Working under the Director of Technology you will be working on long term software development projects and helping us build and maintain our pipeline.


Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District, Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood and LA. Since its inception 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created and produced numerous 2D and CG animation productions including Last Kids on Earth. Atomic is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!



  • Develop, structures, and systems that define how artists assemble and manage complex 3D scenes.
  • Design user interfaces for authoring, validating, publishing, and tracking 3D data as it moves through the production pipeline.
  • Extend, optimize, and simplify a complex network of automated batch processes.
  • Work in a collaborative team of software engineers, and work directly with highly specialized artists.



  • Expert knowledge of programming in python and/or C++ on Linux.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer graphics and animation concepts: character rigging, geometric deformations, dynamic simulation, shading, and rendering.
  • Experience with commercial CG animation software applications: Maya, Houdini, Mari, Katana, Nuke, RV, Shotgun.
  • Experience with industry-standard scene data formats: Alembic, USD.
  • Experience with GUI toolkits: Qt, PyQt/PySide.
  • Knowledge of software design/development principles: design patterns, object-oriented design, agile development.
  • Experience with revision control and release management: Git.
  • Experience working with a large, complex, mature, and dynamic codebase.
  • The ability to listen to, understand and break down the needs of different Productions.
  • A strong sense of team and collaboration.
  • An insightful and analytical thinker, with strong proactive problem solving skills
  • A strong sense of self and a willingness to speak up.
  • Currently legally able to work in Canada.
  • BC residents are preferred for this role.





Atomic Cartoons Inc. and Thunderbird Entertainment welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter. 

We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Atomic Cartoons is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability.

While remaining sensitive, fair, and providing equitable treatment for all, Atomic Cartoons works to increase participation and advancement to reflect all personnel – including Women, Indigenous People, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities, who are all qualified members. Thus, it helps identify and remove barriers that prevent the full participation of members of designated groups in the workplace.

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