Technical Designer

Paladin
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Posted
May 2, 2022
Full Time
The Hague, NL
Remote

At Paladin, we want to create games that make you smile. Our goal is to create high-quality, wholesome games that have a positive impact on people. Now, Paladin is looking for a Technical Designer. Your responsibility is to design and prototype new ideas. You have a knack for game feel, and know how to polish the gameplay experience. Within the team you bridge design and tech, ensuring a well-oiled, tight-knit and highly productive team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, script, rapidly prototype, iterate, validate, and improve game systems to create amazing gaming experiences
  • Bridging the gap between tech and design and work closely together to solve creative problems
  • Owning the game feel, ensuring an excellent gameplay experience
  • Support designers and artists with robust content creation tools
  • Proactively identify redundancies and opportunities to improve workflows, in-game performance, systems that can be promoted into code, and the overall quality of the game

ROLE-BASED SKILLS

What we are looking for:

  • The ability to work with a problem solving mindset, proactively finding solutions to systems, gameplay, and workflow issues
  • Excellent understanding of the technical and creative game design process
  • Passion for making mechanics and systems feel good
  • Experience with prototyping beyond game jams and in multiple genres
  • Being able to have an objective and reflective view on both your own and your teams work
  • Experience with Unity

What could help:

  • Physics based game experience
  • Multiplayer game development experience
  • Experience working with existing IP
  • Creativity and imagination

Soft skills

  • Strong Communicator: You talk the language of multiple disciplines and can easily translate ideas for others to understand
  • Creativity: You are able to come up with original and innovative ideas and solutions or implement those from someone else
  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for your own actions and sharing those of your colleagues
  • Flexibility: Adapting to reach a certain goal
  • Initiative: Recognizing and creating opportunities

Qualifications

  • Proactive and action-orientated work process with at least one developed title shipped
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • A strong passion for making games
  • Experience with design and prototyping
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You are willing & able to work at our basecamp in The Hague when required

Are you qualified?

We would much rather read your application, than miss out on a great candidate. So please apply if you are interested!

CULTURAL COMPETENCIES

Paladin has five core values that we’re looking for in team members:

  • Kaizen: We make positive changes on a regular basis
  • Spark: We leave a mark, providing a positive experience for everyone involved
  • Wholehearted: We love the work we do, and we commit to our work
  • Fellowship: We are in this together
  • Autonomy: We make decisions and take responsibility for our actions

WE OFFER

  • A place in a highly motivated and skilled team
  • Positive, healthy work environment
  • 25 days of vacation and 5 additional national holidays per year
  • Coaching and plenty of opportunities for personal development
  • Remote work possibilities & flexible hours
  • Competitive salary, a pension plan and other benefits


We work in autonomous development teams. This ensures tight communications, a real sense of ownership and truly agile development.

In our weekly show & tell meetings, every team shares their progress and all aspects of the company can be discussed. We believe in transparency and autonomy, and this creates a high degree of freedom and responsibility.

Our take on the post-Covid work situation

We value our team spirit, a healthy work life balance and company culture. This is why we adopted a hybrid structure that allows us to work from home and in the studio. This is why we would like you to be able to come into the studio every once in a while. We will offer support during the relocation process.

If you prefer to work remote, we are open to  finding a way to make that work. However, we prefer candidates to be roughly in the same time zone to ensure in sync work routines with the rest of the team.

HOW TO APPLY

Does this sound good? Awesome! To apply, please fill in the application form.

ABOUT PALADIN STUDIOS

We create games that make people smile – be it a sweet twinkle, loud laugh, or evil grin.

Paladin is a game developer. Our basecamp is in The Hague but we are currently working remote due to COVID-19. We are a team of 35 knights and growing. Our mission is to create games with a spark, for players all over the world. We achieve this goal by being a world-class game studio with soul, that brings out the best in people. That means a studio filled to the brim with creativity, professionalism, and good vibes.

We're hiring across art, design, production, programming, and QA. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

Some of our recent games include:

Cut the Rope - Remastered - Wake up and smell the cake: today is Om Nom's Birthday! The world’s favorite sweet tooth is having a birthday party, and everyone’s invited!

Om Nom is back in the glorious 3D remaster of the legendary Cut the Rope puzzle game! Cut ropes, avoid obstacles and use boosters to deliver candy to Om Nom, the little green monster that loves sweets.

Good Job! - Rise through the ranks in your quest to become the new CEO of your dad’s company in Good Job! on Nintendo Switch! Together with a friend, climb the corporate ladder to take over the family business by tackling bizarre office problems – from building the company zen garden to delivering cubes of goo!

Stormbound – Immerse yourself in the rich world of Stormbound, as four kingdoms struggle for dominance. Construct a deck of unique and powerful cards and then dive into real-time battles against other players.

My Tamagotchi Forever – 20 years have passed since the world met Tamagotchi. All over the world, little eggs hidden in backpacks received loving care from their owners, and drove teachers crazy. Today, the Tamagotchi are back - this time on your mobile phone, with more pixels and cuteness than ever.

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