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Company Name:
Amazon Game Studios
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, Other
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
2
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Game Designer

Amazon Game Studios is hiring!  Make games at one of the most innovative companies in tech! We are currently hard at work on a project that will provide the right candidates with the potential to work on game experiences that push the boundaries of technology. Our team includes industry veterans of dozens of titles including Thief, System Shock 2, Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Age of Empires, Halo, Gears of War, Forza, Call of Duty and Bioshock, with a pinch of Amazon peculiarity thrown in.

Amazon, is looking for a creative Game Designer who knows what it takes to make a great game and has experience doing so. The perfect candidate is comfortable working wonders within the limitations of their project, is used to being agile in a smaller team environment, is focused on shipping a quality product, and is a self-motivated team player. The candidate would be able to help leverage upcoming platforms for whole new types of gaming experiences.

You'll work with your team to help design and implement engaging game play mechanics within a positive, "what does the game need to be great" environment. You should have experience designing and analyzing game mechanics and love to dive deep into the details of game development. Ideas and experience with game mechanics best suited to mobile devices is a plus.

  • Experience creating, tuning and balancing game play with a holistic, "get your hands dirty" approach
  • Self-starter who doesn't need, or want, to be micro-managed but wants constructive criticism
  • Successful titles demonstrating excellent design talent
  • Experience balancing and pacing games
  • Expert with math and formulas in game environment
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Experienced with engines such as Unity, Unreal, CryEngine
  • Game programming background a plus
  • Passionate gamer with in-depth knowledge of current commercial game titles
  • Has led teams before from prototype to polish

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years creating clear and concise game designs for new games and new features
  • 4+ years generating and refining game mechanics and themes
  • 3+ years people management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience owning the design for the full production cycle of at least 2 shipped game titles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating, tuning and balancing game play with a holistic, "get your hands dirty" approach
  • Self-starter who doesn't need, or want, to be micro-managed but wants constructive criticism
  • Successful titles demonstrating excellent design talent
  • Experience balancing and pacing games
  • Expert with math and formulas in game environment
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Experienced with engines such as Unity, Unreal, CryEngine
  • Game programming background a plus
  • Passionate gamer with in-depth knowledge of current commercial game titles
  • Has led teams before from prototype to polish
  • 5+ years lead designer experience