Experience Director

DESIGN


Description

Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square Enix family and the studio behind Marvel’s Avengers and the award-winning Tomb Raider franchise, is constantly on the hunt for top-tier gaming talent worldwide. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best talent available to concept, create, and contribute to the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25-plus years of game development experience, as well as our combined AAA games industry pedigree, has established us as one of best studios to work for today. 

Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and plenty of days of paid time-off. 

Position Summary

Come be a part of the future of Tomb Raider! Crystal Dynamics is currently looking for a skilled and inspiring Experience Director who oversees the strategic plan to partner with and bring to life the Creative Director’s vision.

Through your previous expertise in world, campaign, cinematics, and character design; you will manage leadership teams responsible for the implementation of that vision. As an Experience Director you will provide day-to-day feedback and mentorship to the development team on all aspects of bringing the vision to fruition.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct leads who are building each piece of the player experience, set up a creative box to flesh out all the details  
  • Proven multi-disciplinary leadership and knowledge of player experience: particularly on world, campaign, cinematics, and character 
  • Communicate the overall game vision, so that various teams across different disciplines can create a cohesive result   
  • Ability to guide teams by setting boundaries and direction, in a way that provides them with creative freedom while staying unified to overall vision 
  •  Consult and provide detailed direction for technology, art, design and other requirements 
  • Partner closely with all department leads ensuring milestones are achieved on time and within budget 
  • Provide inspiration to the team and ensure that the creative vision is consistently delivered and maintained 
  • Help the team overcome obstacles and provide solid leadership and mentorship as needed to others 
  • A strong passion and commitment to developing world class AAA titles 

Essential Requirements

  • Experience as director (or lead designer with experience owning the strategy behind the game’s vision, vs implementing the vision) for highly rated next gen games 
  • Leadership experience in guiding teams from all disciplines, being able to provide strategic vision 
  • Solid understanding of the financial and managerial aspects of game development 
  • Previous background in leadership in design or art 
  • Strong understanding of the competitive landscape 
  • A passion for playing and developing games 
  • Leadership position in multiple shipped AAA titles  

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