Cold Iron Studios

Position Summary

Cold Iron is seeking an Animation Rigger to join us. This position is fully remote and open to applicants across the US and Canada.

Are you a passionate game developer? Is making great games the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning? Do you want to work with a world-class team to make those games? We want to hear from you!


Your Responsibilities :

An Animation Rigger works collaboratively with Animators and Modelers to rig/skin an asset in Autodesk Maya and implement into engine with minimal supervision. The expectation is to assume ownership of their content and resolve any issues proactively.

Your Qualifications :

  • Expertise in rigging and skinning complex assets in Autodesk Maya
  • Proficiency in testing and implementing assets into game engines
  • Ability to troubleshoot assets in game engines
  • Expertise in creating Autodesk Maya tools and scripts to support animation needs
  • Communicate proactively with team members across different disciplines to achieve project goals
  • Implement new technologies and methodologies to improve rigging workflows and final animation quality
  • Minimum 2 game titles shipped
  • Minimum 7 years of experience

Nice to Have :

  • Familiarity with motion capture data
  • Knowledge of animation systems in game engines
  • Proficiency in Motion Builder


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or related degree or equivalent industry experience


  • $100,000-$120,000


  • This position is fully remote and open to applicants across the US and Canada.

Please Note

At Cold Iron Studios, we recognize that diversity brings richness to our work, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. This position offers a significant opportunity to shape our games and make a substantial contribution to our studio's success.

We invite you to apply and take part in crafting unforgettable gaming experiences.

Exceptional employee benefits, Remote work; unlimited PTO in addition to 11 observed holidays plus company-wide shutdown between Christmas and New Year’s Day; Robust Medical, Dental, Vision insurance coverage for entire family; Company matched 401k vested immediately; Flex Spending Accounts, annual stipend to help cover work from home expenses, ultra-creative environment.