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Technical Designer - Building Sets

Epic Games

Epic Games

IT, Design
Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

DESIGN

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

Epic Games is looking for Technical Designers to join our team working on a new experience set in the Fortnite universe. As a Technical Designer, you’ll work with a cross-disciplinary team of game designers, artists and level designers on our in-game building system that millions of players use to express themselves. You’ll be supported by engineers and design leadership as you implement content and expand & improve the experience.

In this role, you will

  • Own the implementation of new modular building kits, ensuring that they work well within the system.
  • Use and improve the building system to make it as expressive and player-friendly as possible.
  • Monitor the internal tooling and ingestion workflows and either fix them yourself, or refer them to the proper engineering resources.
  • Suggest UX decisions on how tools and workflows should function.
  • Assess technical debt in the systems you touch, and work with leadership on reducing or managing that debt.
  • Stay fully versed in the current and long-term design objectives of your design group, and represent those objectives in engineering discussions.
  • Work closely with art, level design and production teams to ensure that all upcoming modular building kits can be implemented in a timely manner and function well.

What we're looking for

  • Unreal editor experience: core understanding of Unreal’s object model and how objects are represented and constructed in the editor.
  • Blueprint experience
  • Level design experience (in a professional setting or on personal projects)
  • Communication skills: ability to adapt your messaging to your audiences
  • Player empathy
  • Collaboration skills

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.

ABOUT US

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.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.