Senior Technical Designer (Gameplay) - Destiny

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Areas of Expertise:
Games and Level Design
New York
Vicarious Visions Inc.
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Vicarious Visions is looking for a talented Gameplay Designer to create cutting edge experiences for Destiny.  As a Gameplay Designer, you will design, craft, and implement a robust sandbox of gameplay systems.  You will collaborate with team members from other disciplines to drive and build a compelling second-to-second gameplay experience. If you're interested in jumping in and working with some of the most talented developers in the industry, apply today!

Your Guardian will be Responsible for:

  • Be a member of a team of designers building compelling worlds and encounters

  • Collaboratively design, implement and balance core gameplay systems that complement the existing balanced eco-system

  • Create systemic gameplay and controls including weapons, movement, vehicles and camera controls

  • Work with sound, effects and animation artists to make in-game ‘cause-and-effect’ clear to players

  • Learn, establish and champion the philosophy, standards and integrity of the combat systems

  • Use your technical background for problem solving, systems creation and scripting unique scenarios

  • Make flexible, C-style scripting to realize designs

The skills we’re looking for in order to level up your Guardian:

  • At least 8 years’ experience as a designer, having been through multiple complete game ship cycles
  • Intuitive understanding of how action games work and why people play them

  • Experience creating balanced metrics and core mechanics

  • Good understanding of game engines, technology and the game development process

  • Excellent organization, negotiation and communication skills

  • Programming/scripting experience in C/C++, LUA, or other languages

  • Ability to prioritize and communicate feature requests to developers and engineers based on design goals

In 2016, Vicarious Visions celebrated its 25th year in the industry. Over the years, we have made hundreds of games, in every genre, on every conceivable game platform in the known universe.   We are a studio that is built to last, and now we are embarking on a brand new chapter.


We are currently partnering with Bungie to further expand the award winning Destiny universe.


Our philosophy of combining cutting-edge tech with creative innovation is evidenced in all of our products – from Skylanders to Crash Bandicoot, and including our recent contributions to 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.  We apply the same dedication to excellence to every video game franchise we’ve worked on over the years and we are bringing that same philosophy to the Destiny franchise.


We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect and fun. We have built a welcoming and relaxed workplace that invites creativity and encourages individual voices. We not only give our developers a safe and warm place to incubate and grow their ideas but the tools and support necessary to turn those ideas into impactful and memorable experiences.


Our studio is located in Albany, NY, a thriving northeastern city with an abundance of professional theatre, music, dance, and sports attractions, as well as a backyard full of recreational activities. (That’s a metaphorical backyard. The studio’s backyard has a patio and grill though…with seasonal awning.) And for those looking for more adventures, we’re located less than three hours from NYC, Boston, and Montreal!

Contact Details:
Vicarious Visions Inc.
Tel: (518) 283-4090
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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