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Design Analyst - Gameplay, Game Experience Lab

Amazon Games Studios

Toronto, ON 06-17-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Do you have game industry experience or game schooling expertise? Are you passionate about being able to provide end-user feedback and integrating your gaming knowledge along with that feedback? Do you want to be part of a new innovative team we are building at Amazon games which will combine both subjective feedback and in-depth comparative analysis?

At Amazon Games, we believe that games have the power to connect communities at a massive scale. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games. We believe that games will produce some of the most influential voices in media and art, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future.

As part of the Game Experience Lab team you will support all of the Amazon game teams and provide specific and specialized feedback to help shape our games. You will join a group of game analysts and partner with game teams to understand design intentions and provide subjective feedback and comparative analysis. Within this role we are looking for someone who has a passion for playing games, has technical or artistic gaming expertise and is excited about influencing game features.
''Is the game fun?'' – the Game Experience Lab will help answer that question.

Key job responsibilities
As a Gameplay (3Cs) Analyst, you will/may:
o Deliver feedback and analysis on player experience using your expertise in gameplay
o General gameplay features/feel including progression, economy, AI balancing etc
o Camera depth from player, field of vision, target lock behaviour etc
o Control mapping, key bindings, responsiveness and navigation etc
o Character design functionality, animations and movement etc
o Provide gameplay feedback using game tools and/or from design documentation
o Understand all gameplay features and guidelines from our game portfolio
o Use technical/design gameplay knowledge to create and execute analyst strategy
o Works closely with team to provide direct feedback and support
o Analyze gameplay features while also providing specific competitor comparisons
o Escalate features roadblocks/risks for game feature on how change might impact feedback or behavior

Working with internal teams to support their Production Stage Gates or deep dive into design feedback. Play external, released games to assess quality bar in the industry

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Toronto, ON, CAN

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in Games Industry (supporting title Development, Release, or Live Ops)
- Post-Secondary degree/diploma for specific gaming discipline
- Experience/knowledge in one or various of the following video game related fields: UI, level design, game engine and performance
- Knowledge of software development life cycle and production stage gates
- Dedicated gamer for console, PC and mobile while understanding all types of game genres

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in writing video game reviews or participating in feedback forums ,
- Excellent communication, collaboration, analytical, and problem-solving skills,
- Experience in embedded quality assurance or in the video game industry

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmm97m-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.