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Senior Systems Designer

Remote in California, Maryland USA, or British Columbia, Canada New Media
What You’ll Do:
We’re looking for a Senior Systems Designer to join our core team developing a high quality, AAA single-player story-driven action-adventure game built using the Unreal Engine.
As part of the design team, you’ll be responsible for designing and executing on many aspects of the game including, but not limited to, player features and mechanics as well as helping to determine the conventions, processes and practices used to create the project. You will work closely with the Creative Director, fellow designers, and multi-discipline feature teams to help plan, prototype and build great gameplay systems that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment. #NewMedia

In This Role, You Will:

  • Design, prototype and maintain integral gameplay features, with care for the overall creative and narrative vision of the game
  • Proactively collaborate with Engineering, Cinematography, and Art to manifest unique gameplay systems
  • Champion these systems through development, by setting goals, creating estimates, and identifying dependencies
  • Provide constructive feedback on all aspects of game design; find opportunities to improve the quality of the product
  • Drive designs through iteration using feedback, playtests, and game metrics to identify areas of greatest impact and improvement
  • Work with external partners to ensure that quality requirements and timelines are being met
  • We Are Looking for People Who:

  • Take risks in order to push interactive entertainment forward in new and innovative ways
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a strong understanding of high level design and the understanding of how their contributions will affect the game as a whole
  • Thrive in a self-driven environment
  • Appreciate and respect cross-discipline collaboration
  • Have experience with Unreal Engine
  • Have three to five years of experience in games
  • Have shipped at least one AAA game
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.  

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