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Who We Are

2K Games is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Located in Vancouver, BC, 2K Sports Lab is a small collective being formed within 2K Games that is driving the research and development of future sports interactive entertainment programs. Within this group, speculative work will be done on future sports games with an eye towards taking the magic of 2K’s publishing and development expertise and applying itthem to future opportunities.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Lego Drive, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you're interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply.

What We Need

Our studio is looking for an expert Gameplay Designer who has a high quality bar, a passion for replicating authentic sports behaviors and experience in systems design. In this role, you will work closely with AI and Animation Engineers, Animators and Producers to set the vision for and implement authentic sports behaviors to build highly polished world- class gameplay for what will be the next massive sports franchise in our industry.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with Creative Leadership to set the vision for core gameplay features

  • Collaborate with your team to create designs that execute on the agreed upon feature visions

  • Collaborate with Engineers and Animators to steer the execution of your vision

  • Collaborate with your Project Management and Technical partners to lead your feature team (5-10 developers)

  • Champion the player experience, bringing the players perspective to all decision making

  • Help to create a positive, inclusive and collaborative environment for your team

What Will Make You A Great Fit

  • A passion, and understanding of, sports games

  • A passion for systems design and experience designing systemic games

  • Experience working with or designing animation features

  • Open minded, proactive and collaborative

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Experience with Unreal Engine.

  • Passionate about playing and/or watching sports.

  • Passion for video games (not just ours!)

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

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