Gameplay Director



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. Join forces with the most talented developers the game industry has to offer!

Position Summary

Come be a part of the future of Tomb Raider! Crystal Dynamics is currently looking for an experienced and inspiring Gameplay Director to own the tactical implementation plan of the Creative Director’s vision, while bringing expertise in player systems & progression, combat, traversal, and other areas of player experience on-screen. The Gameplay Director provides day-to-day feedback and mentorship to the development team on all aspects of bringing the vision to fruition.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Proven leadership and knowledge of gameplay: Imagining the best mechanics and experiences for our players
  • Provide detailed direction in combat, gameplay, movement, animation, player control and camera, and other moment-to-moment play experiences
  • Give detailed direction in progression, economy, customization, object interaction and other systems-based play experiences
  • Partner closely with all department leads ensuring milestones are achieved on time and within budget
  • Inspire 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

  • Previously experience in a Lead Designer / Game Director role for highly rated next gen games
  • Leadership experience in guiding teams from all disciplines
  • 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