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Lead Game Designer
Department and team
Behaviour Digital / Design & Audio
Status
Permanent - full-time
Location
Montreal
About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive, Canada's largest independent game developer and publisher, was founded in 1992. With its award-winning original IP Dead by Daylight™ and the strategy RPG Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall™, Behaviour continues to grow as a leading global developer and now boasts more than 800 employees in its Montreal studio. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world's most renowned brands including Activision, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Ubisoft and many more.
The Role
The Lead Game Designer is the champion of the Director’s creative vision and acts as the leader and liaison for a team of designers. He or she creates and elaborates the core principles of the game. The Lead Game Designer develops new mechanics and original concepts, while pushing the technological, production and creative boundaries. His or her goal is to lead the team to produce an outstanding and compelling game that will provide the player with an unforgettable experience. 
In this role you will :
  • Drive a design team in the creation and delivery of high-quality games
  • Provide design leadership and inspiration to achieve unparalleled gameplay, environments, characters, AI, physics, feedback and control interfaces
  • Work with the producer, creative director and other leads to coordinate the design team throughout the life of the project
  • Commit to deadlines and work with the production to set projects priorities and create work schedule for his team
  • Direct and develop all game design documents on a macro and micro level, and drive the development process in a creative
  • Develop concepts to communicate the creative vision by combining visual aids, environment maps, data sheets, storyboards and concept art, with the assistance of the art team
  • Help build better, more efficient processes with your entire design team. Work with your design team to establish scripting, play balancing and world building tool requirements
  • Keep on top of gameplay, environment and feature trends within the industry, and especially within the specific genre of the project; 
  • Interface with clients to maintain the game’s vision through to completion as their primary design liaison
  • To be able to challenge others with tact
  • Develops his team talent pool by acting as a coach and mentor. Assess your team’s work on a daily and provide constructive feedback and/or training when necessary
  • Manage your direct reports’ semi and annual performance review 
  • Contribute to providing a work environment conducive to employee engagement 
What we're looking for :
  • You must have 5+ years industry experience in a Senior role on at least 3 released titles
  • Experience managing a design team
  • Deep knowledge of the video game industry
  • Excellent creative and technical communications skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent conceptualization skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Interest in visual arts, comics and movies
  • Creative and detail-oriented mindset
  • Demonstrated skills in research and analysis
  • Capacity to meet deadlines
  • Expertise with Confluence and Jira
  • Expertise with Unreal
  • Expertise with Photoshop or Maya a plus
  • Must play games of all genres and be able to describe their strengths and weaknesses in a way that all can understand
  • Drawing skills are a definite asset
Joining Behaviour means being part of a company that believes in equity and diversity. We base all employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and competence. We will never discriminate on the grounds of national or ethnic origin, health, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability. The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
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About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive, Canada's largest independent game developer and publisher, was founded in 1992. With its award-winning original IP Dead by Daylight™ and the strategy RPG Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall™, Behaviour continues to grow as a leading global developer and now boasts more than 800 employees in its Montreal studio. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world's most renowned brands including Activision, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Ubisoft and many more.
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