Lead Animation Artist
At Iron Galaxy Studios, our teams support a healthy work-life balance, promote continuous improvement, and champion a diverse people-focused culture. We encourage professionals from every heritage and background to apply.
This is a full-time hybrid position in Orlando (FL), Chicago (IL), Nashville (TN), or Austin (TX) with relocation options for out-of-state applicants.
Iron Galaxy Studios is looking for a high-level animation leader who has a passion for video games. When you join our team, we’ll ask you to elevate the visual quality of our projects through movement and personality. We are an established independent video game studio that partners with some of the most respected publishers in the industry. If you desire an environment to showcase your talents across multiple AAA titles, this job is for you.
Work closely with the project Animation Director / Art Director to define processes and potential pipelines
Ensure a high visual quality bar for animation work going into the game
Mentor and contribute to the growth of fellow animation artists
Create high-quality gameplay animations that adhere to the style of the project
Collaborate across disciplines to achieve responsive and readable gameplay animations
Use well-built posing and motion flow to create distinct character-driven actions
Create high-impact moves and convincing reactions
Utilize efficient creation techniques to support refinement and rapid iteration
Contribute to a team full of excitement and passion for creating great games
Experience working on a team to craft a distinct, cohesive visual style
Deep expertise and experience in working with the core principles of animation
Solid communication, organizational, and leadership skills
Ability to adapt between different art styles and adjust quickly
Knowledge of industry-standard tools such as Autodesk Maya & 3Ds Max, AnimBot, Houdini, Confluence, and Jira
Robust mentality around collaboration and leadership
Familiarity with Unreal Engine 5
Ability to work with stakeholders outside of the core projects
A good sense of 3D & 2D animation fundamentals
Skills in Adobe After Effects and other Amination Plugins
Lead Animation Artists typically have 5 - 7 years of experience within gaming animation or a related field.
Iron Galaxy is one of the world’s largest independent video game developers with 80+ shipped titles. Our people combine their talents to create amazing ports, epic remasters, and new experiences from the ground up. We partner with the top companies in the gaming industry to co-develop and support AAA game creation at the highest level. See why we have been certified by Great Place to Work and GamesIndustry.biz.
Iron Galaxy Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are essential to making quality games. Our teams actively support equal access to career opportunities for all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, national origin, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
We prohibit retaliation against individuals who present discrimination complaints to Iron Galaxy management or relevant government agencies. We strongly encourage women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.