AI Combatant Designer

Game Design Bellevue, Washington


Description

ABOUT FIREWALK STUDIOS
 
At Firewalk Studios, our mission is to spark incredible multiplayer experiences that inspire memorable moments. We’re building a world-class, next-generation game studio where people come first. For us, setting a high-quality bar, creating something extraordinary, and treating each other with trust and respect go hand-in-hand. Creating new worlds that ignite imagination and connection takes a collaborative team of amazing creators. Join us to deliver awesome gaming entertainment, rooted in strong gameplay and inspiring art, that captures the joy of playing together. We are currently working on an unannounced, original multiplayer game that is being published by our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment and we are actively looking to add passionate, visionary creators who thrive in environments where the “status quo” just won’t do and who genuinely want to be part of a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful team. Firewalk Studios is proud to be part of the ProbablyMonsters family of studios.

THE ROLE

Our studio is looking for an accomplished, mechanically focused AI designer who has experience creating exciting, interesting, and challenging enemy combatants in a shooter or other action game. As our AI Combatant Designer, you will collaborate with the PVE lead and the design team to develop, hold, and drive a vision for our AI design over the course of development.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Demonstrated experience using Unreal Engine and Blueprint visual scripting.
  • Collaborative, low-ego, self-motivated developer.
  • Independent thinker who is curious about feedback but confident enough to decide whether it's actionable.
  • Cares deeply about AI behavior and how it relates to the core player mechanics.
  • Has a clear understanding of how AI can be used to drive mastery of core player mechanics.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate with the whole team, particularly designers, engineers, and animators, even in a remote work environment.
  • Strong sense of design process: able to drive playtesting; collect & synthesize feedback; and own your iterations.
  • Capable of creating and updating documentation to explore design thoughts, pitch ideas, achieve alignment, and facilitate asynchronous team communication.
  • Able to understand, align, and adapt with high-level project design goals and IP fantasy.
  • Shows empathy and respect for their fellow team members.

WHAT YOUR DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
  • You'll be the nexus of our development efforts to develop AI combatants from the ground up, based on first principles, in order to fulfill clear design goals that you have helped to define and evolve.
  • You'll work with the team to make sure our AI combatants help drive player mastery; emphasize core game mechanics and principles; and are fun to fight against, either solo or cooperatively.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a designer working on AI; and/or demonstrated proficiency in AI design via personal portfolio.
  • Design experience on a multiplayer coop game.
  • Design experience in system design.
  • Basic understanding of Unreal animation workflow.
  • Strong understanding of FPS combat principles.
  • Expertise in FPS games as a player.

About ProbablyMonsters™

 
Established in 2016, ProbablyMonsters is a next-generation independent game company that creates long-lasting studios and exceptional games. Revolutionizing the way AAA game studios are built, ProbablyMonsters provides its teams the resources and creative environment needed to foster stable, rewarding, and life-long careers while delivering best-in-class entertainment through a positive people-first culture.
We have built three studios so far. Each of them has a unique identity built around the type of gamer experience they are creating. Knit together inside the ProbablyMonsters family culture, all studios are bonded by the core values of respect, trust, accountability, and approachability.
Connected by the company’s mission to unite, guide, and empower developers to create exceptional entertainment experiences, developers at Firewalk are given the confidence, security, and stability to create and ship their games free of distractions.
Learn more at www.probablymonsters.com/careers