Lead Technical Designer

Redmond, WA, United States

343 Industries is looking for a talented and passionate Lead Technical Designer to help design, document, and implement game systems, modes, and content for our next Halo shooter experience. This person will be in charge of managing a team of Technical Designers and ensuring that the prioritization of their tasks, tools initiatives, and game systems are consistent as well as communicated across our holistic teams. This person must be passionate about system design, as well as posses strong soft-skills in order to manage effectively, communicate with other disciplines, and make on-boarding of new Designers easier.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a team of Technical Designers
  • Communicate tools and systems designs across disciplines
  • Ensure consistency and high level of quality of new design tools and systems that come online across all holistic teams
  • Ensure new systems and tools improvements are scoped correctly, ensuring each team's needs are met
  • Work with both Design and Engineering to ensure priotiziation of tools and systems improvements
  • Collect and prioritize feedback from holistic teams, while working with production to ensure work is captured
  • Troubleshoot and fix bugs and implemented systems
  • Mentor and train senior and junior Designers
  • Improve design workflows
  • Attend and participate in playtest
  • Maintain and create design documentation for all tools and system improvements
  • Create best practices and standards for all holistic teams

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 6+ years of AAA game experience as a Senior or higher Systems or Tools Designer
  • 2+ years of professional experience with code or scripting languages (C, LUA, and/or others)
  • Strong management skills with the ability to performance manage and keep their team focused and motivated
  • Proven background of working across discipline with Artists, Engineers, QA, and Production staff
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Passion for and extensive game knowledge
  • Proven knowledge of and ability to learn new game toolsets, proprietary or otherwise
  • Desire to consistently deliver high-quality work and results

BONUSES:

  •  Passion for and knowledge of shooters, especially Halo
  • World Design experience with current AAA RPGs or Action games

 

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

 

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