Software Developer

Level: Mid-Level, Full-time • Location: Cape Town

Sunrise crafts beautiful, compelling, playful animation. We work on our own shows and with some of the world’s top brands to create original, character-driven entertainment. We want you to be a part of our team.

Our company needs an experienced developer who can work on in-house CG tools and applications. Sunrise prides itself on being a fully automated and development driven IT infrastructure. This requires constant improvement and calls for innovation constantly. Pipeline development at Sunrise includes desktop tools for Linux, Windows and Mac workstations, server side code for Linux file-servers as well as making use of automation platforms such as Ansible.

The successful candidate will work with our Pipeline Lead and IT Consultant to help create new tools as well as maintain new ones that assist in the creation of successful CG projects.


  • Develop and implement new software programs
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software
  • Clearly and regularly communicate with management and technical support colleagues
  • Test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization
  • Recommend improvements to existing software programs as necessary
  • Work with a team to design, develop, and test applications and pipelines for CG production.
  • Collaborate with others to formulate requirements for changes and additions to the applications.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Python
  • Experience in using version control (preferably Git)
  • 1+ years real-world experience in software development
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
  • Strong attention to detail

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with developing software for Linux, Mac and Windows
  • Knowledge of Javascript, Git, C++, C#, Ansible, Electron
  • A degree/diploma in Information Systems, Computer Science or Computing
  • Experience in 3D animation and CG in general
  • Experience with CG applications such Houdini, Maya, Zbrush, Nuke, and Mari.
  • Experience with Production applications such as Photoshop, Davinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, and Storyboard Pro.
  • Experience with Unity

About Sunrise Productions

Sunrise Productions is a computer animation studio based in Cape Town, South Africa. Notable productions include Jungle Beat, a 3D animated series aimed at 4 to 7 year olds and its spin-off shows Munki and Trunk and The Explorers. Sunrise is known for producing Africa’s first animated feature film, The Legend of the Sky Kingdom. While this debut feature was created using stop-motion, the studio has now moved exclusively into 3D CG and live action production.

Our Location

This position is offered on a full-time, in-office basis at our Cape Town studio in Westlake, Tokai. Hours are 8:30-17:00. The environment is relaxed and supportive. There’s great coffee.

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IT Support Specialist
Mid-Level, Full-time • Cape Town

Software Developer
Mid-Level, Full-time • Cape Town