We are looking for a creative and collaborative AI Designer for an unannounced project. You will be responsible for crafting AI characters, creatures, and enemies to populate systemic encounters across a living world. You will write design specs, create new characters, author new AI behavior, and tune AI combat difficulty. You will coordinate with AI engineers, 3D artists, animators, visual effects artists, and the audio team to breathe life into characters that provide players with both exciting challenges and clear cues to their moment-to-moment gameplay intentions.
Work with a multi-disciplinary team of content creators and engineers to create memorable AI experiences
Write design spec documents for new characters, AI systems, game systems or tool capabilities
Proactively solicit feedback from stakeholders, and constantly upgrade your ideas and implementations based on that feedback
Work with Bungie's in-house character creation and data editing tools to create new characters, weapons, attacks, and abilities
Write text-based scripts that define the behavior tree for AI in the game, using a proprietary scripting language
Troubleshoot, debug, and fix AI behavior and performances
Tune and maintain large amounts of content and systems
Strong understanding of first-person action games; what makes these games fun, what the rules of thumb are for the genre, how and when to break them
Technically proficient; able to learn and utilize complex systems and toolchains to create gameplay experiences; able to suggest workflow improvements
Ability to analyze gameplay experiences, identify problems, and generate solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience designing AI for first person action games
Experience in Animation; able to talk anticipation, follow through, character and timing
Experience in creating action game missions or activities; able to understand how another designer will use AI characters to create a fun and memorable encounter
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.