Gameplay Design Lead

May 25, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

CD PROJEKT RED is looking for a Gameplay Design Lead for Project Polaris - the first game in a new Witcher series saga - to help us bring our ambitious vision of this new, open world RPG to life while pushing the bar for narrative-driven experiences even higher. 

Daily Responsibilities: 

  • Close cooperation with our Design Director and the rest of the design and production teams in order to deliver consistent, engaging and player friendly gameplay systems into our game.
  • Proposing and documenting an innovative design for systems and features that follows the game direction. 
  • Iterating and improving documentation for existing systems and features.
  • Designing, prototyping, scripting, iterating on features using a Unreal Engine 5. 
  • Taking ownership of specific features/systems of the game. 
  • Ensure that gameplay designs are clearly communicated to everyone involved in their implementation through documentation, meetings and relationships.
  • Management, mentorship and guidance of a team of game designers.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert, sharing knowledge with the rest of the teams and improving the process of gameplay design.
  • Quality check and review ongoing development to ensure proper course corrections as often as needed.
  • Participation in reviews and providing feedback to the team.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in gameplay design with at least one shipped AAA title in a Lead Role.
  • Proven success in creating compelling and innovative gameplay mechanics.
  • Understanding programming/scripting in game design and experience with game editors and game design tools.
  • Experience in working with Unreal Engine 4 and/or Unreal Engine 5. 
  • Experience in leading and mentoring a team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment.
  • Proficiency in clear communicating of complex concepts, including experience in creating detailed project documentation.
  • Passion for gameplay design and the ability to effectively share knowledge with other team members. 
  • Very strong problem-solving abilities and openness for changes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate design ideas and concepts clearly.
  • Openness for changes & experimentation, high-quality passion and a good sense of humor are appreciated!

This job requires relocation to Warsaw, PL.
Working mode: in-office (in a hybrid or full-time capacity). 

Relocation support

  • Relocation package – flight ticket, company apartment for your first month, relocating your pet, shipping your belongings: it’s all covered. 
  • Relocation assistance — processing your legalization operations for you, assistance with finding residence, tax settlements - all you need to feel right at home is taken care of.
  • Polish lessons for foreign employees — and for your spouse or partner, too.
  • Paid Leave — from 20 to 26 days of holiday for every team member per year, paid sick leave, and paid maternity & paternity leave.

Health & Well-being

  • Private medical healthcare — a selection of medical plans with dental care to choose from, which are also accessible for your partner and relatives.
  • Health checks — tests and vaccinations at the studio as well as professional advice and guidance from a specialist doctor.
  • Psychological care — free mental health support and various well-being webinars. 
  • Multisport card — gain access to a wide number of sporting and fitness facilities across the city.

Perks & Professional Growth

  • Flexible working hours — start your workday anytime between 8:00 and 10:00 AM.
  • Trainings, lectures and courses — internal workshops, external training for each employee, ‘Meet a star’ events, knowledge-sharing initiatives, online tutorials, and e-learning classes are all available. 
  • REDs have access to the cafeteria platform through which they can receive subscription benefits, additional medical packages or vouchers and codes to shops and cinemas.
  • Merch — gifts for newborn rebels and regular chances to nab some cool swag!
  • A welcome pack filled with goodies — to help you feel right at home once you join the team.

Social Activities & Life in the Office

  • Dog-friendly office — dog owner? Bring your pooch with you and look after them while working! There’s always a furry friend or two to meet at the studio.
  • Social events — we host regular gatherings at the studio where we can all unwind, play games, and just have some fun together.
  • Healthy selections — ​​organic fruit, snacks, muesli, organic honey, vegan milk, and specialty coffee are all at your disposal around the studio. Enjoy!
  • Truly international working environment — a chance to meet and work with a diverse selection of people from all around the world.

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