Technical Designer

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From critically acclaimed The Longest Journey to the very first sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online, to the brutal trials of Conan Exiles, our 28-year history has set our players uniquely up for a journey to the harsh world of Dune, where the continual battle for survival and spice will bring a challenge that is Legendary.

The Funcom team consists of over 250 people located in 5 studios - Norway, the US, Portugal, Sweden, a newly opened Romania studio - plus an additional UI/UX hub in the UK. As part of Funcom’s ongoing growth, and completing a successful turnaround, Funcom is now backed by Tencent, the largest online gaming company in the world! 

Your Mission in Funcom

The Technical Designer will help shape the tools and design implementation practices that will be used to expand the world and gameplay of Conan Exiles. You will follow up on systems requests from designers and work with programmers to ensure design tools are implemented according to the needs of the game. You will be the liaison between design and code and collaborate with the teams that use the content tools, making sure they are easy to use.  

How you can have an impact in your position:
  • Be able to prototype and mockup tools to facilitate discussion about needed functionality  
  • Understand what designers need from content tools, as well as being able to effectively convey this to programmers  
  • Facilitate communication between designers and programmers for smooth and efficient tools implementation and integration  
  • Be able to suggest the best ways to prototype various game features  
  • Understand how to make tools that support making high-quality game content, with an eye towards quantity and variety as well as extensive customization options 
  • Set the standard for scripted gameplay and content implementation  

We are looking for someone that has:  
  • 2+ years of professional experience as a game designer 
  • Shipped titles in a professional capacity  
  • Proficiency in text-based scripting, visual scripting, and programming languages  
  • A strong understanding of game engine systems and pipelines, particularly Unreal Engine 4 
  • Experience in rapid prototyping  
  • Understanding of design processes, as well as experience implementing features and content  
  • Clear, effective communication skills across teams and cultures  
  • Motivation and drive to collaborate and advance positive change in a studio environment  
  • The ability to work diligently while thinking critically and resolving complex issues 
  • The ability to aid in content creation 
In addition, the perfect candidate has:
  • Professional experience programming with C++  
  • Experience working on survival games  
  • Enjoys playing survival games   Familiarity with Conan Exiles and the Robert E. Howard Conan universe 


We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis and recommend candidates to apply as soon as possible! 

 

 

Why Funcom?

 

We are a Scandinavian company and follow Scandinavian work values. For you, that means a flat structure in which you can thrive, be yourself, and leave a mark in the studio and become an ambassador for our company values. We focus on Agile/Scrum methodology, and heavily value the importance of work-life balance in employee culture. Funcom values close-knit, collaborative individuals who crave creative ownership, a drive for constructive input, and a never-ending pursuit of evolution and quality.

Funcom NC studio is a professional working environment with an international work culture. 

Funcom Inc offers: 

  • Substantial employee benefits package including premium-free Insurance package, 25 vacation days, 8 sick days, 10 paid holidays, etc. 
  • 401K w/match. 

We have a diverse, dynamic, inclusive, challenging and engaging culture, with a basis of continued training and career development opportunities, and wencourage candidates from all walks of life to apply. Come join us in a friendly environment of enthusiastic professionals willing to go the extra mile to deliver world-class games.  

Funcom Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Funcom is looking for candidates who are authorized to work in the U.S.   

COVID-19 Update: Funcom has transitioned to a work-from-home model and continues to interview/hire during this time. Initially, this role is expected to be a remote position, ultimately becoming an onsite position. We understand that every circumstance may be unique and Funcom will work with each candidate to identify options that work best for them and for Funcom. 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Funcom (Raleigh, NC, USA)

1101 Slater Rd
27703 Durham Directions contact@funcom.com View page

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