As a Technical Game Designer III, you'll be working closely with designers to help define the direction of an exciting new gaming experience and how it is developed from a tools and workflows standpoint. You'll also be working with the engineering team as they collaborate with designers to develop tools for Unity that will unlock designers ability to generate and deliver content efficiently to players at launch. Your problem solving skills and deep understanding of design development needs allows you to find unique solutions to workflow challenges that keeps the team ever moving forward.
As a Technical Game Designer III within Research & Development, you'll design and implement both in-game and out-of-game features on an unannounced project. Working on a small interdisciplinary team, you will have autonomy to balance your priorities and contribute across multiple design spaces to maximize your impact on shaping the game from an early stage. You will report to the Design Manager in your local office.
Understand the relevant developer audiences and goals for the product's design tools and advocate for solutions that will match their needs
Design and explain a variety of possible solutions, including the tradeoffs between them, to the team and collaboratively reach the best solution
Rapidly prototype solutions in Unity or other tools where applicable to validate them
Create design documents and frameworks that help align the team around your solutions
5+ years of experience in professional game design or technical game design
3+ years of experience in professional engineering
Experience designing systems in large, ambiguous spaces
Experience with designing progression systems
Experience leading development on features in a rapid development environment
Experience working on a live ops content delivery game
Experience with tools or workflows design
6+ years of experience in professional game design or technical game design
4+ years of experience in professional engineering
Experience with in-game mechanics and system design
Experience mentoring other designers
Experience developing in Unity
Deep knowledge of mobile games and empathy for mobile players
Deep knowledge of live content delivery games and empathy for content designers
Knowledge of our specific genre, which will be revealed during the interview process
We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.
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