Tutorials Technical Designer Lumberyard

US-WA-Seattle
2 months ago
Job ID
552977
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Design

Job Description

Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source. The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast computing and storage capacity of the cloud.

We’re just getting started with Lumberyard. We have an excellent team with long tenure building some of the industry’s most respected games, but we are still growing fast and have many positions left to fill. We’re looking for pioneers who can imagine and deliver world-class technology for tomorrow’s most celebrated games. We’re looking for the best people in the industry to join our team of veterans. If you’re excited about the opportunity to invent and build with the entire sandbox of Amazon’s ecosystem, including AWS and Twitch, we want to talk to you.

Our team is looking for a tutorials technical designer with a background in video game design and production. In this role you will visualize, concept, build, and document the ways all the tools and features of a game engine can be used to make a game. The ideal candidate will have a passion for video games, creative problem solving skills, thorough understanding of the fundamental work flows of game engines, disciplines involved in game creation, their function, and how to speak their language, and the ability to design and create fun pieces of content. Candidates should have excellent technical understanding, ability to describe the basics, dive deep into advanced tools, and explain them in a way that isn’t intimidating or intellectually dry and dull.

This position’s responsibilities include:
  • Design of various tutorial content pieces ranging from quick how-to’s to multi-level projects.
  • Collaboration with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate, best practices in tutorial content.
  • Primary tutorial production coordination and content creation
  • This is both a design and content creation position.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be comfortable working with multiple stakeholders while maintaining project production focus. You possess positive attitude and patience with others under the challenges of time constraints and constant call for more. We value customer feedback above all and in this role you will truly have the opportunity to be the champion for our users.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • 3+ years video game industry experience as an artist, technical artist, level designer, or game designer
  • Shipped at least 2 titles using a high end game engine either commercial e.g. Unreal, Unity or internal e.g. AAA engine developed by Naughty Dog for Uncharted, etc.
  • Versed in fundamental work flows of game engines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years game industry experience working on cross-platform games on mobile, PC, or console.
  • Understanding of how people learn, their motivation to learn, and desired outcomes
  • Excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning about and playing with the latest technologies
  • Passionate about sharing how’s and whys of using a game engine
  • Experience designing training material and developing tutorials
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