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Lead Game Designer - AAA Action Game


Skillsearch Limited

Salary on application

Los Angeles, United States

United States

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Permanent | Full Time


Lead Game Designer in Los Angeles

Are you an experienced game designer with a passion for multiplayer games? Do you like the sound of joining a AAA studio in sunny LA? If this sounds like you, look no further for your next role!

As the Lead Game Designer at this studio in Los Angeles, you will be working on all design aspects of new projects. This will include core gameplay as well as game levels, sound and more! On top of this you will take on responsibility for the design team, and keeping them motivated and inspired, as well as mentoring them to propel their career development.

This studio is made up of developers with shining track records across all gaming platforms, having worked on some of the most famous titles of all time. They are in the process of working on brand new AAA gaming experiences in several genres, so it’s a great time to join their collaborative team.

As a part of the team, you will benefit from private medical and dental care, training and development, local business discounts, free bike rentals, company events and a dog friendly office! The studio also offers relocation support to help you get settled into LA as smoothly as possible.

Lead Game Designer responsibilities:

Oversee all design aspects of game design (core gameplay, levels, UX, sound)

Manage the design team in order to execute the core design vision

Mentor and motivate the design team

Hold responsibility for the overall feel of the game

Create design documents in order to convey the design vision to all departments

Oversee design pipelines in UE4

Essential requirements for this role in Los Angeles:

Significant prior experience in several design disciplines

Experience of working on two or more shipped games

Strong knowledge of player mentality and motivations

Strong technical ability to prototype game mechanics

Passionate about multiplayer games and games as a service

Strong understanding of current and past game trends

Tags: Lead Designer, Lead Game Designer, Senior Designer, Senior Game Designer, Principal Game Designer, Principal Designer, AAA Games, Console, PC, Los Angeles, LA, California

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