Full Time Job

Design Director

Epic Games

Vancouver, BC 04-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

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

As a Design Director for LEGO Fortnite, you will be responsible to lead and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of developers to guide a season to success from ideation to ship. Working with senior leadership, you will carry the game's vision and Epic's goals forward while making hard calls on quality and priorities, and above all be creatively excited and engaged in creating an unforgettable and fun experience for our players.

In this role, you will
• Collaborate with senior leadership to define a vision and business goals for a season within LEGO Fortnite
• Hold that vision across the company with clarity and excitement and inspire the development team to follow you; uphold Epic's design and gameplay quality bar
• Oversee season development from start to finish - From leading ideation with the team and shaping a timeline of engagement across the whole season, to making tough decisions on quality and scope throughout production
• Work with Product Managers to gain insights from player metrics and marketplace data, then translate those insights into actionable goals to improve the player experience; work with Production, discipline leads, and HR to manage staffing, feature scope, production milestones, and hiring
• Focus on mentoring and empowering the team to be independently successful and make solid decisions without your involvement; foster curiosity and healthy risk-taking

What we're looking for
• Experience leading game teams from a director or other high-level design leadership perspective
• An expert-level background in a creative craft you can speak to and draw from
• A deep understanding of what makes games tick at all levels, with a particular focus on what makes them fun immersive experiences
• A keen understanding of what makes the Survival Sandbox genre work is required
• Passion and excitement for applying yourself to highly complicated problem spaces
• Excellent soft skills; you are able to navigate the day-to-day ups and downs of working with a large team across many disciplines and locations with ease
• An eye and passion for helping to creatively shape a product that goes beyond the game team

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn1zb3-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.