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Lead Quest Designer - Fortnite

Epic Games

Epic Games

Design
Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 Lead Quest Designer to join our team working on Fortnite. In this role, you'll drive a team of designers in order to create quest content that supports a variety of systems, modes, and playstyles. Lead Quest Designers at Epic guide a cross-discipline development team responsible for engaging players with goals that enrich their experience and tie into broader forms of progression.

In this role, you will

  • Guide a team to craft goals for players that build their exposure, experience, and mastery of new and existing game mechanics all while immersing them in the world of Fortnite and fostering a positive player experience
  • Own the design, vision, and outcome for a season’s quest, NPC, and activation-related content that fulfills key player engagement metrics and supports broad systematic framework needs
  • Work closely with production partners to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work, with an emphasis on team health while maintaining overall quality
  • Lead by example to develop and grow the design team, enabling designers to achieve their career goals and best outcomes while increasing the capabilities of the team and maintaining a collaborative and iterative working environment
  • Collaborate with product management and marketing teams to ensure player satisfaction and overall game health

What we're looking for

  • 5+ years of experience shipping or maintaining titles as a game designer working on quest content or goal-based progression systems
  • 2+ years in a leadership role, including experience managing or leading a team
  • Demonstrated talent for empathizing with players and a deep understanding of player motivations, forms of play, and the effects of goal setting on play
  • Strong interest in BR and multiplayer games with an understanding of what makes them work, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with the live-service multiplayer space
  • Organized leader who can structure and plan their own work, as well as guide planning and prioritization for their teams
  • Solution-oriented problem solver who can react quickly to changing project needs and drive to and foster alignment with decisions

This role is open to multiple locations (including CA & 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).

California Base Pay Range
$169,829$249,082 USD
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.