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Associate Designer

Salt Lake City, UT
Full Time
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Requisition ID: 187072BR

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The Job

Avalanche, a division of WB Games Inc., seeks an Associate Designer to join the team working on the upcoming game, Hogwarts Legacy, a new open world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World.

The Daily
  • Work with the Production team throughout the development process to help create compelling gameplay and design systems
  • Interface with the Story team to collaborate on game design
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and design for new gaming projects
  • Present design ideas, receive feedback, then adjust designs and metrics accordingly
  • Implement game content such as world authoring in UE4, combat setups, event triggers and populating with gameplay objects
  • Build basic layouts using Maya, kit sets and UE4
  • Work in UE4’s blueprint tool
  • Work with other departments to implement SFX, FX, missions and other gameplay mechanics
  • Tutorial creation for game design
  • Other duties may be assigned

The Essentials
  • A passion for gaming and game development
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with Unreal 4 (UE4) and Maya
  • Good understanding of UE4’s Blueprints
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, production-oriented environment
  • Remain current on console games and a knowledge of game mechanics across a variety of genres and platforms
  • Ability to collaborate with a design group and across other disciplines while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Highly motivated self-starter and creative thinker with fresh ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker with fresh ideas

The Nice to Haves
  • Industry experience as well as a related undergraduate degree
  • Pursuing a degree in Game Design or equivalent degree in a creative field strongly preferred. (Art/Illustration/Storytelling)

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.