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Senior Gameplay Designer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 02-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
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

Epic Games is looking for a Senior Gameplay Designer to join us in working on LEGO Fortnite. In this role, you'll utilize your gameplay experience, design sensibilities, and knowledge of the Unreal Engine to push the quality of the project forward and invent ways to delight players with exciting new gameplay experiences.

In this role, you will
• Own the implementation of major systems from start to finish, driving the vision forward in a cohesive way with the rest of the product
• Be the go-to person for the implementation of complex content that stretches the capabilities of existing systems and that requires heavy artist/designer/programmer interaction
• Be an advocate for player experience and create compelling user stories
• Lead by example to set the quality bar for design; Work closely with production to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work
• Actively participate in big-picture decisions and ensure the design team focuses on the correct elements to achieve superior results
• Drive collaborative and iterative prototyping, both paper-based and in-game
• Attend playtests, provide feedback, and identify practical solutions to problems

What we're looking for
• 5+ years of game design experience with multiple shipped titles
• Mastery of visual scripting languages, preferably Blueprints
• A broad, cross-disciplinary skill set is highly valued since we have a lean team
• Ability to communicate your ideas and collaborate with others
• Create clear and concise design specs
• Strong verbal communication of ideas to the team
• Creating your own functional prototypes
• Experience with network replication
• Familiarity with Fortnite and Epic Games suite of products
• Player first, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA, NYC, & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range

$180,668 - $264,980 USD

California Base Pay Range

$158,988 - $233,182 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$151,761 - $222,583 USD

British Columbia Base Pay Range

$157,847 - $231,508 CAD

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-rv8xjw-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $180,668 to $264,980 Per Year ($ USD)
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.