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Senior Technical Game Designer – AAA Online Games – Permanent – The Netherlands

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #22815 Posted: 3 years ago

Our client, an Amsterdam-based games company is looking for a Senior Technical Game Designer to join its Design team.


Acting as the bridge between high-level design goals and specific solutions, TDGs participate – in collaboration with other specialists – in both the direct implementation of gameplay, and the translation of more complex requirements into technical specifications.


As a design generalist with a strong technical grounding, this role demands the willingness to take on a broad variety of challenges, an ability to quickly switch focus between tasks, and the capacity to maintain good lines of communication, discussing complex issues at differing levels of abstraction.




•          Prototype Concepts:

  • Take part in the generation of design ideas
  • Drive the development of rapid prototypes
  • Elicit and provide constructive feedback

•          Create Documentation:

  • Translate abstract design requirements into succinct technical specifications
  • Assess risks as they relate to design requirements / constraints in cooperation with Production specialists
  • Cooperate with QA to produce robust test cases

•          Implement Systems:

  • Implement (and maintain) robust and elegant gameplay systems
  • Adhere (and contribute) to robust design standards
  • Elicit, offer, prioritise, and integrate feedback

•          Enable Progress:

  • Contribute to the estimation, planning, and prioritisation of tasks
  • Identify and communicate risks and issues

•          Mentor Colleagues:

  • Provide ongoing informal and structured technical feedback to colleagues
  • Facilitate the continued professional growth of fellow team members



•          Extensive technical or game design experience

•          Shipped titles as Technical Game Designer (or equivalent role)

•          Strong grasp of text-based scripting (C# or equivalent language)

•          Ability to decompose design goals into succinct implementation requirements

•          Ability to operate autonomously in a dynamic environment

•          Willingness to learn new technical skills and techniques

•          Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

•          Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English




•          Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent formal qualification) in a relevant field

•          Experience developing large-scale / open-world / sandbox games

•          Familiarity with scripting in a multiplayer environment

•          Experience in related fields / disciplines (e.g. world design, UI, QA, animation, programming)

•          Practical experience using a variety of modern game engines and tools

•          Working knowledge of Atlassian software development and collaboration tools

•          Strong background in mathematics


The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience. 

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


Emma Myall

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