Cold Iron Studios

Position Summary

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Senior Animator to join us in creating our next game for consoles and PC! This position is fully remote and open to applicants across the country.

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 that are as fun to watch move as they are to blow up.

Your Day to Day

  • 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 a 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. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.


  • 5+ years of production experience as an animator working with a game engine.
  • Experience creating and driving high quality in-game biped and quadruped animation content.
  • Experience owning features and leading systems from start to finish while driving animation implementation.
  • Experience designing and hooking up state machine workflows.
  • Experience troubleshooting animation issues in Maya and Engine.
  • Collaborate across multiple discipline peers (artistic and technical).
  • Test rigs, new animation workflows, and communicate feedback.
  • Knowledge in mo-cap.
  • Knowledge in Unreal Engine.
  • Thrive in a pre-production environment with a research and development mentality.
  • Passion for playing and creating games
  • Self driven with strong communication skills

Would Love to See:

  • Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters a plus


  • No requirements

Please Note:

  • Candidates who submit without a demo reel or portfolio will not be considered


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

About our Location

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 shooter, MMO, and action titles on PC and console. We launched Aliens: Fireteam Elite in August 2021 to critical acclaim and to a very devoted fan base.

Exceptional employee benefits, Remote work; 18 days PTO first year in addition to 11 paid 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.