Founded in 2013, Survios is a Los Angeles-based virtual reality studio focused on building connected VR experiences with emergent interactivity, social multiplayer, and visceral play. At Survios, we see gaming as an art form, and we don't just concentrate on making games more immersive—we strive to make them more human. Our current project, the acclaimed action-combat title "Raw Data"--now in Steam Early Access--enables players to be a badass hero within a riveting sci-fi atmosphere.

Senior Game Designer at Survios

Here's your opportunity to shape the future of virtual reality. Survios, Inc. is at the forefront of virtual reality game development and is pioneering the future of immersive technologies.
As a Senior Designer, you will be responsible for developing a myriad of VR and traditional game systems, levels, and gameplay including player progression, VR interaction, game flow, unlocks, combat, and much more. This position will be responsible for design documentation, high level brainstorming, process driven methodologies, implementing a rapid iteration pipeline with prototyping gameplay mechanics and systems in VR.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of game design theory with a strong focus on implementation on several aspects of design (systems, level, UX, combat, interaction). Candidate should possess strong leadership skills and production know-how. This is your chance to define a new generation of gaming and entertainment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and script systems, levels, combat, interaction designs in VR games
  • Collaborate closely with Art, Animation, Engineering, and Audio departments to create functional, fun, and exciting systems that achieve immersive VR gaming experiences
  • Generate documentation to clearly communicate ideas and goals to team
  • Spearhead and deliver work on time and on schedule
  • Create and drive VR focused systems and interactions 

Experience:

  • Passionate about Games & VR
  • 6+ years of game industry experience designing and implementing game systems
  • Deep understanding of game design and VR games
  • Very comfortable working in game editors and understanding engine/game constraints
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as: BluePrints, Behavior Tree, C#, or Javascript 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience prototyping VR environments for Oculus Rift or HTC Vive
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodology, JIRA, Perforce, etc.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
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Why work with us
Because we are an awesome gaming studio that is pushing the boundaries of creativity and VR gaming (What's that you say? You don't believe it? Just take a trip to http://store.steampowered.com/, where we have the #1 VR game: Raw Data. Oh and you get to play really really cool VR games all day!
Culture
We are passionate gamers, who eat, drink and sleep gaming. We are creative, collaborative and concise. When we aren't creating cool concepts or pushing the boundaries of VR, you can catch us throwing parties in our office, lounging in our 80's arcade room and hanging at our local watering hole. Survios ideology: put a bunch of intelligent, team-playing, passionate gamers in a room and cool things will ensue!
Perks & Benefits
Unlimited Paid Vacation
Flex Hours/Scheduling
80's Arcade
Movie Room
Onsite Gym
Company-Sponsored Lunches, Fully Stocked Kitchen & Bar and Food Trucks Onsite
Participation in Gaming Events and Conferences
Dog-Friendly Office
And Able to Play Awesome VR Games All Throughout the Work Day, duh! :)

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