Senior Technical Designer

DESIGN Redwood City, California


Position Summary:
Crystal Dynamics is seeking a Senior Technical Designer that has a passion for scripting, firefighting, improving workflow pipelines, and solving tough technical design challenges. We’re looking for creative candidates with a technical aptitude to build the foundations, infrastructure, and tools our designers use to build fun and exciting levels and player experiences.
Essential Duties:

  • Implement game features based on designs using our internal tools.
  • Define and redefine workflows, improving the efficiency of other Designers.
  • Support the level design team as a technical resource for new design tools and systems.
  • Build tools and other workflow improvements for other designers to make great gameplay content.
  • Work across development teams to conceptualize, prototype, continually iterate, balance and tune features and gameplay based on feedback.
  • Be an advocate of the tool base and suggest/implement improvements to internal pipelines where it makes sense.
  • Contribute to the implementation of gameplay solutions in the game environment.
  • Advocate for clear and consistent documentation.
  • Proactively identify design workflow issues and prescribe solutions.
Essential Requirements:
  • 7+ years of experience in a level or systems design role with at least one shipped AAA console title, preferably as a Senior Designer.
  • Expertise with visual scripting tools; strong scripting experience.
  • Experience with level editors and game engines.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical abilities.
  • Programming experience a plus (C/C++).

*A portfolio or samples of previous work and/or tools may be requested to be considered for this role.*

Crystal Dynamics is an EOE and M/F/D/V employer.