Lead Game Designer

| Austin
Rooster Teeth Games is looking for an experienced Game Designer who can bring their knowledge, creativity and experience to a fast-paced, dev environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong game design background, multiple game credits and a passion for shipping high quality products with a fun, collaborative team.
Rooster Teeth Games is a small, collaborative team with a good mix of industry veterans and new recruits. Our number one goal is to create high quality games that excite and inspire our worldwide audience. Think you have what it takes to join our crew? Check out the job details below:

Responsibilities:

  • Design fun, exciting gameplay ideas for a wide range of game genres and styles
  • Collaborate with the team to document, implement and iterate on overall gameplay vision
  • Ability to prototype (graybox) new level ideas and play mechanics in Unreal 4
  • Create and implement gameplay missions, objectives, AI encounters, pathfinding, scripted events, etc
  • Iterate, balance, and tune gameplay features based on team feedback, QA and playtesting throughout production
  • Collaborate with artists to ensure a perfect balance between gameplay design and visual art direction

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years professional game development experience
  • Must provide playable examples of game levels/demos to qualify for an interview
  • Shipped at least 3 game titles from pre-production to final release (PC or Console) with at least 1 game credit on a First Person Shooter
  • Expertise using Unreal Engine 4 to include level layouts and Blueprint scripting
  • Working knowledge of Perforce (or source control equivalent)
  • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques
  • Excellent sense for game design and creating outstanding user experiences
  • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated (comfortable working without direct supervision)
  • Must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team
  • Must be able to accept critique of your work and have the ability to embrace change
  • Must have a sense of humor

Benefits + Perks:

  • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
  • Use What You Need paid time off
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Catered meal on Mondays
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Flexible dress code
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks
  • Pet Friendly

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH:Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

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Location

1901 E 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723
1901 E 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723