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Destiny Associate Gameplay Designer, Armor

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Overview

Do you love the challenge of designing great gameplay? Does the idea of collaborating with a large team to align on a core vision and guide it through development excite you? Do you obsess over the minutiae of tuning camera FOV/shake changes, controller rumble values, and other behind the scenes knobs? Are you a game designer looking to work on AAA games with talented and passionate people in a team environment? If so, we have the job for you! Bungie is looking for a passionate, creative, and hard-working Gameplay Designer for Destiny. 

As an Armor Gameplay Designer, you will work closely with the entire Armor Team designing, crafting, and implementing a robust sandbox of gameplay systems and content. You will collaborate with team members from other disciplines to drive a holistic gameplay experience. You will contribute to the design processes to ensure our work is as awesome as it can be! 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creatively drive compelling second-to-second gameplay experiences 
  • Collaboratively design, implement and balance top notch gameplay systems, such as new exotic armors, mods, and build crafting systems
  • Make the gameplay experience accessible to as many people as possible 
  • Work with audio, VFX and animation artists to make in-game cause and effect clear to players 
  • Drive to develop well understood goals that match the creative direction of the game 
  • Exercise strong player empathy to put yourself in the shoes of players with various competencies, desires, and skill levels 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • A strong passion for game feel with a focus on the mechanics and philosophies that drive it 
  • Portfolio demonstrating the drive to make great feeling action gameplay 
  • Intuitive understanding of how second-to-second action games work and why people play them 
  • Good understanding of game engines, technology, and the game development process 
  • Experience with many modes of online play 
  • Passion for collaboration with designers, artists, programmers, musicians, testers, and producers to achieve a common goal 
  • Dedication to contributing to a positive work environment 
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative 
  • Willingness to explore a variety of ideas in pursuit of excellent design 
  • Ability to deliver and receive feedback on design in a constructive and positive way 
  • Ability to explore, develop, and drive features over multiple releases

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