Senior Animator

Cold Iron Studios
San Jose, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Please Note: Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered

Position Summary

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.

Here’s the most important one: Do you do it all for the game? Because you know that your talents are needed to make sure that even the best development teams get an awesome experience out the door?

Awesome. Come join our creative, collaborative studio where you’ll own the product management responsibilities for a tight, integrated team of game developers.

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.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • 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

Education

  • No requirement.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To apply, please visit www.coldironstudios.com/careers

About the Company

Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in Santa Clara, 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.

We decided to start Cold Iron in 2015 so we could create games we want to play, while building a team of developers we love working with.

Benefits

Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability

Perks

  • Employee Referral Program
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Training and Development
  • Merchandise Discounts

To apply, please visit www.coldironstudios.com/careers

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.