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Get a job: Raven Software is hiring a Lead Designer
Get a job: Raven Software is hiring a Lead Designer
March 28, 2014 | By Staff

March 28, 2014 | By Staff
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Lead Designer, Raven Software

Location: Madison, WI

Raven Software, developer of numerous award-winning games, including contributions to the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise (Black Ops, Modern Warfare, Ghosts, Call of Duty: Online) is seeking a passionate Lead Designer to join our team to work on our next project.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Raven Software offers an upscale work environment with state-of-the-art workstations, competitive compensation, a fun, collaborative environment, affordable living and an exceptional quality of life.

Core Duties

The Lead Designer manages the design team and drives the creation of compelling, 90+ rated, quality gameplay. The Lead Designer works with Creative and Design Directors to ensure consistent, high-quality combat encounters and exploration across the single player, cooperative play and multiplayer modes. Additionally, the Lead Designer acts as the arbiter of quality for the entire design staff at Raven.


Take primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of a world class design team, focusing on rigorous evaluation, training and development of the staff
Maintain an active internship program with annual recruitment and selection of candidates followed by 12 months of integration on active teams
Act as an in-house mentor and manager of the Design Team for level creation and combat design, offering leadership, guidance, assistance, and feedback on a regular basis.
Work closely with the Creative Directors to ensure high quality gameplay results across all modes.
Task tracking and management alongside producers setting the expected scope of the work and quality expectations by agreed deadlines


Industry experience across at least 2 AAA shipped titles
Prior experience in a lead/senior design role
Self-motivated, proactive personality, that is concentrated on solving issues before they become problems
Clear understanding of the FPS genre and what makes combat engaging and fun
Knowledge of the best-in-class games in the genre and ability to deconstruct the elements of the game which make it exceptional
Excellent collaboration and leadership skills
Ability to communicate well both written and orally
Strong desire and drive to develop cutting edge titles
Able to deliver quality without drama, and deliver excellence without ego

The ideal candidate will also have:

Ability to map out overall game pacing
Strong portfolio of work in current-gen engines
Experience developing first-person shooters
Ability to assist with level, narrative, and systems design when the situation arises .

Interested? Apply now.

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