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Senior Designer

Company: Paradox Interactive
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Paradox Tectonic seeks a versatile and creative Senior Designer to join our team for a new IP. You will work alongside the Creative Director, and manage external designers to create exciting, memorable, and replayable content.
We're looking for an experienced, self-starting design collaborator that is also excited about directing external design partners. Our ideal candidate brings with them a deep understanding of a diverse and predominantly female leaning PC gamer audience. What You'll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Leverage a deep understanding of existing systems to design compelling content and an emotionally satisfying sense of open ended progression or discovery for the player
  • Utilize a robust set of content creation tools including some structured scripting to rapidly execute and iterate on your design concepts
  • Work with the narrative designer and creative director to create compelling opportunities for player driven story telling
  • Craft content and mechanics which provide a satisfying emotional experience for the player.
  • Design and document new features and systems that fit harmoniously with the existing foundations of the game
  • Direct external partners to help them create compelling content consistent with our desired tone and game economy
  • Collaborate with our engineers in the creation of practical tools and pipelines for quest, events, dialogue and item creation
  • Provide insight into your workflow and actionable feedback so that our suite of tools is as efficient as we can make them for production. Advocate for more/better tools and systems when needed while continuing to work constructively within existing scope, schedule, and toolset constraints.
  • Self driven play testing of implemented work to insure it functions as intended and is delivered to a consistent quality level What You Bring (Qualifications)
    • Experience as a single-player Content Designer, Level Designer, or QuestDesigner on multiple shipped, professional PC or console game titles.--
    • A player-first mentality with an emphasis on enabling the player to make their own choices and tell their own stories
    • Experience with iterative development and rapid prototyping.
    • Enthusiasm to learn and master the flexible and robust in game scripting system to execute your own vision
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that allow you to effectively express your intentions and needs to a distributed team
    • Discipline to self manage, self task and self evaluate. You will be given a lot of creative and artistic freedom while being expected to consistently demonstrate progress and keep to mutually agreed upon deadlines. Nice to Haves
      • Understanding of narrative principles and the ability to execute your own in game writing alongside work from professional writers
      • Being located in the Bay Area and able to travel to the office in Berkeley 2 days a week Scope: Full-time and permanent Can be remote but expected to keep consistent work hours with a team situated in the Bay Area If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.
        At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you'd be a great addition to our team. Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know! So what's in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!
        • WorkSmall teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to usYou are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)
          • SocialCompany-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beveragesYearly company partiesPing-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board gamesSpoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch
            • DevelopmentLeadership courses available for all employeesWe continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesComLunch n-- Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between "Doing business in China" to "Surviving the zombie apocalypse"
              • CompensationCompetitive monthly salary and salary revision once per yearParticipation in our company wide profit share program5+1 weeks of paid vacation per yearFor international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight) Our Culture In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox: - DEDICATED - PASSIONATE - OPEN-MINDED - NERDY Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Ume--, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community. Let's recruit together and find your next colleague.

Keywords: Paradox Interactive, Berkeley , Senior Designer, Other , Berkeley, California

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