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Lead Gameplay Designer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Design
Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 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 cooperative gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is seeking an experienced Lead Gameplay Designer to join our dynamic team, contributing across various aspects of game design for our collaboration with Disney. In this role, you’ll lead a team of designers in order to create compelling gameplay features and experiences for our players.

In this role, you will

  • Lead the vision and outcome of gameplay features, balance game mechanics, craft engaging quests and scenarios, and ensure a compelling gameplay experience
  • Lead, develop, and grow the design team, enabling designers to achieve their career goals and best outcomes while also increasing the capabilities of the team
  • Roll up your sleeves and dive into some IC work when needed, and lead by example to set the quality bar for design
  • Actively participate in big-picture decisions and ensure the design team focuses on the right elements to achieve superior results
  • Utilize data-driven insights to inform design decisions, adjust live balance in real-time, and react quickly to changing project needs, driving to effective solutions
  • Work closely with production to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work

What we're looking for

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience shipping multiple titles as a gameplay designer, with expertise in various aspects of game design such as social gameplay features, balance tuning, quest content, and scenario design
  • 2+ years of experience in a lead gameplay designer role, with demonstrated ability to manage or lead a team effectively
  • Deep passion for multiplayer games with a wide breadth of game knowledge and understanding of player motivations
  • Ability to react quickly to changing project needs and directions, along with strong problem-solving skills and a solution-oriented mindset
  • Experience with multiplayer cooperative games, systems design, analytics tools/languages/processes, and visual scripting is a plus

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).

California Base Pay Range
$158,988$233,182 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$151,761$222,583 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.