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Technical Designer

Full-time at Playful Corp in McKinney, Texas

Playful Corp is seeking an experienced Technical Designer to join our growing company. This is an excellent opportunity to help take our products to the next level. The outstanding candidate is highly motivated and passionate about applying their programming skill-set to the game design domain, and will seamlessly bridge the gap between the two disciplines.  

Responsibilities
• Work with Director and Lead Designer to design and develop game features from initial concept to final polished result
• Work closely with the Engineering team at all stages to evaluate the performance impact of proposed features and changes, and to maintain engineering standards of excellence for code quality, maintainability, and performance
• Work with the Art team to help integrate and optimize new content and help shape content standards and pipelines
• Proactively evaluate project needs for internal tools and processes, and spearhead efforts to accomplish those objectives
• Be a champion for successful designer growth within the team
• Help establish best practices for the team-wide collaborative process of making a world-class product
• Participate in design discussions that help shape the future of the product

Required experience:
• Minimum 2 years game industry design and programming experience
• Strong programming AND debugging skills
• Very strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills that magnify team-wide collaborative efforts
• Strong time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
• Passion for playing games and deeply understanding relevant genres

Preferred experience:
• Experience C# programming
• Experience developing games using Unity
• Prior experience with NGUI
• Prior experience working on voxel games
• Familiarity with myriad productivity tools serving art, design, and engineering internal development needs
• Familiarity with game analytics, including reporting and analysis, and incorporating analytics insights into feature designs
• Familiarity with live product development and all its unique challenges
• Computer Science background a plus

Learn more about us at www.playfulcorp.com!

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