Game Designer (Gameplay Scripter - Temporary Assignment)

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Summary:

Naughty Dog is seeking a passionate Game Designer to help us craft memorable experiences in The Last of Us Part II.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating, implementing, and owning polished gameplay scenarios, in-game cinematics, and AI behaviors
  • Collaborating with the Design team to conceptualize, prototype, implement, tune, and balance gameplay mechanics and systems
  • Communicate with animation, programming, and art departments to effectively produce the assets and code support required for systems or set-ups
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Significant programming and 3D Math skills (Computer Science undergraduate degree preferred)
  • Experience with C++, C#, Lua, or other scripting language
  • Deep understanding of narrative principles, and conveying emotion through gameplay
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to take design direction when offered, brainstorm, iterate and come up with fun and creative solutions
  • Experience with 3D level editors
  • Experience developing third-person action games preferred

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to be given a technical interview and may be asked to complete a design test.

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If you think you have what it takes to join our talented Kennel, please review our current openings.

If you don’t see your desired position listed—don’t fret! Just apply under the General Application tab and send us your resume, along with a link to your portfolio or demo reel (if applicable). Please do not send us any unsolicited game ideas, scripts, treatments, code, or other creative works. Sorry, Naughty Dog does not offer any internships or student work-study opportunities at this time.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

It is the policy of Sony Interactive Entertainment, LLC. (SIE) to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SIE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. SIE also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.