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343 Industries

Technical Designer

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343 Industries
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Redmond, WA

343 Industries, the studio that oversees the award-winning Halo video game and entertainment franchise, is looking for a talented, passionate, and effective Senior Technical Designer to join the Halo Publishing Team!

As a Senior Technical Designer you will design, iterate on, and sustain live game content and systems to keep our customers engaged with our titles for years to come. Additionally, you will work directly with producers, developers, designers, community managers, support teams, user researchers, data analysts, the Halo community, and our test team to update multiplayer modes and maps, create and curate multiplayer playlists, create PVE content, and tune matchmaking parameters, progression systems, and player rewards for Halo: The Master Chief Collection along with various aspects of the multiplayer experience for other existing Halo titles.


Job responsibilities:

As part of the 343 Industries Publishing Team you will be writing up and presenting innovative game designs to a variety of internal and partner audiences, reviewing and providing constructive and actionable feedback on partner and internal designs. For Halo: The Master Chief Collection you will be tuning player progression and matchmaking systems, updating multiplayer playlists, and designing, prototyping, and deploying new game modes and maps for both PVP and PVE. In addition, you will be designing and collaborating across support, business, community, analytics, and user research teams to roll out new ways to increase engagement and player satisfaction with Halo live content while maintaining healthy and safe spaces for gamers to play. You will leverage cutting edge technologies, custom tools, data, telemetry, game betas and flights, customer input, and internal feedback to build experiences our customers love interacting with. You will participate in all aspects of the development cycle including ideation, implementation, iteration, design reviews, build evaluations, and identifying and fixing defects. You will need to effectively communicate top customer issues and make sure we are designing and developing solutions in our products to keep the community healthy.


Job qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience designing and iterating on live design content and systems for a shipped AAA action or shooter game
  • Experience using a proprietary or commercial engine with a focus on 3D FPS titles
  • Scripting or programming language proficiency
  • Experience tuning player progression and rewards for player xp and/or challenge systems
  • Experience designing and tuning matchmaking algorithms, formulas, configurations, and skill ranking systems such as ELO or Trueskill and collaborating with researchers and engineers on these systems
  • A drive for robust, durable, collaborative, and respectful design processes
  • A strong community focus and experience engaging with a large online community
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and processes
  • Strong familiarity with Xbox, PC gaming, and recent games in the Halo franchise
  • Ability to communicate using data and to set and measure effective design goals and KPIs
  • Experience reviewing and delivering constructive, actionable design feedback on the work of others
  • Experience working in a publishing role or with external development teams is a plus

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away