AI Game Designer

Mech Arena
location iconOffice:Kharkiv
location iconRemote:Ukraine, Poland

Plarium is dedicated to creating the best mobile and PC gaming experiences for our community of over 435 million players worldwide.

Plarium Ukraine is looking for a talented AI Game Designer to join our Action Games Department, which is currently developing Mech Arena, a third-person MMO shooter. You can check out the game here on iOS and Android.

As the leading AI designer on the project, your main tasks will be the development of a bot behavior system, participation in game playtests, as well as coming up with other design ideas. You will join the Game Design Team whose tasks include creating the rules that govern how Mechs and Weapons behave in-game, inventing new game modes, and developing mechanics for the metagame and player progression.

The successful applicant will be able to work at our Lviv office and remotely in Ukraine or Poland.

Responsibilities

  • Controlling the development of AI behavior systems

  • Collaborating with other Game Designers on the design of Mechs and Weapons

  • Working with Level Designers to create an immersive gaming experience

  • Taking part in game playtests, improving new prototypes and existing designs

  • Collaborating on new design ideas with the Product Manager, Game Design leads, and Analytics leads

What we expect

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Game Designer

  • Experience working on at least one game that has been released

  • Understanding of the factors that influence player engagement and retention

  • Ability to influence the behavioral patterns of players and track results

  • Proactive approach and the ability to come up with new ideas

  • Ability to present ideas and proposals in a well-reasoned and complete manner

  • Extensive gaming knowledge of action/shooter games

  • English-language skills at the intermediate level or higher

Desired

  • Knowledge of any scripting languages

  • Experience developing AI characters for action/shooter games

  • Experience as a game designer on action, shooter or online multiplayer projects

  • Game system design experience

What we offer our Employees

  • Officially registered full-time employment

  • Minimum of 25 calendar days of paid vacation annually, separately paid public holidays, and additional paid leave for specific needs

  • Medical insurance and fully paid leave if you or your child are sick

  • Individual development plan and regular feedback

  • Professional seminars, workshops, courses, and internal training programs

  • Group English classes and one-on-one language tutoring

  • Counseling with psychologists and mental health workshops

  • Online Pilates classes, a running club, and individual fitness programs with a professional instructor

  • Relocation assistance to Poland

What's next?

Send us your CV

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Found a job that sounds right for you? Fantastic. Send us your resume and a link to your portfolio, if applicable.

Test task

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Our recruiters will ask you to perform a test task. This will allow you to demonstrate your professional skills and give us the chance to evaluate your work.

Waiting for feedback

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After you have completed your test task and sent it back to us, we will need up to 5 working days to analyze it. If your test task meets our requirements, you will be invited for an interview with the technical team lead.

Technical interview

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This will give you the opportunity to tell us about your experience and allow us to explain the technical aspects of the job. If you live a long way from the studio, we can arrange a Skype interview instead.

Meeting with HR

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After the technical interview, you will meet with our HR specialists. They will give you more information on your development prospects in the company and provide details about the employee benefits program.

Ready to start

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When the above stages are complete, we will invite you to our studio to make a formal job offer. If you live in another city or country, you can use our relocation program to help you hit the ground running.

First day at work

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You're ready to begin life at Plarium. Welcome, friend.

Keeping in touch

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We keep all resumes and job applications on file. Don't give up if you're unsuccessful first time round - we'll contact you as soon as a suitable position appears.

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