Harmonix Music Systems | Cambridge MA 02139 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/14/2013
Harmonix Music Systems seeks an experienced Design Director to oversee our world-class video game design department. The ideal candidate will have worked in the video game industry for 7+ years, and be passionate about being a part of Harmonix's incredible design team. The Design Director will cultivate a strong department culture, emphasizing innovation, a high level of cross-disciplinary collaboration at the project level, and strong employee satisfaction. This is a rare and unique opportunity to fill a critical role at Harmonix: the Design Director will join the Harmonix team at a management level, and facilitate development of some of the most innovative and groundbreaking titles in the industry.
-Oversee quality of game design work across all subgroups of the Harmonix design department: lead, systems, level, and narrative designers.
-Monitor, critique, and assist the design process for each title in development.
-Actively cultivate a vibrant design culture, both within the department and across all development disciplines.
-Develop and support the training and career goals of Harmonix designers both individually and collectively.
-Participate in writing and administering employee reviews
-Work with other department managers and directors to ensure effective cross-department communication.
-Work with project producers on design scheduling and staff assignments based on project needs.
-Develop ideation, prototyping and iterative skills and processes in the service of ongoing design innovation.
-Understand and continuously improve design work and methodologies (e.g. – documentation formats, collaboration techniques, etc.)
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
-Minimum of 7 years as a Senior or Lead Designer in the video game industry.
-5+ years of experience managing both creative direction and multiple direct reports.
-Credited as a Designer on a minimum of 3 AAA game titles from pre-production through ship.
-Proven knowledge of game design, theory and execution.
-Strong passion for game design, and for helping your fellow designers grow and excel in their roles.
|Location||Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States|
|Categories||Game / Level Designer / Creative Director|
|Pref Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Work Site||On site|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|
|Job Code||Design Dir 11/2012|