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Crystal Dynamics is constantly seeking the best gaming talent worldwide to add to our 30-plus year legacy of game development creating new and iconic franchises. We are committed to making great games with great people and living the dream while doing it.

Benefits for our regular full-time positions include, but are not limited to, a competitive regional salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options, professional development reimbursement, flexible hybrid on-site/off-site work opportunities, 12 company paid holidays, plus additional paid days in December when the studio is closed for holiday break, and the ability to accrue additional paid time-off.

Join us and shape the future of an amazing studio culture committed to creating award-winning franchises like Tomb Raider, the next Perfect Dark, and more!

At Crystal Dynamics, we believe in the transformative power of AAA game development. As a Technical Designer, you play a pivotal role in creating gameplay mechanics that will captivate our worldwide player base. Your efforts will sculpt and fine-tune dynamic interactions that uphold our vision and immerse gamers in experiences like no other.

As a Technical Designer, you will:

  • Work closely with the Design Lead to provide technical support in order to develop and refine gameplay mechanics, fostering a deep and engaging player experience.

  • Participate in collaborative discussions with other designers and leadership, converting complex design ideas into tangible gameplay components.

  • Work in tandem with Engineers and Animators to ensure seamless integration of systems in-game.

  • Cooperate with Level Designers, providing them with updated insights on design philosophies and approaches.

  • Iterate and perfect gameplay features, always mindful of the project's schedules, technical constraints, and overall gameplay objectives.

  • Deliver consistently high-quality work within set deadlines.

  • Maintain detailed documentation to ensure clarity and direction for the team.

To qualify for this role, we require:

  • Experience as a Technical Designer or Systems Designer, ideally working on high-fidelity games.

  • Advanced knowledge of game design principles.

  • Proficiency in implementing designs within commercial or proprietary game engines.

  • Expertise with visual scripting tools and editors.

  • A deep understanding of animation systems and ability to collaborate with animation and engineering teams.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Extensive knowledge working in Unreal Engine, Blueprint, and Unreal GAS (Gameplay Ability System).

  • Experience working on Action-Adventure games for PC/Console.

It's a plus if you also have:

  • Contributed to shipped AAA title as a Designer.

The pay range for this role includes the annual base salary, not including bonus and the generous benefits package that Crystal Dynamics provides all full-time employees. Individual compensation is determined by work location within our approved states or regions, as well as additional factors, including job related skills, experience, and relevant education. Your recruiter will be able to share more information about total compensation.

Pay Range (United States)

$75,000—$105,000 USD

Pay Range (Canada)

$87,000—$95,000 CAD

Not sure if you are qualified? We hope that you will still choose to apply so we may review your application!

Crystal Dynamics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to identifying and implementing positive and persistent measures to ensure equal opportunity in the recruitment, hiring, development, training, promotion and compensation of a diverse team employee group. This includes persons of different race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, political affiliation, age, veteran status, uniform service member status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or citizenship, as well as any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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