking for a dedicated QA Tester to be responsible for designing and implementing test plans to improve the usability of our products. The QA Tester works with the development team to debug code, correct errors, and troubleshoot any issues with software code. We work with a variety of production processes, patterns and methodologies so experience with and adaptability to changing delivery methodologies is key.
Most of our projects are AR / XR with the occasional web / mobile app / installation.
Additionally, this role is the front-line in client support, should clients issues in support or warranty periods. The goal is to either resolve the issue (if the issue is due to miscommunication or training) or report to the appropriate tech team for a fix.
A successful QA Tester should be hard-working, have a strong working knowledge of software code and testing methodologies, and be a team player.
You will be across several projects and multiple teams and should be comfortable with juggling multiple projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
– Designing test plans, scenarios, scripts, and procedures.
– Executing tests on source code.
– Working with the development team to correct bugs and errors.
– Assist Software Developers with Design Processes
– Be frontline support with clients in helping them resolve or escalate any issues reported after launch

Experience & Skills
QA Testers are expected to self-managed & demonstrate strong analytical, organisational, problem-solving, and written communication skills to satisfy the main duties of this profession. Successful QA testers are detail-oriented, self-motivated individuals who can work closely with teams of designers, engineers, and other related personnel while also being able to work independently as needed. They should display good judgment and be able decision-makers capable of exercising strong time management skills. In addition to these capabilities, QA testers should possess the following skills and abilities:

– 4+ years in QA roles
– Experience with AR/VR/XR a must
– Experience in Greybox testing
– A good working knowledge of test management software, programming languages, and QA methodologies.
– Interest / capability in leading automated testing as appropriate

How to Apply:
If you want to be part of Nexus Studios and make your best work please send a short covering letter, portfolio and your CV to jobs@nexusstudios.com, with “Senior QA Tester” in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please cite an example of previous work you’ve made that best reflects your hopes for the work you want to create in the future.

Motion Graphics Art DirectorLondon

We’re growing our Art Department and looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Art Director to join our team.

The ideal candidate will be a competent Designer and Animator from a graphics background but with the added skill of a strong art-directional eye.
Your responsibilities will range from research and concepting, to design, typography and asset creation. You will be comfortable leading small teams of Motion Designers and happy to be client facing where necessary. You will also have the ability to work collaboratively with our rostered directors and be able to to creatively lead yourself depending on the project demands.

Ideally you are most comfortable working in After Effects and Cinema4D. Houdini experience is also an advantage.
Most work will be undertaken via our London studio but might also come via LA. We are currently working remotely so location is not important, however artists living in a similar time zone to London are preferable.

To apply, please send your CV and reel/portfolio to jobs@nexusstudios.com with the subject header ‘MOTION GRAPHICS ART DIRECTOR

Senior Technical Artist (Freelance)London

Nexus Studios is looking for talented Senior Technical Artists, freelance and permanent, who can work across a range of projects with varying technologies, leading and coding on projects with a particular steer towards realtime technologies using Unreal & Unity.

You are responsible for building tools, scripts and shaders, maintain pipelines and provide technical support for artists and engineers.  You should be eager and excited to embrace new technologies and pipelines but still be a pragmatic and hands-ons problem solver.

You are the bridge between art, coding and design, working closely with the art team to establish and maintain performance and visual style at all times, while ensuring efficient creation and integration of real-time assets within multiple platforms. You’ll also work with our coders to manage 3D assets and materials and generate scripts in real-time engines..

What you’ll bring

  • Good working knowledge of UE4 and Unity. Spark AR and AR Core also beneficial.

  • Coding skills – Python or C++ a benefit

  • Experience with PBR creation tools (Substance, Quixel, Mari)

  • A self-starter who can work well in a fast-paced environment and enjoys problem solving

  • Strong organisation, communication and time management skills

  • Leadership skills and ability to mentor and train staff

Nexus Studios is an Oscar, Annie and Emmy nominated and D&AD, BAFTA and Cannes Grand Prix winning studio recognised for its work in animated film and immersive content. Based in London and Los Angeles, our directors work alongside our 100+ artists to design and craft animation, live-action and digital productions that push storytelling in all visual forms, for brands and entertainment

How to Apply:

Please send your CV, portfolio and a brief email saying why you are suited to the role to jobs@nexusstudios.com. Please used Subject line ‘Senior Technical Artist – London’

Creative Lead, Interactive (Freelance)London

Are you a talented, experienced Creative with a reputation for dreaming up and delivering original ideas that boldly experiment with new technologies, tools and platforms that produce surprising and special interactive experiences? If so, we want to hear from you. 

We imagine you’ll be someone passionate about exploring how technology can create new ways to tell stories and excited to explore briefs that lead you in unexpected and fresh directions.

You will have proven art direction skills and the practical skills and expertise to go with it (Design, UX, 3D, coding, or equivalent creative skillset that forms the basis of your hands on experience).

In the role you will work from initial concepts right through to final delivery. You understand how to interrogate a brief, seek insights to inform your thinking and subsequent ideas, and comfortable presenting them to client. An ability to clearly and creatively express your ideas, through visuals, writing and verbally is an essential part of this role.

To apply, email your details and portfolio link to jobs@nexusstudios.com, with the subject heading ‘Creative Lead, Interactive’.

Technical Lead, Interactive (Freelance)London

Nexus Studios is looking for a talented Technical Lead who can work across a range of projects with varying technologies, leading and coding on projects and depending on bandwidth, manage other leads on projects. Nexus Studios work with a range of technologies on a range of platforms and you should be an autodidact, comfortable learning new technologies as and when the need arises, and even when it doesn’t.

The Tech Lead is responsible for developing, securing and leading the technology aspect of projects. The Tech Lead should have an instinctive and profound understanding of relevant technologies and a pragmatic hands-on approach to problem solving.

The Tech Lead is a senior member of the development team and should therefore set an example and show leadership skills to the rest of the development team through mentoring, and where required, manage them on a project basis. The Tech Lead is also the Producers’ right arm and therefore excellent communication skills are a critical requirement for this role. As with all team members, the TL needs to be comfortable with working collaboratively, and where needed, participate and / or lead conversations with our clients.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Own and drive technical projects and provide leadership for a group of Developers in an innovative and fast-paced environment.

  • Plan and execute complex technical projects.

  • Provide technical and architectural leadership for projects.

  • Contribute to discussions of technical delivery process for the wider studio.

  • Share knowledge with team members by mentoring, reviewing code, writing and reviewing design docs, giving technical talks, and acting as a consultant on projects.

  • Strong expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.

  • Act as the technical lead wherever possible but also be able to oversee and manage teams of leads across multiple projects.

  • Continued develop of studio pipelines, especially Maya to Unity / Unreal and WebGL

  • Partner with Producers and Directors to ensure we are using the most relevant / effective technology in the execution of creative ideas.

  • Responsible for the quality and robustness of technical deliverables on each project.

You will be:

Comfortable developing in a variety of front-end and back-end technologies. Ideally you have significant experience leading teams of developers across a wide range of digital projects and will be:

highly proficient in 

  • Unity3D, C#, graphics and animation programming

  • HTML5, JS, WebGL, C++ (openframeworks)

  • Programming for Augmented and Virtual Reality

comfortable with 

  • Unreal Engine, C++, blueprints

  • the wider web frameworks (react + redux especially)

  • native application development (Android + iOS)

  • programming embedded devices, (Arduino, Raspberry Pi)

  • Computer vision (openCV) and machine learning (up until at least transfer learning)

  • Python, Amazon services, general full stack web development, RaspberryPi configurations/development

If you have a passion for experimenting with the latest technology and a portfolio of exciting, visually complex and inspirational work that you’d like to add to with us, please email jobs@nexusstudios.com with ‘ Technical Lead’ in the subject line. Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK.

Pipeline Technical DirectorLondon

We’re looking for a Pipeline Technical Director to join our team in London and help the continued development of the studio’s production pipeline. You will design, implement, and manage tools that assist the digital artists with their daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make 3D, 2D and Realtime production as efficient and productive as possible, in line with advances, and to develop the pipeline in response to the varied projects in production.

The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics and production workflow. When a production is at full steam, the role requires someone who can debug users’ issues and provide a quick fix. And longer term, our software is written with reusability in mind so an ability to work in a team and to follow certain coding standards is also important.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with other Technical Directors, Supervisors, and all artists to help design and create tools for each discipline to be integrated into the existing pipeline & to troubleshoot & fix problems.

  • Directly support the artists to resolve technical problems, process queries and suggest alternative workflows to increase productivity.

  • Work with department representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve specific goals of the project.

  • Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and workflows.

  • Maintain a good team dynamic

  • Train other users to use the developed tools

Experience

At least 1 years experience in Animation, Feature Films, Games, or solid programming experience elsewhere and a willingness to learn the specifics of CG workflows.

Core Skills

Python (Including PyQt/PySide) is essential

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Ability to debug users’ problems in a fast paced environment

Ability to work on new or existing code and to work to various coding standards

Working knowledge of the following is desirable

  • Version Control (Git)

  • Shotgun (including Toolkit API)

  • Houdini

  • Nuke

  • Unreal Engine

  • Deadline API

  • 3dsMax (Maxscript)

  • C#

  • VR/Unity, specifically game asset creation

  • Solid understanding of command line processing

About Nexus Studios

Nexus Studios makes highly acclaimed storytelling work in both film and interactive media. Our directors work alongside our artists to design and craft animation, live-action and digital media that pushes storytelling in all visual forms. With studios in London and Los Angeles, we’ve picked up 2 Cannes Grand Prix, 2 Black Pencils, Emmy and Oscar nominations and Adweek’s Commercial of the Decade along the way.

How to apply

If you’d like to join a vibrant and growing studio in London’s Tech City, please send your CV and examples of work where possible by email to: jobs@nexusstudios.com,  with the subject line ‘Pipeline TD vacancy.’

Interactive Producer (Freelance)London

We’re looking for an experienced Producer who’s fascinated by interactive storytelling and enjoys working at the forefront of technology and interaction design. We tell stories across a range of technologies and platforms and we like our producers to have experience across some of the following: AR/VR/MR,  Experiential and Web. 

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a portfolio of projects and their associated internal teams as well as maintaining client relationships; project documentation, budgets, scheduling, solving problems and keeping the project on track.

This will never be a project-management-only role, so we are looking for a creative thinker who has the passion and energy to ensure the project is the best in class and will move mountains to do this.

You’ll be working every day with some of the most talented creative and technical teams – working on meaningful creative projects from initial pitch right through to delivery, which challenge the limits of interactive storytelling.

Experience

  • 4+ years in production

  • Familiarity with hands-on team management (e.g. managing coders) and client relationships working with both small (£10k) and large (£500k+) budgets

  • Strong presentation, negotiation, verbal and written skills.

  • Open to travel internationally where required.

If you want to be part of Nexus Studios and make your best work, please send a short covering email, portfolio and your CV to prodjobs@nexusstudios.com, with “Interactive Producer” in the subject line. In your cover email, please cite an example of previous work you’ve made that best reflects your hopes for the work you want to create in the future.

CG Lead - AnimationLondon

CG Lead – Permanent

We are looking for a full-time CG Lead to join our busy studio in Shoreditch. Our award-winning, diverse studio is a hotbed for some of the best talent in the industry, covering every discipline from hand-drawn 2D through to high-end VFX and now also includes our rapidly growing AR/VR/Interactive studio.

Profile:

The CG lead will oversee the teams at project level, providing technical and artistic leadership and managing the day-to-day production needs. The Lead will have the ability to participate as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of post-production.

The ideal candidate will have a broad background creating different kinds of content as well as experience of leading teams of CG artists of various levels through the production.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading teams to create 3D and 2D content for a variety of styles and projects on schedule and budget.

  • Quality controlling output by the team on assigned tasks in line with budget requirements.

  • Forging a strong dialogue with Directors and actively providing creative/technical solutions to production/creative

    challenges.

  • Working closely with other leads and technical directors to identify process improvements/tools to increase department productivity.

  • Liaising where necessary with clients and 3rd party contractors.

  • Working with studio management to create estimates for studio budgets and assemble teams of freelance crew for each project.

  • Working with production management to provide task breakdowns and help drive the team to meet schedule and budget.

  • Working closely with the project management team as well as collaborating with department heads to improve efficiencies to studio processes and workflow as a whole.

  • Willing to attend and/or supervise live action shoots (project dependent) which may involve international travel.

Digital Designer, UX (Freelance)London

Are you passionate about exploring how technology can create new ways to tell stories and excited to explore briefs that lead you in unexpected and fresh directions? Are you a talented designer, able to explore the aesthetics and functionality? If so, we want to hear from you.

You will have proven art direction skills and the practical skills and expertise to go with it (Design, UX, 3D, coding, or equivalent creative skillset that forms the basis of your hands on experience).

In the role you will work from initial concepts right through to final delivery. This is a hands-on job – you are a do-er, creating beautiful things.

Essential Skills:

Design – Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, etc. You should be good with all aspects: layout, typography, colour, photoshop comps, visual research etc. 

Secondary Skills:

UX – we need you to think through user flows (including physical digital interactions and how users will engage with experiences) but we are not a hard core UX shop. So there will be some wireframes, but only as a means to prototype out experiences and think through how best to engage with audiences. 

Animation – it’s great to be able to see your ideas in motion, so being able to do quick UI prototypes is helpful.

Code – We work in all spaces so having some understanding of how your work integrates in with your work.

To apply, please email jobs@nexusstudios.com with ‘Digital Designer, UK’ in the subject line


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