Principal Gameplay Designer

Multiple AAA Projects - Strong Narrative Games - Veteran Team

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Do you have game or combat design experience, and are you seeking a new job in Amsterdam? Skillsearch is looking for a talented and skilled Principal Gameplay Designer to join our client's welcoming team. This full-time gameplay design role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.

As a flexible Principal Gameplay Designer, you will join a small, but profoundly impactful team within the company that ‘owns’ machines from idea/concept to final deliverable.

To give you an idea of how this Principal Gameplay Designer role would look and feel, here are some things you could expect to do:

  • Create new machines from initial concept to final in-game asset
  • Design, develop and update various combat systems in the game
  • Analyse player and developer feedback and integrate creative solutions
  • Work within a team and mentor and train other designers while receiving critical feedback on your work
  • Collaborate with other designers to fully realise the machines' place in the game

To be considered for this gameplay design job, you will need at least 10 years of experience in game or combat design, with at least 2 shipped AAA games. You should also have a body of work that showcases your ability to convert creative ideas into unforgettable enemies, addictive mechanics and explosive set-pieces for projects similar in scale. In addition, you will require experience writing design documents used across numerous disciplines and a high level of technical understanding and experience. Good detail orientation is also essential and level design expertise, particularly combat encounter design experience, is a plus.

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

If this Principal Gameplay Designer job in Amsterdam motivates and inspires you, please get in touch with Kai at today.

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming, and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch!

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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