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Company Name:
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Location:
Santa Monica, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Playstation 3, Playstation 4
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
2
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Sr. Technical Designer

Sony Santa Monica is looking for a Senior Technical Designer for an unannounced title.  
 
Requirements:

  • Join a talented team working on exciting new projects in an open, creative environment
  • Own and implement game content, including scripting and passives
  • Own and implement game systems, from identifying requirements through to hands-on problem solving
  • Work closely with design and engineering teams on tools, pipeline and workflow
  • Discover, define and share information and best practices across the team
  • Strong text-based scripting or programming background
  • Working knowledge of the game production pipeline in order to communicate effectively with other team members
  • Ability to troubleshoot relentlessly, chasing down issues on behalf of the team
  • Attend and/or lead design-specific discussions concerning design reviews and design issues
  • Collaborate with Design Director, Leads and Design Manager during the product development cycle on creative and/or production related topics
  • Contribute, as needed, in all educational meetings for in-house staff on new technical issues and tools
  • Communicate thoroughly to ensure good working relationships with the other Designers, Design Director, Game Director, Design Manager, Art Director, Lead Artist, Lead Programmer, Lead Animator, etc. 
  • Drive and follow the progress of owned areas of the game
  • Possess working knowledge of Maya (or similar 3D package), engine tools and processes

 

Qualifications  

Required Experience / Education:

  • 7 plus years in game development

 
 Preferred Experience / Education: 

  • At least 3 years in Tech Design specific role
  • Some tools development experience
  • Computer Science undergraduate degree