Red Storm is looking for a Senior Technical Designer
Senior technical designers are competent in both system and level design, but are known for being detail-oriented developers with advanced technical skills when compared to other designers. As part of a multidisciplinary production team, they help shape the architecture for new game systems; as well as, create and implement the more complex technical design elements into the game. Equally, they advocate and shape production efficiency and product quality, primarily for system development and world creation. It is expected that their work will be of the highest quality.
Senior technical designers act as a point of contact between designers and other disciplines. They regularly identify ways to improve communication amongst disciplines as they are uniquely positioned between content creators, engineering, and other departments. They are trusted to take direction from the conception phase, collaboratively refine designs into a clearly defined and deliverable idea, and drive development through to a shipped product.
Drive the development of feature prototypes by working in close collaboration with production, technical directors, engineers, and other disciplines
Provide insightful feedback in design discussions with an emphasis on the realities of the engine and system constraints and how they will impact development
Provide accurate risk assessments to production, engineering, and design when new features are proposed
Maintain a clear understanding of design direction so that systems can be implemented to spec and design intentions can be communicated clearly to other disciplines
Develop and enforce best practices including naming, script conventions, spatial metrics, budgets, production pipelines, and tools
Document, conduct training sessions, and enforce best practices for implementation of maps in the engine throughout production
Provide constructive, critical feedback for designers creating level layouts and placing gameplay elements so they can properly scope their work and achieve the highest quality within the time constraints
Obtain in-depth knowledge of the engine, its capabilities, and auxiliary development tools
As an advanced user, help test new features and tools before they are deployed to the rest of the team and throughout production
Work with Technical Directors, engine team, and production to improve tools, methods, task management, etc.
Effectively utilize production and QC to manage workload
Document and enforce technical standards for content creators
Stay current with innovations in game development technology and production methodologies to innovation to the project
Provide constant technical support on the tools and engine for every member of the team
Debug and implement reliable solutions to difficult issues until production has ended
Help more junior members of the team enhance their skills both interpersonal and technical
Critique and provide feedback to more junior members of the team
A passion for shipping high quality games
Proactive self-starter who can operate autonomously when requested
Thorough and detailed
Effective, tactful communicator
Experience in all phases of shipping a product
Understanding of software engineering principles
Strong work ethic
Extensive experience in all phases of development from inception to ship
Relevant scripting experience with such as python, C#, or visual scripting
Onsite gym and Mind, Body, Spirit reimbursement program for activities that help you be a better version of yourself.
Food & Fun: Monday breakfast, Thursday meeting munchies & drinks, Surprise Snacks, Launch Parties, Monthly Years of Service Celebrations, Family Picnics, Sporting Events, Holiday Parties, the list goes on…
Superior health, dental, vision packages with a substantial employer contribution for a healthy you, healthy family, and a healthy wallet.
401k match for that day you retire to your dream island…
Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave for the day your family grows…
Generous Vacation, Holiday and Sick time for those days you need to be away…
Employee purchase program for Ubisoft titles for those days you want to play…
Amazing coworkers, visionary leadership, and a work hard, play hard attitude that will make you want to stay.
About the area: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and RTP Area (Research Triangle):
Topping the charts in Best Places to Live, Work, & Play. If there is a list of Best, we are confident our area is in the top 10.
Highly rated public school systems. Plus, 3 major universities.
Beach to the East, Mountains to the West and Green spaces in between. Plenty of parks, paths & trails are intertwined in the cities. We even have a trail behind our studio!
Sports: Whether you like to play or are a spectator – we’ve got you covered! The Mecca of the ACC, home to the Stanley Cup Champions The Carolina Hurricanes, AAA Baseball team The Durham Bulls, AA The Mudcats and so much more!
Culture: Art, History, Music we have it all. 2 Performing Art Centers, 3 Music Amphitheaters, Iron Chefs, Food Trucks & so much more.
Please apply online: www.ubisoft.com/en-US/careers/search.aspx#sr-post-id=111907412
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