Senior Animator

Shiny Shoe
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January 27, 2022
Full Time
United States

Shiny Shoe is seeking a multi-talented, self-motivated Senior Animator to join our team as we embark on the development of a new original title!

Candidates should have a thorough understanding of visually stylized 3D animation, be an adept problem solver, have a proactive and communicative personality, be self-managed, self-motivated, and enjoy learning new skills and technologies.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in a production environment in games or film
  • Proficient in Maya
  • Proficient with Unity’s character animation tools and system
  • Production experience with Maya to Unity character animation pipelines
  • Legally able to work in the United States, remote OK


  • Work with Game Designers, Artists and Programmers to prototype, define and implement character and environment animations while maintaining game design parameters
  • Work with Game Designers and Artists to bring game characters and their environments to life
  • Work with other animators, provide feedback and support to bring animations to final polish
  • Work with our Rigger to iteratively improve our rigs to facilitate animation
  • Work with Programmers and Rigger to ensure and maintain animation fidelity and quality in game

Nice To Haves

  • 3D modeling and rigging skills
  • 2D animation skills and experience

How to Apply

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Working at Shiny Shoe

As a full-service studio offering design, code, art and audio services to a range of A-list clients, recruiting new talent with fresh insights is essential to Shiny Shoe’s continued success. Talented developers love working with our team because we balance making original games along with challenging consulting work for clients like Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Sony, Double Fine and Warner Brothers.

We work hard and value professionalism, but never forget that game development should always be satisfying and fun.

Polished is more than our tagline. It synthesizes our core philosophy, a commitment to refinement throughout the development process. From planning and budgeting through the labor-intensive tweaks that propel projects from good to great, Shiny Shoe builds games and apps so polished they shine.

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About Us

Founded in 2011, Shiny Shoe develops games for PC, console, and mobile. We strive to work on creative projects and on the types of games the team finds compelling. Trying to do things no one else has tried before is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Our latest title Monster Train was awarded PC Gamer’s “Best Card Game of 2020” and was nominated for Strategy Game of the Year at DICE.

We are located in downtown San Francisco, CA. Our office is near BART, MUNI, bus lines, and Caltrain for easy access.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Our Latest Release

Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.

You can see our work on other titles like The Banner Saga Trilogy, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Game of Thrones, and more on our website.

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