Technical Game Designer

For Nixxes Software in Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Permanent

Job Description

We're looking for a highly collaborative, passionate and skilled technical game designer who is up for the challenge of implementing gameplay mechanics for a AAA title.

The Technical Game Designer candidate will be able to create concepts for gameplay, implement gameplay mechanics within a game engine and is able to iterate quickly within a dynamic and continuously changing environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinating and implementing special case gameplay scenarios based on the high level game design.
  • Owning specific scenarios: creatively iterating on the design and polishing the gameplay experience by collaborating closely with other designers, environment artists and programmers
  • Visual scripting to create gameplay mechanics.
  • Prototyping gameplay and bug fixing all with a AAA engine.
  • Playtest and iterate to solve game design problems in a highly collaborative and changing environment

Competencies, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Communicates with directness/candor and is adept at conflict resolution
  • High standards of respect and values strong teamwork
  • Adaptsswimminglytochangingcircumstances
  • Positive thinker with an ambitious drive towards quality and success

Essential Requirements:

  • 2-3 year game industry and development experience.
  • Strong understanding of programming and AAA engines, editors and scripting tools.
  • Strong methodology and problem solving ability with a focus on creative, fun and innovative solutions
  • Strong and effective communication skills and organizational ability
  • Exceptional team player with the ability to collaborate without losing sight of the gameplay vision
  • Willingnessto take design direction
  • Working knowledge of Maya & Photoshop.
  • Experience with 3D level editors such a Unreal 4 and/or other AAA engines

Portfolio submission is required for this position. Please focus this portfolio on personal contributions to your projects.

Plusses:

  • Interest in the technical aspects of AAA game development
  • Experience of developing third-person action games preferred
  • Good sense of cinematography and pacing
  • (Native) Dutch speaker

How to Apply

Interested? E-mail: jobs@nixxes.com

Nixxes Software BV is a group of highly experienced game technology programmers and a young content team. The company was founded in August 1999 and has since specialised in helping other game developers and publishers making the best out of their game content.

Nixxes Software currently have 3 job openings.

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