Lead Game Designer opening@VR Studio in Germany (UE4 based project)
Define the game’s vision and game design documents
Design and prototype core gameplay systems
Create and maintain internal design documentation, including feature specifications and implementation guides
Collaborate with the team to ensure the incorporation of systems into actual gameplay, and maintain overall balance between multiple gameplay systems
Design features that will increase user experience, engagement, and retention
Perform and analyze user testing, and recommend design solutions
Stay up to date on the state of the industry and the latest trends (including VR, AR, new game genres, and new game design methods)
Required Skills and Qualifications**
A minimum of five years of game industry experience, with two shipped console/PC titles
The ability to design and communicate gameplay systems to a team
The capability to work autonomously, independently, or in groups, when empowered with clear direction and trust
Demonstrated competence in defining and driving design processes in a group setting, including giving, receiving, and internalizing critical feedback, running creative meetings, and remaining open to new ideas and challenges
Desirable Skills and Qualifications**
Experience with Unreal Engine is preferred, but not necessary
Console/PC development experience
VR and/or AR experience as a creator or user
Experience with high-level programming languages, especially C++
Prior experience in a lead/management role
Benefits and Pay**
Pay is between 3,500-5,000 EUR net per month
Equity offered for the VR/AR division
The company is located close to France, Switzerland, the Black Forest, and the Alps for those who like to travel or do outdoor activities on weekends
Relocation and visa/immigration support will be provided by the company for the employee and their family
All office communications are in English
Three-month placements in IKA subsidiaries available if the candidate is interested, including office spaces in the USA (San Diego and Wilmington NC), Japan (Osaka), China (Shanghai and Guangzhou), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Bangalore), Korea (Seoul), and Brazil (Campinas).
Comprehensive benefits package for employee and family
4-5 weeks or more of PTO/vacation time from day one
Plans to open a San Francisco and/or Berlin office in a few years, so this person could move to either locations then
The position is with IKA. You will be a part of the creation of a first-ever VR/AR World of Science and Technology experience; a collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality gaming platform between industry leading scientists and universities for one of the world’s biggest industries. If you are interested in pushing the boundaries of VR and AR through Science and Technology with a gamification element, this may be the opportunity for you!
We are seeking a full-time Technical Director to join our dedicated team. We need your expertise in creating fun and engaging game systems to thrill a whole new audience of scientists. We believe that VR and AR are the future of scientific research and education and would like you to be a part of our future.
The IKA laboratory, as well as the analytical and processing divisions, currently have around 900 employees, and continue to offer a wide range of innovative equipment for numerous applications in research and development, as they have over 100 years. Worldwide market leaders trust in our proven technology.