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Unannounced Project Staff Technical Designer



Bungie is seeking a Staff Technical Designer for an unannounced project. The ideal candidate should have experience in game design and programming, be able to collaborate with other disciplines, and have the ability to solve problems and share information across multiple platforms. The role involves helping designers build experiences, gameplay objects, and set pieces, driving collaboration with other disciplines, and recognizing areas where design tools and processes need improvement. The candidate should have demonstrable design instincts and an understanding of how core systems affect gameplay, and be comfortable with common programming languages. The role offers a competitive salary, comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and more. The base pay range for this role is $159,000-$189,000 USD in Washington State, with adjustments up to +/- 10% in other locations approved for remote work. Bungie is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and encourages candidates to apply even if they do not meet every requirement listed in the job description.

Job description

Were you a software engineer in a past life who has now chosen a different path, or a game designer with excellent coding skills? Are you always finding yourself thinking about how to do things more efficiently and in a more cost-effective way? Are you energized by helping game designers prototype, implement, and actuate their features and systems? Are you constantly sharing how-to’s, fix-its, tips, and hacks with other people? Have you found yourself becoming a translator and peacemaker between creatives and engineers? Do you seek an opportunity where you can combine your programming experience with your game design talent to solve challenging and interesting problems? If so, we have the job for you! Bungie is looking for a passionate, creative, and experienced Staff Technical Designer for an unannounced project.


  • Help designers build experiences, gameplay objects, and set pieces, while providing hooks for other teams to sell the visual experience
  • Drive collaboration with other disciplines (art, audio, effects, etc.) to achieve top-notch gameplay experiences
  • Recognize areas where design tools and processes need improvement and drive for solutions
  • Be the primary “go-to” person for implementation of complex content that stretches the capability of existing systems and projects that require heavy design/engineer interactions
  • Participate in planning, reviews, and team strategization as a subject matter expert
  • Willingness to dive into the not-so-well documented spaces between teams to understand limitations, needs, and find creative solutions to align disciplines
  • Skillfully revise design specs to meet the limitations of the engine while maintaining the defined experience goals


  • Demonstrable design instincts and an understanding of how core systems effects gameplay
  • A willingness to take design direction when it is offered and collaborate with team members from different disciplines
  • An aptitude for solving problems and sharing information across multiple platforms and collaborative working spaces
  • Defining and maintaining production pipelines, processes, and workflows
  • Experience tracking down problems in current systems, predicting problems in developing systems, producing test cases, and implementing fixes in systems and tools
  • Comfortable with common programming languages: C/C++/C#/Java etc.
  • Experience in a non-design development role (artist, animator, audio, engineer, etc.)
  • Familiarity with 3D creation tools
  • Experience working within a Live Game model
  • Completion of a technical Degree (CS, IT, SE, CE, or equivalent work experience)
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). 

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Washington State Pay Range
$159,000—$189,000 USD
Bungie full-time (non-contract) employees in the U.S. also receive:
  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked 

Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations

Country: null

Date found: 2023-04-11

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