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Founded in 2002, Sliced Bread Animation is a London based animation and technology studio, we focus on producing engaging and immersive communication for some of the worlds leading brands. The studio is going through an exciting period of growth at the moment, creating projects that makes a small but positive contribution to a better world. Below are some the exciting positions we have open at the moment.

Current vacancies

Technical Delivery Manager

Strictly no recruitment agencies, or overseas outsource suppliers.

Job Description

Work closely with the directors and other members of the production team to ensure their workload is managed and resourced effectively so all projects are delivered on time to quality and budget. It is also key that the targeted profit margin for each project is achieved. This will be achieved though the clear setting of expectations, effective communication, coaching where required and inspiring leadership.

You also have a responsibility to ensure the company is using its resources and operating in a way that maximises its productivity and profitability without compromising quality.

Key accountabilities

  • Managing multiple projects of different sizes across various platforms within an Agile delivery environment
  • Project management and team resourcing for application and website builds, testing, deployment and issue resolution of all new multi-platform projects, within an Agile delivery environment
  • Proven track record of delivering projects on brief, on time and on budget
  • Preparing detailed cost estimates, statements of work, timing plans and specification documents
  • Sound understanding of technical development and the process required to deliver digital projects across multiple platforms
  • Day-to-day management of creative team, user experience designers and developers; assigning work and managing team deliverables
  • Multiple stakeholder management, from technical contract staff, creatives, agencies, all the way up to C-Level managers
  • Identifying and managing project risks
  • Managing change control procedure
  • Ensuring quality control
  • Serving as the main point of contact to internal clients and third-parties
  • Managing communications with the internal project team and third-parties, holding weekly project status meetings
  • Managing post project reviews

Required experience/ skills

  • Successful record of delivering IT projects
  • Strong understanding of the SDLC (good working knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall)
  • Strong experience of working on infrastructure and network projects
  • Extensive proven programme and project management experience
  • Good, clear communication skills
  • Good understanding of project management methodology
  • Experience of managing projects using different software tools – GitHub, JIRA, Microsoft Project, Trello etc.
  • Strong verbal and visual presentation skills

[Contact us for the full job description]

Status

This job description defines the role as it exists now. It is not meant to represent an exclusive description of the jobholder’s responsibilities as these may vary from time to time in line with the needs of the business. This role may change and evolve over time and any changes will be communicated appropriately.

To apply for any vacancies please email your C.V, links to your impressive portfolio along with any other information required through to us at info@sbanimation.com. We are always looking out for great artists, developers and production support to work with, so it’s always good to keep us updated with your latest work and availability.

Production Assistant

Strictly no recruitment agencies, or overseas outsource suppliers.

Job Description

To assist in the production process to ensure the successful and profitable delivery of all projects that meet and, where appropriate exceed, the expectations of both the company’s clients and its directors. This will be achieved through regular communication with the client together with the control and effective assistance of resources, time and costs. In addition you will have ‘hands on’ involvement in projects, as required to ensure that they are successfully delivered.

Key Accountabilities

  • To take telephone calls, pass on messages and represent Sliced Bread professionally in communications
  • Liaise with the clients via telephone and email, request required assets, update them on progress, send files, ask for and manage feedback
  • Organise assets, encode, prepare files, and find relevant project reference material
  • Understand project requirements and the production process with its different responsibilities amongst the people involved in the production
  • Manage multiple projects efficiently and effectively, creating GANTT charts for timelines and project asset lists
  • Take responsibility for a correct filing system per project, that facilitates access and exchange of files easily amongst project stakeholders
  • Educate and manage employees and contractors working on projects about the filing system and making them aware of any frequently made errors
  • Ensure contractors back up their work and adhere to file management
  • Ensure all employees and contractors complete timesheets and that project budgets are updated
  • Work with the team on projects as required to ensure the best outcome for the client and to avoid duplication of effort, or delay
  • Research knowledge of creative developments, graphic packages and other tools and applications used in the industry
  • Make notes on all projects to ensure the creative learning is preserved for future use and archive all completed project work to ensure it remains accessible to other colleagues when required
  • Check work for faults and imperfections
  • Support the development of the business by helping to identify new business opportunities or clients
  • To assist in the development of project proposals
  • Manage project announcements via social media and appropriated news outlets
  • Assist in the development of project proposals, as required

Required Experience/ Skills

  • Excellent communicator, both client and team facing
  • Accurate in all levels of production requirements
  • A conscientious approach to managing people
  • Strong organisational and influencing skills
  • A basic understanding of animation programs and processes
  • Ideally has or is capable of developing effective project management skills
  • Numerate and has experience of using project management and budgeting tools.

[Contact us for the full job description]

Status

This job description defines the role as it exists now. It is not meant to represent an exclusive description of the jobholder’s responsibilities as these may vary from time to time in line with the needs of the business. This role may change and evolve over time and any changes will be communicated appropriately.

To apply for any vacancies please email your C.V, links to your impressive portfolio along with any other information required through to us at info@sbanimation.com. We are always looking out for great artists, developers and production support to work with, so it’s always good to keep us updated with your latest work and availability.

Frontend Developer (Full-Time or Freelance)

Strictly no recruitment agencies, or overseas outsource suppliers.

Job Description

Deliver client satisfaction through interpreting their requirements, creating code based requirements that meet with their approval and execute projects to time and on budget. Either work on an ad hoc freelance basis, or full-time in-house, to support development of ongoing client deliverables.

Key accountabilities

  • Take an external or internal application brief and create the initial concepts that meet with its requirements, review and seek approval on direction from relevant parties
  • Write code to an agreed client brief using relevant software applications to enhance the creative potential of the concept
  • Deliver all work to the highest standards of quality and accuracy paying close attention to detail and to its suitability for the media upon which it will be deployed
  • Work with the team on projects as required to ensure the best outcome for the client and to avoid duplication of effort or delay
  • Maintain and update knowledge of approach to application and software development and other tools and applications used in the industry
  • Make notes on all projects to ensure the learning is preserved for future use and archive all completed project work to ensure it remains accessible to other colleagues when required
  • Communicate to the Delivery Manager with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays
  • Write code that is clear and well-formulated, and commented for scalability and to be easily adapted by other parties
  • Communicate with and educate client on calls where needed

Required experience/ skills

  • Skilled and proficient Frontend Developer with experience of producing work for enterprise clients
  • Managed application development from concept to completion and has the ability to work to high standards with limited supervision
  • Understands the necessity and has had experience of ensuring code is correctly set up for media delivery
  • Familiarity with popular frameworks & programming languages such as Javascript (Vue, gulp), HTML, CSS, ES6
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs
  • Work closely with the team to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables & timelines, to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Experience of managing projects using different software tools – GitHub, JIRA, Microsoft Project, Trello etc.

[Contact us for the full job description]

Status

This job description defines the role as it exists now. It is not meant to represent an exclusive description of the jobholder’s responsibilities as these may vary from time to time in line with the needs of the business. This role may change and evolve over time and any changes will be communicated appropriately.

To apply for any vacancies please email your C.V, links to your impressive portfolio along with any other information required through to us at info@sbanimation.com. We are always looking out for great artists, developers and production support to work with, so it’s always good to keep us updated with your latest work and availability.

Maya Generalist/ Lighting TD

Strictly no recruitment agencies, or overseas outsource suppliers.

Job Description

Deliver client satisfaction through interpreting their requirements, creating animation production concepts that meet with their approval and execute projects to time and on budget.

Key accountabilities

  • Take an external or internal animation production brief and create the initial concepts that meet with its requirements, review and seek approval on direction from relevant parties
  • Design and produce animation to an agreed client brief using relevant software applications to enhance the creative potential of the concept
  • Liaise with the client under the supervision of the directors, keep the client up to date on the development of the animation concept where required, make changes where appropriate and gain sign off for the final design
  • Manage multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Ensure the client’s expectations are managed throughout and that projects are delivered on time and to budget
  • Deliver all work to the highest standards of quality and accuracy paying close attention to detail and to its suitability for the media upon which it will be deployed
  • Work with the team on projects as required to ensure the best outcome for the client and to avoid duplication of effort or delay
  • Maintain and update knowledge of creative developments, graphic packages and other tools and applications used in the industry
  • Make notes on all projects to ensure the creative learning is preserved for future use and archive all completed project work to ensure it remains accessible to other colleagues when required
  • Support the development of the business by helping to identify new business opportunities or clients

Required experience/ skills

  • Skilled and proficient Maya Generalist with experience of producing work for healthcare, retail, hospitality or financial services industry
  • Managed animation projects from concept to completion and has the ability to work to high standards with limited supervision
  • Uses fonts, photography and illustration styles which are appropriate to the brief
  • Understands the necessity and has had experience of ensuring artwork is correctly set up for media delivery
  • Strong organisational and influencing skills
  • Skilled illustrator using both digital and traditional methods as required
  • Capable of attaining proficiency in the following core applications including, Maya, After Effects, Premiere Pro, zBrush, Photoshop (both retouching and image manipulation), and Illustrator
  • Capable of developing skills in modelling for characters, UV texture set-up, particle effects, shader configuration and preparation for rendering via Arnold and compositing
  • Ability to composite rendered images and use relevant effects to achieved the desired art direction
  • Prepares assets for use in Unity including lighting and texturing

[Contact us for the full job description]

Status

This job description defines the role as it exists now. It is not meant to represent an exclusive description of the jobholder’s responsibilities as these may vary from time to time in line with the needs of the business. This role may change and evolve over time and any changes will be communicated appropriately.

To apply for any vacancies please email your C.V, links to your impressive portfolio along with any other information required through to us at info@sbanimation.com. We are always looking out for great artists, developers and production support to work with, so it’s always good to keep us updated with your latest work and availability.

How to apply

To apply for any vacancies, please email your C.V., links to your impressive portfolio along with any other information required through to us at info@sbanimation.com. We are always looking out for great artists, developers and production support to work with, so it’s always good to keep us updated with your latest work and availability.

Strictly no recruitment agencies, or overseas outsource suppliers.