Senior Gameplay Designer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 1 month ago

343 is looking for a passionate Senior Gameplay Designer that can contribute and implement exciting gameplay moments into a next-gen Halo Shooter.

Reporting to the Lead Gameplay Designer, your responsibilities include laying out gameplay spaces, gameplay scripting, setting up combat encounters and scripting unique events. You will work directly with the Campaign and Design Leads to ensure both gameplay and level design goals are met. You will also work with artists, programmers, and producers to ensure content is built at the highest quality within a scheduled milestone.

This is an amazing opportunity to work closely with a passionate team of game developers and help create the next exciting Halo campaign.

  • 5+ years working as a designer with at least 1 shipped AAA title.

  • Proficient in using a text-based scripting language (e.g. C#, LUA, UnityScript, etc.).

  • Deep understanding of gameplay and level design theories and practices.

  • Ability to receive and understand gameplay criticisms and learn from failures.

  • Proficient in using game editing software (e.g. Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, etc.).

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Highly motivated and contributes to a positive working environment.

Bonus

  • A love for narrative based games and first person shooters.
  • A passion and knowledge of the Halo franchise.
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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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  • Build campaign moments from inception through production under the guidance of the Lead Gameplay Designer.

  • Script gameplay moments such as combat encounters, narrative events, and logic puzzles.

  • Write re-useable, readable scripts that can be handed off to other designers.

  • Work closely with engineers to develop and maintain script functionality.

  • Playtest and iterate on level content to ensure highest quality.

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