Jobs, who passed away last year after suffering from pancreatic cancer, was instrumental in Pixar's early success, serving as chief executive at the animation studio up until the firm's acquisition by Disney.
Pixar's latest film Brave, about a flame-haired Scottish princess who defies her mother's wishes to marry, honours Jobs during the end credits.
"In terms of changing our fates, as human beings, and as a studio, he made this studio with John Lasseter and Ed Catmull as a founder.
"His edict to us all through the years was to 'make it insanely great' and 'make it the best you can make it' - we tried to infuse Brave with that spirit. We miss him very much and it seemed a fitting a tribute as we could come up with."
Brave is a landmark work for Pixar, as it features a series of firsts for the studio: first historical period setting, first female protagonist and first princess.
Director Mark Andrews said that these occurrences were just coincidences.
"It's not like we have a check-list and go 'Okay, we're going to do the next Pixar movie, what haven't we done yet?'" he commented.
"It all comes from the filmmakers, it's that old adage of write what you know. Brenda [Chapman], my fellow director, thought of the whole idea of this parent-daughter relationship from her own experiences of her daughter when she was six.
"She was very precocious, very independent, very strong-willed. She went 'Oh god, what's she going to be like when she's a teenager?' That combined with her love for Scotland in the Middle Ages was something that she knew."
Andrews added that his interest in Scotland and Celtic mythology also meant that the story was a good filmmaking fit for him.
"When I came on board it made it that much easier to work with an original story because I know a lot of the other pieces that you can pull down to be inspired by to feed into it," he said.
"You know, those details that ensure it doesn't become cliché or pat, or sterile or superficial. It is the real intimacy of those details that make it authentic."
Brave will open in UK cinemas on August 13.