Phoenix Labs is looking for a Senior Character Designer to join one of our new game initiatives in our Vancouver studio. 

This person will work directly on a new IP and will work with the Design Vision Holder to ideate, prototype and implement characters collaboratively with art and narrative teams, ensuring quality and purposeful design in their archetypes, abilities, gameplay, utility and balancing.

Phoenix Labs is a dynamic and iterative environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to continuously improve and do hard things. People are our most important asset, and we look for each new person to add to our mosaic culture. Our goal is to be a place where a diverse group of driven, collaborative, and empathetic developers can do their best work.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Responsibilities:

  • Champion the game’s character development from a design perspective, working closely with art and narrative to forge holistic characters with impactful, deliberate gameplay.
  • Pitch, design, prototype, implement, and iterate on character abilities and mechanics using a wide range of tools.
  • Work closely with combat system designers to ensure characters support and expand upon core gameplay.
  • Regularly facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions on character designs.
  • Remain current on game industry trends including new games and game genres, emerging game design methods and techniques.

Required:

  • Extensive experience in video game development in a design capacity.
  • Experience designing for multiplayer PVP games.
  • Excellent cross-discipline communication skills.
  • Shipped or worked on at least one AAA+ online game.
  • Working knowledge of Unreal4, with experience creating and editing blueprints.
  • Passion for video games, with a relentless thirst for learning from playing them.

Preferred:

  • Experience with programming and scripting environments to participate in the building of features and systems.
  • Experience developing for mobile platforms.

Who we are:

At Phoenix Labs, we make games because we love them, and we love the way they inspire us, bring us together, and enrich our lives.

Our mosaic community of game developers is united by shared values and a singular mission: Do the best work of our careers creating timeless games, powered by trust, courage, and an unwavering regard for players and each other.

Phoenix Labs have studios located in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, and San Mateo. We are backed by Garena, our long-time partner in Southeast Asia.