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Technical Mission Designer (Mid/Senior)

Rockstar Games

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar North is looking for experienced mission designers whose skill set combines technical excellence with a passion for making games. As part of the Design/Scripting team you will be using an in-house scripting language combined with a visual editor to design, implement and maintain story missions. You will be required to engage with a range of classic game programming areas such as AI, physics, animation, UI, and data management among others.

This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in the heart of Edinburgh.

WHAT WE DO

  • The Design Team creates moments of exciting action gameplay, ultra-real slices of ambient life, and everything in between, implementing many of the complex systems that underpin our worlds.
  • Our content spans many genres and types of gameplay. Our designers bring their wide knowledge of gaming, game design and outside culture to make every aspect of our games world class.
  • We assume responsibility for designing and implementing our content and systems, creating scripts with are often complex and intricate – both for single player and Online games.
  • Creative thinking is an important part of what we do, and while we work to design briefs, designers have many opportunities to shape our games from the ground up.
  • We work closely with all departments in the company, bringing together narrative, art, code systems, UI, networking, animation, audio and many other elements to create immersive gameplay.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Author exciting new content using our in-house tools.
  • Work to program game content while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Liaise with artists, animators and programmers to create compelling content.
  • Provide clear and detailed reports of bugs to other teams.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in Computer Science, Game Design, or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of professional experience with at least one shipped game title.

SKILLS

  • Strong C# programming ability.
  • A good understanding of object-oriented programming patterns.
  • Experience with visual scripting tools.
  • Excellent communication, technical & problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized with proven ability to deliver on deadlines.
  • A game design-oriented mindset, and a passion for creating games.

PLUSES

  • Experience working on mission design on an existing game project

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply with a resume and cover-letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. Please make sure to include examples of your work with code samples. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar Games recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date found: 2022-11-03

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