Lead Combat Designer

Major IP - Beautiful Location - Hands On and Managerial Role

Job Type
Salary on application
17 days ago

Do you have combat design experience, and are you seeking a new job in Amsterdam? Skillsearch is helping a gaming studio find a full-time Lead Combat Designer, and the role comes with an excellent salary and benefits package. 

As a Lead Combat Designer, you will oversee the design and development of accessible, cooperative and replayable multiplayer combat experiences. You will work closely with combat designers, animators, gameplay programmers and multi-disciplinary teams to create playable characters and a variety of enemies. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Combat Designer role, you can expect to: 

  • Champion the project combat pillars together with the Game Director and Lead Game Designer 
  • Work closely with Combat Designers to oversee the development of multiple playable characters, their combat abilities, and a variety of combat systems 
  • Provide guidance and mentorship for junior to senior-level combat designers 
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to implement combat features from concept to release at the highest possible quality in a timely manner. 

To apply for this Lead Combat Designer role, you will need to have worked as a Combat Designer on multiple titles for at least 5 years, with 3+ years leading and mentoring a team. You will also require the following: 

  • A passion for, and a deep understanding of, third-person combat mechanics 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Technical understanding of visual scripting languages, animation state machines, and challenges of state replication 
  • The ability to provide and receive constructive criticism. 

In return for your collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, joining a friendly and inclusive culture. 

If this full-time Lead Combat Designer job in Amsterdam motivates and inspires you, please contact Andy from Skillsearch at ad@skillsearch.com today. We'd love to help you get your next role. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Andy Demetriou

Principal Game Design & Production Consultant

Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!

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