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Associate Designer

Salt Lake City, UT

Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives.

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Title: Associate Designer

Job Type: Design, Game Development/Publishing

Location: United States, Utah

Avalanche, a division of WB Games Inc., seeks an Associate Designer to join the team working on the upcoming game, Hogwarts Legacy, a new open world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World.

The Daily

  • Works with the Production team throughout the development process to help create compelling gameplay and design systems
  • Interface with the Story team to collaborate on game design
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and design for new gaming projects
  • Present design ideas, receive feedback, then adjust designs and metrics accordingly
  • Implement game content such as world authoring in UE4, combat setups, event triggers and populating with gameplay objects
  • Build basic layouts using Maya, kit sets and UE4
  • Work in UE4’s blueprint tool
  • Work with other departments to implement SFX, FX, missions and other gameplay mechanics
  • Tutorial design and implementation
  • Other duties may be assigned

The Essentials

  • A passion for gaming and game development
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with Unreal 4 (UE4) and Maya
  • Good understanding of UE4’s Blueprints
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, production-oriented environment
  • Remain current on console games and a knowledge of game mechanics across a variety of genres and platforms
  • Ability to collaborate with a design group and across other disciplines while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Highly motivated self-starter and creative thinker with fresh ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker with fresh ideas

Nice to Have

  • Industry experience as well as a related undergraduate degree
  • Pursuing a degree in Game Design or equivalent degree in a creative field strongly preferred. (Art/Illustration/Storytelling)

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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