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Sr Technical Designer

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Free Range Games grows games the old fashioned way: we don’t put our team in cages, we work distributedly, and we don’t use toxic work/life trade-offs. Some of our crafters have worked together from PS1 to PS5 and will tell you about carving games one triangle at a time from punch cards.

We are some of the folk behind Spider-man, Tony Hawk, Lord of the Rings, Twitch Sings, Oddworld, Callisto Protocol, Shrek Super Slam, and dozens of mobile and web games. We believe every member of the team has a voice in what the game should be.

We prioritize community, family, and love-of-gaming over process, crunching, and TPS reports. And maybe that’s what you want too.

As a Senior Technical Game Designer at Free Range Games, you will be a pivotal member of our team, contributing to the development of exciting and innovative features and quests. Acting as a solution finder and liaison between designers and other disciplines, you will shape the architecture of new game systems and implement complex technical design elements into our projects.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the realization and implementation of the technical elements for complete game features, collaborating closely with designers, programmers, and other professionals.
  • Produce prototypes to adjust and validate features and systems before production, assessing their success through measurable objectives.
  • Proactively identify and resolve major design roadblocks, improving team workflow and productivity.
  • Develop technical guidelines for blueprinting, folder structure, system structure, data management and more..
  • Act as a technical reference, supporting and advising peers, while actively participating in advanced debugging throughout production.
  • Stay up to date on industry best practices, continually developing skills and refreshing knowledge.
  • Monitor and evaluate game progression systems, activities, spawner systems, actor manager systems, and tools for our developers.
  • Perform feasibility tests, optimizations, and validate performance with the assistance of the engineering team to keep the game running smoothly during development.
  • Regularly evaluate tools and pipelines, identifying improvements to enhance production efficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 4-5 years of professional experience as a Technical Designer, preferably on AAA console titles.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Unreal Engine technology and capabilities.
  • Mastery of Unreal Engine’s Blueprints.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to articulate ideas in technical language.
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and flexibility.
  • Relevant working experience in data handling.
  • Ability to analyze data and draw meaningful conclusions.

Pluses:

  • Scripting or programming experience, particularly in C++.
  • Experience with 2D/3D software packages.
  • Shipped games in Unreal Engine 5.



Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Free Range Games is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Free Range Games makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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