Final Strike Games is an independent development studio with a dedicated, multidisciplinary team and a passion for making multiplayer. Founded by industry veterans, FSG is currently developing AAA experiences for PC and Console.

Summary:

Final Strike Games is looking for an experienced and talented Lead Designer to join our team and help define and build our next great game. Collaborating across disciplines and leading the Design Team, the Lead Designer is responsible for developing new game experiences and shipping the highest quality product. You will manage a team of talented people to make them as successful as they can be, but we also expect you to be able to roll your sleeves up and get things done by yourself when necessary. Our team is highly collaborative and we believe that all voices should be heard, and we expect you to be a champion of that mindset.

 Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Leadership Team to understand project goals, priorities, and vision
  • Understand consumer needs and help make sure the features developed by the team will contribute to player satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Lead the design efforts to also meet business needs of given projects
  • Able to execute on prototyping in whatever format makes the most sense to prove out ideas (Design docs, wireframes, flow charts, mockups, editor implementation)
  • Define and manage the implementation of key game features
  • Take part in playtests and help drive solutions for any encountered problems and translate collected relevant feedback into action items

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Executive Producer, identify staffing needs on the team; responsible for contributing to crafting accurate job descriptions, reviewing resumes and screening qualified candidates, and setting role expectations for the interviewing team
  • Create an inspiring team environment through effective feedback and an open communication culture
  • Monitor team performance, listen to team member feedback, and resolve any issues or conflicts; escalate retention and/or broad impact concerns
  • Discover training and development needs for the team, recommend opportunities to increase team skill sets, and provide mentorship and coaching for art team members, ensuring we have a high functioning team
  • Foster a positive and creative work environment for the team

 Requirements:

  • At least one Multiplayer/Live Services shipped AAA title in a leadership role
  • 10+ years of game design experience on console and/or PC
  • Professional experience working in the Unreal Engine implementing content directly
  • Early stage gameplay and CCC experience
  • Excellent communication skills across all mediums and all levels to ensure the best game is built
  • Strong knowledge of the competitive landscape and the gaming industry overall
  • Ability to analyze and adapt designs quickly based on feedback and data
  • Collaborative, self-motivated, and effective time-management skills
  • High-quality bar and obsessive attention to detail

 Nice to haves:

  • Experience in growing a team or studio
  • Applicable degrees or equivalent experiences
  • A positive outlook on work and life overall. We make games, and it’s pretty awesome.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health & Wellbeing: We know wellness is multi-dimensional, just like our employees. FSG offers comprehensive health coverage and covers 100% of premiums for the whole family. We also offer mental health support and cash perks for wellbeing, whatever that means for you.
  • Total Rewards: We want you to feel empowered in all of life’s circumstances. In addition to offering competitive salaries, we offer stock options, bonuses, disability and life insurance, and retirement savings with matching.
  • Remote Perks: We’re bringing all of the perks of an office to you! Treat yourself to a favorite snack and/or get that caffeine fix. We’ll also help you outfit your home office with furniture, gadgets and internet.
  • Flexible Time Off: We know that being your best at work means the ability to be present outside of work. We offer generous vacation benefits, along with wellness leave, paid holidays, floating holidays, and paid parental leave.
  • Growth: Our studio is filled with innovators and fearless explorers of the unknown. These values lend themselves to curiosity and a passion for learning, which is why we prioritize career advancement opportunities, training, and professional development.
  • Connection: We believe in hiring the best people, and that great teams make great games. We create opportunities several times a year to come together as a studio to play and build lifelong connections.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to see (near visual acuity) and hear, either naturally or with correction, and speak well enough to convey detailed spoken instructions accurately
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements that include, but are not limited to, sitting, standing, and gross manipulation
  • Must be capable of working extended hour days when job/business needs demands

Final Strike Games is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please let us know.

If you are a Colorado resident, please contact us at humanresources@finalstrikegames.com for compensation and benefits information on this posting. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email.

Meet us at GDC, March 20 to 25th.
Please apply for the role you are interested in below and then send us an email if you would like to schedule an informal meeting in San Francisco. FSGGDC@finalstrikegames.com

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