Cold Iron Studios
San Jose, CA
Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in San Jose, California. We’re a diverse group of veterans with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles on PC and console.
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Senior Animator to join our world class team on our next AAA title for consoles and PC! Are you excited about breathing life into characters, creatures, and worlds? Are you a passionate game developer looking to create the best player experience possible? Join our creative, collaborative studio where you will help craft visually inspiring player characters and creatures are as fun to watch move as they are to blow up.
Your Day to Day
You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:
- Create animations for players, creatures, and weapons
- Collaborate with Character and FX artists to get the best animation results
- Collaborate with design to drive the player experience through movement
- Help set and maintain the high quality bar for the game
- Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliveries
Your Career Progression
Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.
- Portfolio of work demonstrating strong proficiency as an Animator
- Passion for playing and creating games
- Self driven with strong communication skills
- Ability to tackle challenges and problem solve with a strong sense of ownership
- Ability to work closely with many other disciplines and be a team player
- Understanding of animation technical work; rigging, skinning, implementation
- Understanding of core principles of animation and how they translate to games
- Understanding of how animation can help drive the player experience
- Advanced understanding of Maya/Max animation tools
- Advanced understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies
Would Love to See:
- Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters a plus
- Experience with Unreal Engine a plus
- No requirements
- Candidates who submit without a demo reel will not be considered
- This is a full-time, on-site position.
About our Location
Cold Iron Studios, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a mission to create games they want to play with people they love to work with. The studio was founded by three industry veterans in 2015, and has since expanded to 25+ awesome developers who are all experts in their discipline. The Cold Iron team is a diverse group of passionate gamers with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles. Currently, the team is working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise. The team is especially excited to be entrusted with the Alien universe and to provide Alien and gaming fans with an experience they will love.T
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.