Do you want to make an impact on the next title in the legendary Age of Empires series?

Are you a technically savvy designer with great communication skills and a curious mind?

If so, our Technical Designer role might be the perfect fit for you!


Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award-winning RTS developer of Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes, and we’re on the hunt for a Technical Designer to join our Game Design team. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems.

As a Technical Designer, you will…

Think Creatively

  • Design, create, implement, and iterate fun and compelling gameplay.
  • Think both creatively and analytically. Understand how gameplay works and how to create fun, meaningful experiences for the player.
  • Create and maintain detailed, up-to-date documentation for tools and other design processes.
  • Ability to work autonomously, own your work & use your judgment when determining the course of action.

Work Collaboratively

  • Work closely with designers to identify and communicate design needs to supporting departments.
  • Keep Leads and Producers advised of progress on tasks, recommended improvements, and problems encountered.
  • Most importantly – a positive, professional teammate who loves a challenge.

Be Technically Savvy

  • Write game scripts and design documents, and develop prototypes at a level that meets and exceeds direction by leads.
  • Anticipate, identify and articulate problem areas and develop preventative solutions.
  • Streamline design tools and processes to help speed up iteration times.
  • Help designers troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
  • Create and maintain detailed, up-to-date documentation for tools and other design processes.

We’re looking for someone who has…

  • An understanding of game design theory, with the ability to design and articulate high-quality gameplay and mechanics.
  • An ability to develop and communicate complex ideas, features and gameplay mechanics.

Experience

  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Technical background in programming or scripting languages (Lua or Python).

It’s a bonus if you have…

  • A passion for RTS games!
  • A strong grip on industry trends within AAA gaming and the broader strategy genre.

What’s in it for you? 

You will become part of the SEGA family (in addition to Relic, it includes Creative AssemblySports Interactive, Hardlight Studio, and Amplitude Studios) which means you’ll have an opportunity to work on AAA games and learn a ton. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages.

Interested? 

Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our programming team!

Next Steps? 

Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.

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