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Technical Designer - Social Sim

Epic Games

Cary, NC 02-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 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 Technical Gameplay Designer to join our team working on LEGO Fortnite. In this role, you'll work with a cross-disciplinary team of game designers, artists, audio designers, and engineers to maintain and evolve our in-game furniture and decoration systems that millions of players use to express themselves. You'll be supported by engineers and design leadership as you implement content and expand & improve the experience.

In this role, you will
• Own the gameplay implementation of new furniture and decorations, ensuring that they work well within the existing system
• Design new classes of furniture behavior that inspire player creativity
• Use Smart Objects, state trees, and blueprints to implement new furniture behavior
• Drive systemic improvements to our decorative systems focusing on ways to improve quality and velocity
• Work closely with Art and Animation teams to define proxies for interactive objects
• Work closely with Gameplay and AI teams to design compelling interactions on new objects
• Work directly with the Engine team to shape the future of Smart Objects in Unreal Engine; Assess technical debt in the systems you touch, and work with leadership on reducing or managing that debt

What we're looking for
• 3+ years experience as a game designer working on an item or furniture-related system
• Experience designing game content for GaaS model
• Experience working with Blueprint or other scripting languages
• Strong communication skills: ability to adapt your messaging to your audiences, and create and maintain documentation
• Deep empathy and understanding of player motivations and forms of play
• A passion for gaming, with a specific interest and familiarity with Fortnite, LEGO, and decorative crafting systems
• You're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do
• Bonus: Experience working with AI, behavior trees, smart objects, or state trees
• Bonus: Experience working on a decorative crafting system

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-gwwp1j-44-210-99-209-42 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.