Associate Combat Designer
Posted on: January 24, 2023
We are looking for a game designer interested in shaping the
skills and combat of our players. Do you love theory-crafting
around balance? Are you a problem solver who loves to look for
creative ways to create new experiences? Do you consider yourself
the type of person who can't wait to learn more about tools and
discover all the things they can do? Are you an advocate for the
player experience? Do you love the feel of collaboration and coming
up with solutions as a team? Maybe you love figuring out the
optimal build for your character? If any of this sounds like you,
we would love to hear from you!
WHY JOIN THE ARENANET DESIGN TEAM
The Design team at ArenaNet are responsible for creating the
content and systems that players interact with in the game. We
collaborate closely across multiple disciplines to bring our
knowledge to bear on a wide array of problem sets and are a
critical part of taking ideas and turning them into interactions
for players. It is our job to build the stories, events, quests,
creatures, and worlds that the players experience. We also believe
that a healthy team is the first step to making fun, engaging
games. And a healthy team is one of mutual respect, psychological
safety, and diversity. We believe that new perspectives and voices
help us to improve our game and find the best ideas.
As a Game Designer, you will utilize your love of games along with
your innovation and creative problem-solving skills to define and
craft experiences that affect our players over the lifetime of
their relationship with the products that we (and you) develop. You
will collaborate across disciplines with other developers who bring
their creativity and expertise to work every day.
- You'll need to have a basic understanding of game design
fundamentals and games.
- You'll also need to be familiar with game balance, player
skills, and build optimization
- Success in this role will rely heavily on your ability to
translate designs from ideas to final implementation in the
- You'll be familiar with giving and receiving constructive
- It will be essential to the success in this role for you to be
able to communicate clearly with a variety of different
disciplines, to drive consensus, and to always be a voice for the
- You'll need to be familiar with Guild Wars 2 professions and
- Familiarity with data informed design.
- Understanding of player types and how balance can impact them
- Experience in GW2. Please include a cover letter explaining
your GW2 experience when applying.
We are open to remote work in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD,
NC, NV, NY OR, TX, UT and WA or onsite/hybrid/flex at our office in
Total compensation is hourly rate plus an annual bonus potential,
and overtime if applicable. Please note that the listed hourly rate
is a general guideline only. We take into consideration the
geography in which you live and your experience and qualifications
when determining final pay. This role is also eligible for medical,
dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability,
401(k), flexible and dependent care spending accounts, PTO, paid
holidays and parental leave.
Remote Hourly Rate$27-$33 USD
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