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Technical Designer (AI / Creatures) - LEGO Fortnite

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering, IT, Design, Data Science
Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

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 a Senior AI Designer to join our team working on Lego Fortnite. Game designers at Epic are a part of a cross-discipline development team that own the vision and drive to create innovative features and content which expand the Fortnite universe.

In this role, you will

  • Own the design vision for AI focused features
  • Craft high quality, player-facing AI behaviors and abilities using behavior trees and visual scripting
  • Create quick prototypes to try out and demonstrate new ideas in game
  • Collaborate with team members from various disciplines to deliver high quality experiences to our players
  • Cooperate with other designers from the AI team to define and promote a cohesive vision for AI in Fortnite
  • Use playtest feedback to iterate and improve AI features
  • Create and maintain clear and concise design documentation

What we're looking for

  • Experience shipping multiple AAA titles as a Designer
  • Experience developing AI for a highly systemic environment
  • Experience creating behavior trees and using visual scripting
  • A creative approach that can surprise and amaze players with new ideas and experiences
  • Talent for empathizing with players and a deep understanding of player motivations
  • Team player with good communication skills (verbal and written)

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

Washington Base Pay Range
$169,829$249,082 USD

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.