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Technical Systems Designer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 03-21-2024
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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' Creator Platform team is looking for a Technical Systems Designer. In this role, you will help design systems and features, while refining the tools and workflow used by both first-party and individual creators to build engaging experiences. You will be working on core gameplay systems straddling Unreal Engine, UEFN and Fortnite Creative to empower content creators and developers. Our ideal candidate has experience in systems and gameplay design and brings a passion for creative empowerment for both players and developers alike.

In this role, you will
• Help identify and design gameplay features that expand the Fortnite Ecosystem to new genres and audiences
• Design features utilizing systems and tools design, ensuring a good end-user experience and producing quality documentation
• Work with a multi-disciplinary team to guide the feature to final implementation, providing feedback and design input throughout the process
• Provide constant design feedback about features and take on feedback from other team members and disciplines
• Be the primary point of contact for triage of open issues related to your feature
• Help develop new features and processes within the design team

What we're looking for
• 5+ years experience shipping multiple titles as a gameplay or systems designer
• Passionate about player experience, with a deep understanding of player motivations, player expectation, and player agency
• Technical Game System Design: Data Asset Architecture; Spreadsheet Automation; Strong software architecture in Blueprints; Algorithm efficiency and robustness; Impeccable ability to translate between engineers and designers
• Demonstrated understanding of gameplay systems, game creation tools, and user experience
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Experience guiding collaboration across various disciplines
• Experience working with multiple engines including Unreal would be ideal

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-r0xb81-3-238-235-248-42 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.