Senior Designer

Final Strike Games
Bellevue Washington
3 days ago
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Job Title: Senior Designer

Department: Design

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Work Location: Bellevue, WA

Summary:

Final Strike Games is looking for a talented Senior Designer to help create engaging AAA user experiences. The ideal senior candidate is skillful across several Design areas, can rapidly create mockups and iterate on ideas, is a good communicator, and can help lead other team members to a finished high-quality product. They will be driving the design and creation of engaging and innovative gameplay experiences, working with every tool at hand, and driving collaboration across multiple functions. The Senior Designer will apply critical thinking and imagination to help make the game as fun and rewarding as it can be. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of meeting high expectations and hitting milestone deliverables. Leadership, communication, and collaboration will be the keys to success in this role, as well as a passion for making truly memorable games.

Responsibilities:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in game design, including senior or lead design experience on a shipped product
  • Execute across all stages of development: from verbal ideas to paper sketches to feature documentation and in-game implementation
  • Ability to execute under various constraints to create high-quality designs on schedule
  • Iterate on flow diagrams and designs to support new features and gameplay changes
  • Work with cross-disciplinary teams to scope work for sprints and milestones
  • Implement assets in-engine and manage files through source control
  • Work with the Lead Designer to understand project goals, priorities, and vision
  • Drive project goals, priorities, and vision across interdisciplinary teams to deliver high features from start to finish
  • Write & maintain design documentation and processes for owned features & work
  • Establish & maintain day-to-day workflows and processes for owned feature teams
  • Frequently manage JIRA items for owned features & work
  • Support & mentor members of the design team with feedback, engine assistance, and professional growth
  • Run & participate in daily playtests to collect feedback and create action items for owned feature teams
  • Identify and fix Design bugs
  • Collaborate with the Production team to maintain schedule and priorities of the design teams deliverables and bug fixes

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of game design experience
  • Designed, developed, and shipped 2+ AAA titles
  • Proficient in the Adobe Suite and other relevant tools
  • Unreal Engine professional development experience
  • Experience developing core mechanics for a variety of experiences
  • Excellent communicator who can take feedback and direction well and is willing to learn and teach others
  • Passion for playing and making console and PC games
  • Maintain rich, thoughtful, candid communication, down and up in order to ensure the very best game is built
  • Able to develop and champion a strong design vision for a game system from concept to completion
  • Strong ability to quickly analyze and adapt designs to continuously improve them
  • Collaborative, self-motivated, and effective time-management skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new tools, technologies, and development methodologies

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’re currently operating under a work-from-home model and even so, we're still interviewing and hiring during this time. This role is expected to start as a remote position which will transition to a more standard office position when it's perfectly safe to do so, based on science and best health practices. We understand people's circumstances may vary and will work with you to explore the best possible solutions for your individual needs during the pandemic.

About Final Strike Games:

Final Strike Games is a multiplayer focused game studio founded by industry veterans. FSG is currently developing for PC and Console. For more information please visit www. finalstrikegames.com

Final Strike Games is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please let us know.

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