Game Designer III, Modes - VALORANT

About the Employer

As a Game Designer III for modes, you will report to the Director, Game Game, and design, tweak, and improve the player experience. Your player insight and creativity help craft in- and out-of-game experiences that engage and surprise players. You will work with interdisciplinary teams and work with every tool at hand to improve and iterate player-focused designs that'll delight millions around the world.

VALORANT is Riot’s take on a character-based tactical shooter (for more info on VALORANT click here!). As a Game Designer III working on the VALORANT team you will help Riot build a brand new AAA title. You will design features, modes, and systems for VALORANT. You will report to the Senior Game Design Manager of the Project.

Responsibilities:

  • Design systems that delight and satisfy players needs for competition
  • Work with other disciplines to build features that meet product goals
  • Seek opportunities for new design spaces in collaboration with Product Managers and Design Leadership.
  • Create and provide multiple potential designs and solutions. Articulate trade-offs and risks between different options.
  • Playtest VALORANT and help push for continued improvements for existing designs and fresh prototypes.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in professional Game Design, with at least 2 years of experience designing Progression, Social, or Competitive systems
  • Shipped or worked on at least one AAA+ online competitive game
  • Can create and improve game modes with attention to the player impacts and downstream effects

Desired Qualifications:

  • Deep level of understanding, passion, and engagement with online competitive games.
  • Familiarity with online shooters.
  • Experience working on ranking systems (MM, MMR, Ranked, Tournaments, Teams/Clans)
  • Views potential 'charged' player feedback as an opportunity to better understand and improve the product.
Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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