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Senior AI & Gameplay Designer

at 2K Sports

Posted: 5/12/2019
Job Reference #: 2643
Keywords: creative

Job Description

work with the team to define the high-level goals for gameplay and AI systems

What We Need:

Hangar 13 is in search of a highly skilled and experienced Senior AI & Gameplay Designer to help us shape one of our future AAA projects.

What You Will Do:

  • Design and write specifications, prototype new gameplay systems (abilities, AI, mobility, etc) and other related systems
  • Work with the team to define the high-level goals for gameplay or AI systems
  • Work with engineers, artists, and animators to implement, tune and balance new gameplay or AI systems
  • Evangelize core features to the rest of the team and help develop best practice for others working with gameplay or AI systems
  • Ensure that players can use the tools provided to play the game in multiple, equally compelling ways
  • Analyze, validate and incorporate feedback from the team and external user testing

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 3+ years of experience in internal game development, with emphasis on Gameplay or AI Design
  • At least 2 shipped titles
  • Experience with AAA titles required, (Open World game experience preferred)
  • Visual Scripting experience (working knowledge of LUA is a plus)
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple locations effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools
  • Experience and deep working knowledge of AI or gameplay systems
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment, while delivering under deadlines and time constraints

Who We Are:

Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”
Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic). We are currently hard at work on our next AAA titles.
This role is based at our Brighton location, who partner with the other Hangar 13 sites to develop all of our games as one global team. Hangar 13’s Brighton location provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console and PC games in the coolest city in the UK!