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At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for a Technical Gameplay Designer to join our team working on LEGO Fortnite. In this role, you’ll work with a cross-disciplinary team of game designers, artists, audio designers, and programmers to maintain and evolve our in-game furniture and decoration systems that millions of players use to express themselves. You’ll be supported by programmers and design leadership as you implement content and expand & improve the experience.

In this role, you will

  • Own the gameplay implementation of new furniture and decorations, ensuring that they work well within the existing system.

  • Design new classes of furniture behavior that inspire player creativity.

  • Use Smart Objects, state trees, and blueprints to implement new furniture behavior.

  • Drive systemic improvements to our decorative systems focusing on ways to improve quality and velocity.

  • Work closely with Art and Animation teams to define proxies for interactive objects.

  • Work closely with Gameplay and AI teams to design compelling interactions on new objects.

  • Work directly with the Engine team to shape the future of Smart Objects in Unreal Engine; Assess technical debt in the systems you touch, and work with leadership on reducing or managing that debt.

What we're looking for

  • 3+ years experience as a game designer working on an item or furniture-related system.

  • Experience designing game content for GaaS model.

  • Experience working with Blueprint or other scripting languages

  • Strong communication skills: ability to adapt your messaging to your audiences, and create and maintain documentation.

  • Deep empathy and understanding of player motivations and forms of play

  • A passion for gaming, with a specific interest and familiarity with Fortnite, LEGO, and decorative crafting systems.

  • You’re user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

  • Bonus: Experience working with AI, behavior trees, smart objects, or state trees

  • Bonus: Experience working on a decorative crafting system

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA, NYC, & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

British Columbia Base Pay Range

$122,375—$179,484 CAD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

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