Senior Combat Designer

Location New York
Employment type Fulltime
Region / State / Province New York
Offer description People Can Fly is looking for a talented and passionate Senior Combat Designer with design experience in TTP / shooters / cover shooter games, with a good sense of combat oriented player experience and ability to share his ideas and design insight to cross-discipline team-members responsible for combat mechanics and systems.
The ideal candidate should have proven experience designing moment-to-moment gameplay, player controls, camera, weapons and abilities, AI enemies behavior and abilities, and creation of engaging combat encounters for modern AAA multiplayer titles.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create, pitch and prototype gameplay ideas for core combat and moment-to-moment mechanics and systems, combat characters, their feel, behavior, abilities and encounters in various settings
  • Implement combatant character with animations and behavior using state machines, behavior trees, visual effects, sound effects & combat encounters with arena layouts and pacing using provided level design tools and various other scripting systems
  • Create designs documents, content briefs, system outlines, and other means of sharing all the necessary information with involved teams
  • Full ownership of the produced function - from conceptual and paper design, through the prototyping phase, scripting, iteration, debugging, optimization - until delivery of the game
  • Conduct playtest sessions for involved developers (level designers, artists, animators and programmers) to discuss and improve implemented prototypes
  • Collaborate with multiple disciplines, ensuring the correct partners are involved and informed throughout the development process
  • Remain current on industry trends, including new game genres, new game design methods and techniques, and trending audio visual excellence
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine 4
  • At least 6+ years of experience in the production of games for consoles and PC
  • 4+ years of experience shipping AAA TTP / shooters /cover shooters titles in combat or systems design roles
  • At least 1 shipped title in a senior role, with a history of successful features
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and align design vision with internal partners and the target audience
  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize, pitch, and implement game systems and features using various tools, technology, and visual language
  • Clear understanding of creative and game development processes
  • Extensive experience with online action games
  • Extraordinary work ethic, self-motivation and initiative

PREFERENCE TO APPLICANTS WITH

  • A familiarity with scripting languages and a strong foundation in math
  • Deep understanding of systems design, player psychology, and emerging industry trends
  • Experience with versatile game development tools such as Unity and Unreal.
WHAT WE OFFER

People Can Fly New York offers a comprehensive range of benefits for all full-time employees including 100% company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, company paid holidays and an attractive paid time off policy which includes 4 weeks of vacation. In addition, we offer Relocation Assistance, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Flexible Savings Account Programs, Commuter Tax benefits and discounted gym memberships to keep our staff healthy and happy. People Can Fly New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last modified Wednesday, June 24, 2020