Senior Combat Designer

Job typeGame Design, Game Development/Publishing
BusinessWB Games
LocationUnited States, California, Carlsbad, United States, California, San Diego
TypeFull Time
Posted DateFeb. 12, 2021

The Position

WB Games San Diego is looking for a Senior Combat Designer to design abilities and combat systems for a new cross-platform AAA game.

What part will you play?

  • Work closely with the design team and creative leaders to create varied, unique, and balanced abilities and move sets across multiple characters
  • Distill character designs into thematically appropriate abilities
  • Find sweet spot between depth and approachability in combat mechanics
  • Work closely with VFX artists and gameplay programmers to develop and deliver against the product vision
  • Establish combat design pipeline & methodology as the first member of the combat design team
  • Actively share knowledge within area of expertise and influence other related disciplines
  • Be the voice for combat design in cross discipline conversations and planning
  • Mentor and advise other designers in combat design process and best practices
  • Assess new market trends, features, technologies and emerging techniques to stay competitive
  • Work closely with production to manage development schedules, bug tracking, studio initiatives, and overall team health and morale

What do we require from you?

  • Strong knowledge of combat design principles, theories, and contemporary game trends
  • Examples of balanced combat systems that you have designed or helped guide
  • Great writing, presenting, and team communication a must
  • Well versed in all aspects of combat design including UX, balance, and implementation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Game Design or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Shipped at least 2 AAA products on console or PC
  • Solid understanding of UE4 and Blueprint
  • Effectively communicate combat design direction, requirements, and deliverables
  • Art, programming, or audio skills a plus
  • A deep love of video games

Your information will now be submitted via our parent company’s site, TimeWarner.com.