Full Time Job

Game Designer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 07-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Game Designer (AI)

Design at Epic

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.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic.

Design at Epic

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.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic.

What you'll do

Epic Games is looking for Game Designers, ranging from mid-level to experienced seniors, to join our team. In this role, you'll utilize your AI experience and knowledge of design tools to push the quality of the project and delight players with fresh experiences.

In this role, you will
• Design engaging experiences utilizing Unreal behavior systems to create emergent behavior between players and AI.
• Owns implementation of large parts of these experiences from start to finish. Blueprint Scripting, Replication, replays etc
• Be the go-to person for the implementation of complex content that stretches the capabilities of existing systems, or projects that require heavy artist/designer/engineer interaction
• Be an advocate for player experience and create compelling user stories

What we're looking for
• 3+ years of game design experience with at least one shipped game
• Strong familiarity with visual scripting languages; preferably Blueprints.
• Ability to understand and create compelling relationships for AI with players, items, and other AI within a multiplayer environment.
• A strong, innate sense of design willing to proactively identify design and technical issues and willing to tackle or get help when appropriate.
• Ability to communicate your ideas and collaborate with others
• Create clear and concise design specs
• Strong verbal communication of ideas to the team
• Passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative
• Capable of pulling together resources to create assets from scratch to shippable by collaborating with the respective teams across multiple disciplines
• Well versed in behavior systems (eg. Behavior trees) and interactions with players and AI
• Technically competent and able to work autonomously in a small team environment within a larger team
• Ability to create your own functional prototypes.

Nice to have skills
• Deep familiarity with Fortnite Battle Royale
• Experience with network replication

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About Us

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 1,800+ 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. ​

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv7zom-3-235-60-144-42 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.