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Job Title: Senior Designer (Retro Studios)
Company Name: Nintendo
Location: Austin, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/16/2019
Expire Date: 10/26/2019
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Senior Designer (Retro Studios)

Retro Studios
Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.



  • Design, own, and champion engaging gameplay features in a highly iterative environment.
  • Plan out thoughtful and intentional player experiences at both macro and micro levels.
  • Use proprietary toolset to design, build, script, integrate, and optimize game environments.
  • Drive small strike teams to achieve a variety of design goals.
  • Provide constructive feedback on features, environments, and processes.
  • Evaluate and implement design feedback from all relevant sources.
  • Write and illustrate clear design documentation.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure content meets established goals and parameters.
  • Help set, prioritize, and communicate goals for the development team.
  • Provide mentorship to other designers and team members.
  • Foster a highly positive team culture by building consensus and using collaborative approaches to conflict resolution.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties.  The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

Qualifications & Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in game design,
    including senior or lead design experience on a shipped 3D action adventure
  • Extensive knowledge of environment, system and game
    mechanics design.
  • A working knowledge of standard industry game engines,
    design toolsets and production pipelines.
  • Willingness
    to be open and flexible when collaborating with others to achieve a design.
  • Rigorous and iterative design and ideation methodology.
  • Strong composition, narrative and environmental
    storytelling skills.
  • Strong organizational, communication and influencing
  • A passion for Nintendo and Retro titles preferred.
  • Skill with
    Illustrator, Photoshop and Maya preferred.
  • Examples of
    prior work must be available upon request.

We are an equal opportunity employer valuing
diversity…celebrating strengths.

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