GAME DESIGN DIRECTOR

As Design Director at NWI, you will translate the creative vision for our next AAA title into various systems and mechanics that combine to create an engaging experience for players to enjoy.
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A career at New World Interactive is about being part of a team working on some of the most creative FPS games in the world. When you join NWI you would be welcomed to a friendly, inclusive environment where you can learn and collaborate with some of the industry’s most talented people.

As Design Director at NWI, you will translate the creative vision for our next AAA title into various systems and mechanics that combine to create an engaging experience for players to enjoy. You will provide your team with the general guidelines to design their specific gameplay features and allow them the flexibility to experiment and iterate.

While your designers focus on the details, you will pay attention to the larger picture, overseeing the game’s overall outcome: progression, pace, balance, and quality. You will ensure that all design elements work together cohesively to fulfill the intended fun and an engaging experience.


What a Game Design Director will do:

  • Work with the creative director and other core team members to define the game and unify your visions
  • Develop your game design direction/priorities and communicate it across the production floor
  • Support your game designers in developing their features (e.g., gameplay rules, progression systems, weapon attributes, artificial intelligence behaviors, etc.) and provide mentorship and constructive feedback to achieve quality
  • Establish and ensure a high-quality bar for all documentation pertinent to core design principles for new features, systems
  • Maintain the project’s high-level vision as a whole without getting tied up in any singular domain of the project; should be able to default to trust on the micro, but maintain the macro vision for the product
  • Assess design needs and make recruitment recommendations accordingly for growing and expanding the department
  • Work with product owners, developers, and QA management to define and identify requirements, anticipate risks, and plan testing coverage for upcoming and existing features

If you’re interested, you’ll need these skills or experiences:

  • Shipped at least 4 games, with at least 1 being AAA caliber
  • Managed a team of at least 12 designers with various functions (level design, gameplay, economy, progression)
  • Posses a leadership mindset; open to reading assignments and extra-curricular activities focused on leadership and team development
  • Be a highly innovative, empathetic, creative, and collaborative individual
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, organizational, and mentorship skills
  • Have strong technical writing skills with the ability to sift through data and come to meaningful conclusions
  • Understand live-operations design and games as a live service as opposed to games as a premium product

Additional skills or experiences that will move you up in the stack-ranking for considerations are:

  • Experience working on online FPS
  • Experience working on multiplayer co-op games
  • Project management training
  • Familiarity with Diagrams.io and the ability to communicate information visually
  • Experience with Confluence, Jira, Experience with Unreal Engine, Unreal Editor, and Blueprints
  • Strong understanding of how to build gameplay systems around AI
  • Critical thinker, curious, resourceful with plenty of flexibility
  • Organized workflow; capable of weighing opportunities vs. capabilities and being able to balance these goals against business objectives

Company Benefits 

  • Supplemental benefits - Vision, Dental, Pharmaceutical, and more.
  • Life insurance
  • Work from home 
  • Company events 
  • Educational allowance 
  • Personal development allowance  
  • Additional time-off during company closed periods 
  • Annual Bonus Opportunities

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