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Technical Game Design Director

Wizards Of The Coast

At Invoke, our mission is to Have Fun Building Great Games.

We believe the best games come from people who love what they do, in an environment that values them and their ideas. That’s why we make games that our younger selves used to dream about. And we make sure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute to our collective success. Being part of Wizards of the Coast, we get to contribute to a collection of games that have inspired players and developers for decades.

At Invoke, you get to play your part as a valued member of an open and dedicated team within a magical world!

Job Description

Invoke is looking for a Technical Game Design Director. This role will be part of the core design team, collaborating with other designers, artists, and engineers to be the glue between vision and implementation.  

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate with game leadership on high-level system design & determine technical feasibility; 
  • Build up and maintain detailed documentation for all owned features; 

  • Review game design concepts and identify and analyze risks; 

  • Resolve complex, escalated issues & make technical validations; 

  • Work with engineers and game designers to ensure system designs can be easily implemented while also planting seeds for future improvements;

  • Own the integration of each system from initial technical documentation to final implementation. Help others understand how these systems work and why we are building them;
  • Identify opportunities and room for improvement in the toolset provided to the Game Design team;

  • Build content to exercise systems and contribute design horsepower to the construction of various content creation tools. 

What You'll Bring 

  • 10+ years experience developing AAA titles; 

  • 5+ years of experience as a Game Design Technical Director on AAA titles; 
  • Proven ability as a game designer in a professional capacity;

  • A deep knowledge of gameplay logic. Familiarity with data structures and general programming concepts;

  • Strong analytical skills and a love for efficient problem solving;

  • Positive, direct, collaborative communication to improve our shared vision;

  • Flexible, adaptable approach with a constant appetite for new knowledge and experiences;
  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated, able to manage a feature from start to finish but also know when to ask for mentorship or help;

  • Experience with Unreal game engines is a plus;

  • Ability to program or edit scripts. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Invoke commits to offer equal working chances to every individual, without regard based on the following: age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disability, race, religion, citizenship, native country or any other possible particularities. We sincerely believe in a respectful and open-minded work environment, in which everyone can fully contribute to  

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.  

 

Location: Montreal, QC
Date found: 2022-11-03

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