Job Description

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 a passionate game developer? Is making an awesome game the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning? We’re sure you’re amazing in your field, but do you see perfecting your skills as the means to making the best experiences possible? Great, we want to hear from you!


• Create animations for players, creatures, and weapons
• Design and build custom rigs and skeletons
• Collaborate with Character and FX artists to get the best animation results
• Collaborate with design to drive the player experience through movement
• Help drive the art vision for the game
• Assist in establishing pipelines for the best results in a given amount of time
• Help set and maintain the high quality bar for the game
• Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliveries
• Guide and mentor other team members


• Portfolio of work demonstrating strong proficiency as an Animator
• Professional experience working on current generation games
• 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
• Experience with scripting and animation sequencing
• Experience with 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 motion capture a plus
• Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters a plus
• Experience with Unreal Engine a plus

• No requirements

Please Note:
• Applicants without a demo reel will not be considered
• This is a full-time, on-site position


Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: animation, Gameplay Animation, and video games. Job expires in 6 days.

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