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Company: Squanch Games
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Lead Designer

Small studio life means being able to contribute to lots of aspects of game development. We've got a great opportunity for someone awesome to join our growing & unique design department at Squanch Games. We're looking to bring on a lead designer who has experience in the discipline?s many facets, and has experience managing and leading design teams. We need someone to help lead the charge on one of our upcoming hilarious, narrative-driven games.

You are:

+ Experienced:

+ You probably have experience in game development, specifically as a lead designer or senior designer prior. You have experience with both short and long ship cycles with scrappy teams.

+ A gamer:

+ You read and/or play games most days. You know what?s going on in our industry and can?t wait to talk to others about it.

+ A team leader:

+ You enjoy working with your team to bring out their best sides and create something awesome together. You know how to respect people's work habits and when to enforce good design practices.

+ Curious, passionate, and don't take yourself too seriously:

+ You know that the best work comes from a team who trusts and respects each other. You strive to collaborate with others and don?t care whose ideas win. Best ideas win.

+ A creator:

+ Regardless of whether your tech background includes programming, scripting, or working in engine editors, we need folks who are flexible and willing to dive in and make changes.

You will:

+ Lead a team to conceptualize and execute comedy-driven gameplay experiences

+ Work with our CCO and Design Director to take exciting new ideas from whiteboard to prototype

+ Assess your teams workload and set priorities

+ Oversee your team, ensuring goals and issues are clearly communicated to other departments

+ Help your team continually develop their skills through your guidance or through other team members helping each other

+ Assess team members performance and follow up when necessary

+ Manage conflicts that may arise between team members

+ Ensure consistent creative vision and prioritization alignment

+ Be an individual contributor in Unreal Engine 4, owning designs end to end along with documentation

+ Collaborate and evangelize the game to partners and potential new-hires

+ Be the arbiter of quality: you know what great looks like and aren?t afraid to lead others in how to get there

+ Play to your strengths and not be afraid to admit your weaknesses

Keywords: Squanch Games, Burbank , Designer, Other , Burbank, California

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