Technical Designer

Machine Zone   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Technology

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 119 days ago

MZ Game Studio is seeking a highly skilled engineer to join our game systems team. You will work as the primary advocate for game designer workflow improvements, fromremovingrepetitive actions in feature development to maximizing data readability for design review. This team plays an integral part in the efficiency and safety of deploying features daily.

What you’ll be doing

    • Work directly with game designers on workflow automation and improvements
    • Improve the minimum turnaround on highest recurring features
    • Reduce human error rates in design data that get past local iteration
    • Support and guide adoption of tools and processes from external teams to designers
    • Understanding the designers’ constantly transient and volatile needs
    • Consider content scalability and maintainability in each designer tool
    • Reduce tool support through tool usability and clarity iterations
    • Apply technical solutions to game design problems

Your background and who you are

    • 5+ years of professional work experience
    • BS or MSdegree in Computer Science or a related technical field
    • Must be proactive, self-directed, detailed and organized
    • Proficient with Excel and other third-party spreadsheet applications
    • Proficient with Javascript or a similar scriptinglanguage
    • Passion for developing maintainable and measurable tools

Bonus Points

    • Proficient with Perforce and designer submission pipelines
    • Experience in building internal tools for functionality first
    • Flexibility to be available off hours for tool support
    • Comfortable with an aggressive schedule and daily deliverables