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 engineers to maintain and evolve our in-game furniture and decoration systems that millions of players use to express themselves. You'll be supported by engineers and design leadership as you implement content and expand & improve the experience.
In this role, you willOwn the gameplay implementation of new furniture and decorations, ensuring that they work well within the existing systemDesign new classes of furniture behavior that inspire player creativityUse Smart Objects, state trees, and blueprints to implement new furniture behaviorDrive systemic improvements to our decorative systems focusing on ways to improve quality and velocityWork closely with Art and Animation teams to define proxies for interactive objectsWork closely with Gameplay and AI teams to design compelling interactions on new objectsWork 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 debtWhat we're looking for
3+ years experience as a game designer working on an item or furniture-related systemExperience designing game content for GaaS modelExperience working with Blueprint or other scripting languagesStrong communication skills: ability to adapt your messaging to your audiences, and create and maintain documentationDeep empathy and understanding of player motivations and forms of playA passion for gaming, with a specific interest and familiarity with Fortnite, LEGO, and decorative crafting systemsYou're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we doBonus: Experience working with AI, behavior trees, smart objects, or state treesBonus: Experience working on a decorative crafting system
EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE
Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.
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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