Senior Technical Designer

Hangar 13  |   Location: Brno  |   Type of Contract: Full-time

 What We Need:

Hangar 13 is looking for a Senior Technical Designer to join the team in Brighton and help to form the core of a new design group. You will primarily partner with designers and programmers across all Hangar 13 Brighton and Novato locations in order to drive outstanding technical implementation of procedural and traditional design content, as well as ensure designers’ needs are accounted for when planning features and tools.

What You Will Do:

  • Prototype new gameplay features to prove out gameplay concepts
  • Own and drive the technical design of game features
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop game features to final and provide guidance to the design team on how to use the features
  • Work alongside design departments to identify tools needs and potential workflow improvements
  • Support the design team on all aspects of technical design to ensure that the gameplay content is both performant and correct
  • Document new tools and game features to support onboarding team members
  • Mentor the design team on all aspects of technical design to ensure that the gameplay content is both performant and correct
  • Define and champion best practices and guidelines within the design department
  • Aid the Lead Technical Designer in assessing and validating game features for technical feasibility
  • Be an advocate for the design team in interactions with the engineering department
  • Act as a troubleshooter on the design team’s behalf to ensure a performant and bug free game

 

Who We Think Will Be A Good Fit:

  • 4+ years of experience in a technical design position with an emphasis on procedural content
  • Shipped an open world/action adventure game with knowledge of mission design/scripting and world building
  • Knowledge of both Visual Scripting suites (Blueprints, etc…) and text scripting languages (Lua/Python a plus)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple locations effectively

 

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant field or relevant industry experience
  • Experience working with proprietary game engine toolsets
  • Ability to work autonomously

 

Who We Are:

Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia franchise. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”

Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic).

We work collaboratively across our 4 locations to develop games as one global team. Each of our locations provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console in a diverse and inclusive environment!