Technical Game Designer

Burnaby, British Columbia /
Design /
Permanent Full Time
/ Hybrid
Who is SkyBox Labs?

SkyBox Labs is a game development studio that works on some of the world’s most iconic games. Our projects include working as a co-developer on Halo Infinite, projects in the Minecraft Universe, supporting the development of Magic: The Gathering Arena, supporting development of Fallout 76, and developing unannounced titles including partner projects and internal IP. As one of Vancouver’s fastest-growing game studios, since our inception in 2011, SkyBox Labs has evolved from a group of 8 people developing independent projects to a team of over 200+ engineers, artists, designers, producers, and more.

Interested? Let’s talk about what we’re hiring for:
SkyBox Labs is currently seeking an experienced Technical Game Designer for a new co-development project! This coveted AAA action RPG is a fan favourite around the world.

In this role as a Technical Game Designer, you will work closely with other Designers, World Artists, and other disciplines to design and implement game content and systems. Some examples may include game maps and modes, or difficulty, rewards, or other world systems. The ideal candidate has experience scripting in languages like Lua, C#, Python, or similar, and has a passion for first-person shooters.

A snapshot of your role:

    • Work with a diverse team of Designers, Engineers and others to create memorable combatant experiences
    • Using a proprietary scripting language to write text-based scripts to define the behaviours in scripting systems (such as AI or mission scripts) in the game
    • Create content in internal data management tools to create attacks, shields, weapons and the like 
    • Partner with both internal and external partner teams within an agile framework
    • Skillfully revise the design vision for your content based on insights from studio leadership, project leads, playtesting, and the player community  

Sound like you? This is what we're looking for:

    • 5+ years within a technical design role
    • Proficient at scripting with Lua, C#, Python or similar scripting languages
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience using game engines such as Unreal, Unity, Frostbite or similar
    • Excellent written and communication skills
    • Solid understanding of first-person-shooters
    • Experience working on a AAA title

    • Nice-to-haves:
    • Technical Animation and/or AI experience
    • Experience working on first-person-shooters
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And here is why we think you'll love working at SkyBox Labs:

Our studio’s success can be attributed to our culture of empowerment, collaboration, and personal growth. 
At SkyBox Labs, you can contribute to industry-leading titles, from legendary AAA franchises to independent IP, without compromising on culture. As a rapidly growing independent company, we maintain a ‘small studio’ feel with our flat structure, leading with authenticity, and fostering connection.

We relentlessly support your growth and development. From team building through personal interest groups and clubs to studio-wide knowledge sharing through learning lunches, and more formalized programs like SkyBox U, we support our team every step of the way. 

One major thing that we’re proud of is that we’ve been able to grow to the studio that we are today while ultimately cultivating an environment of trust and mutual respect where you can thrive. We value our team members’ diverse backgrounds, hobbies, skills, and interests and we celebrate them! This is demonstrated through our broad spectrum of social clubs: Join our soccer team, fitness group, or one of our many D&D groups - you can even start your own!

Flexible Hybrid and Remote Work Models:

With the goal to provide the best possible work environment for all, the majority of our team is working in a flexible hybrid work model from Vancouver and Victoria. The opportunity to work permanently remotely across Canada is also available for certain designated roles.

SkyBox Labs is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace, dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Only candidates that reside in Canada or are willing to relocate will be considered for this role. Additionally, although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Learn more about us at http://skyboxlabs.com/