Design Director - Fortnite
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What We Do
Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.
What You'll Do
As a Design Director focusing on Fortnite Battle Royale seasons, you will be responsible to lead and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of developers to guide a season to success from ideation to ship. Working with senior leadership, you will carry the game's vision and Epic’s goals forward while making hard calls on quality and priorities, and above all be creatively excited and engaged in creating an unforgettable and fun experience for our players.
In this role, you will
- Collaborate with senior leadership to define a vision and business goals for a season within Fortnite Battle Royale
- Hold that vision across the company with clarity and excitement and inspire the development team to follow you; uphold Epic’s design and gameplay quality bar
- Oversee season development from start to finish - From leading ideation with the team and shaping a timeline of engagement across the whole season, to making tough decisions on quality and scope throughout production
- Work with Product Managers to gain insights from player metrics and marketplace data, then translate those insights into actionable goals to improve the player experience; work with Production, discipline leads, and HR to manage staffing, feature scope, production milestones, and hiring
- Focus on mentoring and empowering the team to be independently successful and make solid decisions without your involvement; foster curiosity and healthy risk taking
What we're looking for
- Experience leading game teams from a director or other high level design leadership perspective
- An expert level background in a creative craft you can speak to and draw from
- A deep understanding of what makes games tick at all levels, with a particular focus on what makes them fun immersive experiences
- A keen understanding of what makes the Battle Royale genre work is required
- Passion and excitement for applying yourself to highly complicated problem spaces
- Excellent soft skills; you are able to navigate the day to day ups and downs of working with a large team across many disciplines and locations with ease
- An eye and passion for helping to creatively shape a product that goes beyond the game team
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EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE
Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.
Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.
Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.
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