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Tangent Games

Los Angeles, California - United States
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System Designer


Tangent Games is looking for an experienced systems designer to define and implement combat systems in our new shooter game. The system designer works with all disciplines to define the system and combat experience from concept to completion. You will be developing aiming, movement and AI systems to deliver a best in class experience.

  • Collaborate with the Lead Designer to develop ranged combat systems that achieve the project’s vision and goals
  • Work directly with the programming team to define tools and processes to develop the ranged combat system and AI behaviours
  • Weapon design and tuning
  • Work with the Lead Designer to design and implement characters and enemy AI from concept to completion. This includes the creation of character design proposals, and implementation of character animations, props, visuals and sound effects.
  • Act with initiative to solve and communicate problems as they arise.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience FPS or OTS combat systems with at least one shipped game.
  • Deep knowledge of multiplayer and single player shooter games and ability to analyze and compare systems from a wide variety of games.
  • Expertise implementing neat, well commented network ready Blueprints in Unreal 4.
  • Good communication skills – ability to work across multiple disciplines to gather feedback and address cross-functional design issues.
  • Passionate player of games with an ability to analyze competitive products for their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in the face of shifting goals and challenges.
  • Deep understanding of player movement paradigms and AI systems
  • Demonstrable experience of creating satisfying, impactful shooter experiences
  • Embrace rapid iterative design through regular focus testing
  • Retain a customer focused mindset.

Preferred Skills
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment.

Be prepared to provide:
A sample that demonstrates superior game design sensibilities. This can come in several forms including, examples in a shipped title or documentation that demonstrates systems, moves, battle dynamics etc.

It is Tangent Games's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Tangent Games does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. Tangent Games also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees.

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