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Unannounced Project Gameplay Design Director
Updated on 3/23/2023
Experience Level
  • Ability to bring order to chaos, drive decision-making and establish robust communication across disciplines
  • Expert knowledge of player character, AI and multiplayer combat systems for action games
  • Experience successfully leading multiple interdisciplinary teams through several game development cycles
  • Highly approachable - able to provide ongoing direction, feedback, and support for your teams and their work in an effective and timely manner
  • Knowledge of many types of action games (FPS, 3rd person, melee combat, ARPG, etc.) and online play (cooperative, competitive, shooter, MMO, etc.)
  • Ability to interpret and achieve high-level experience goals set by game and studio leadership
  • Ability to balance asks for short-term problems alongside long-term goals
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrable ability to inspire and motivate your team
  • Experience hiring, training, mentoring, and managing peer and junior designers
  • In-depth understanding of game engines, technology, and the game development process
  • Thorough oral and written communication skills
  • Aligning with project leadership on goals, features, and quality targets, then breaking them down into actionable, achievable objectives for implementation
  • Being the representative leader for the Gameplay team in defining and evaluating success
  • Communicating the progress and importance of features upward to Project Leadership and outward to the entire team
  • Creating alignment through communication, collaboration, and coordination between the project's Gameplay team and the rest of the organization
  • Evaluating and pushing forward features and updates proposed by your teammates
  • Planning future needs and issues for the game with other area discipline leads
  • Anticipating live-game updates to balance and tuning in conjunction with product plans
  • Managing and mentoring design leads on your team

1,001-5,000 employees

Community gaming development studio