Senior Game Designer

    • Epic Games
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 158,988.00 - 233,182.00 per year
Full Time


Level design
Systems design
Strategic management
Design documentation
Game design
Life insurance
Unreal Engine

Job Details

About Us

Psyonix is a video game developer best known for Rocket League, the award-winning game that combines soccer, driving, and highly competitive gameplay. As part of the Epic Games family, we are an industry-leading game studio rooted in a crunch-free philosophy that emphasizes an amazing employee experience, located in the heart of San Diego. For nearly 20 years, we have been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III and Unreal Tournament 2004.

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

Psyonix (a subsidiary of Epic) is looking for a Senior Designer to lead the design of vehicle cosmetics within multiple games. You will work with development teams of Artists, Engineers, Producers and Product Managers to develop vehicle features and content to entertain and engage our players.
In this role, you will
  • Create unifying design goals and strategies for vehicle experiences in multiple products and drive tactical execution
  • Design vehicles systems that drive toward engagement and monetization goals across multiple products
  • Work with Design, Development, Production and Product leadership across Epic to guide strategic direction of initiatives related to vehicles
  • Create clear and concise design documentation and support design work in multiple projects
  • Partner with Production team to provide a clear message to the studio regarding design tasks, priorities and status
  • Help to drive alignment across multiple stakeholders and guide implementation efforts
  • Monitor community feedback, identity player needs, evaluate what's actionable, and create a plan of action to address
What we're looking for
  • Familiarity and interest in Rocket League, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite mechanics and features
  • Advanced level of game design experience (5+ years) with an emphasis in systems design on multiplayer and/or live "as a service" games.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in written communication and a track record of effectively conveying your design through documentation
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills with experience guiding collaboration across diverse disciplines
  • A passion for active self-growth and the growth of the colleagues around you.

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.
Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range

$158,988 - $233,182 USD

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