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Technical Game Designer – AAA Online Games – Amsterdam – Permanent

Location: Amsterdam, Nether;ands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago


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

The Technical Game Designer will act as the bridge between high-level design goals and specific solutions, participating 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.


  • Take part in the generation of design ideas
  • Drive the development of rapid prototypes
  • Elicit and provide constructive feedback
  • 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 (and maintain) robust and elegant gameplay systems
  • Adhere (and contribute) to robust design standards
  • Elicit, offer, prioritise, and integrate feedback


  • Extensive technical or game design experience
  • Shipped (at least) one title as Technical Game Designer (or equivalent role)
  • Experience developing large-scale / open-world / sandbox games is a plus
  • Strong grasp of text-based scripting (C# or equivalent language)
  • Ability to decompose design goals into succinct implementation requirements
  • Familiarity with scripting in a multiplayer environment is beneficial
  • 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

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

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


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