Narrative Designer

| San Francisco, CA, USA +69 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 55,000-125,000 Annually
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Cloud Chamber is looking for an adventurously creative Narrative Designer to join our global development team. Under the guidance of the Lead Narrative Designer you will be responsible for. narrative sequences, mechanics, and systems that deliver compelling narrative content in an immersive game world. You will collaborate closely with various creative stakeholders, including writers, designers, audio specialists, and cinematic artists. Your goal is to deliver a project-wide, consistent interactive narrative experience.

Job Details:

  • Work in Unreal Engine 5 to implement narrative content.
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary pods to deliver dynamic narrative experiences.
  • Develop and communicate creative and user experience guidelines that ensure quality and consistency across various narrative techniques.
  • Contribute to the development of processes and pipelines with the production team.
  • Communicate progress, workflows, and availability of game features to content developers and writers.
  • Collaborate across development sites globally on a day-to-day basis.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in game development, or similar field.
  • Ideally one title shipped as a designer or writer.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multi-site, distributed team structure.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about creating immersive interactive narrative experiences.
  • Ability to receive feedback with grace, and iterate solutions.
  • Ability to find solutions to creative or production constraints.
  • Strong grasp of language as an element of game design and user experience.
  • Deep knowledge of the current gaming industry development landscape, technologies, and tools. 
  • Open to travel.
  • Collaborative, flexible, and empathetic.
  • Desire to learn, improve, and build skills. Seeks out cross-disciplinary feedback.
  • Ability to be independent and autonomous. Requires minimal supervision.
  • Strong communicator. 
  • Knows how to maximize value out of existing narrative systems. 
  • Open to feedback and direction. Can produce quick, quality revisions. 
  • A deep love for the BioShock franchise.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with a critical eye for detail.
  • Ability to collaborate with peer-level Artists, Engineers, and Game Designers.
  • Ability to partner with a diverse group of personalities effectively and constructively.
  • Intermediate level problem solving skills.
  • Work ethic focused on dynamism and collaboration.
  • Ability to take direction well
  • Able to respond elegantly to difficult creative changes, often late in the process
  • Humble, open to coaching, an iterative process, and group critique.
  • A positive force multiplier with a great team-player attitude.
  • Willing to uphold the values of Cloud Chamber.

We are Cloud Chamber: a collaborative team of inspired minds who create games together. We strive to make unique, entertaining, and thoughtful game experiences that engage the world. 

We believe in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of our thinking. Our focus on open communication and overall well-being allows each of us to strive for excellence in our work, and happiness in our lives.

We’re currently making the next BioShock. Our passion and love for this iconic franchise is what brought us together. The thrill and responsibility of creating the next iteration of such a beloved game is what keeps us going.

If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it is to us we’d love to meet you. Join us in creating worlds that move people.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews. When emailing prospective employees we only use 2K.com email accounts.

This is a fully remote role that may be based anywhere in the United States. Below are the expected salary and wage ranges for applicants based in locations where the pay transparency law is in effect:

Colorado: $55,000 and $100,000 per year
California: $70,000 and $125,000 per year
New York State (inclusive of New York City): $70,000 and $125,000 per year
Washington: $55,000 and $100,000 per year

Base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards and eligibility to participate in our 401(K) plan, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will also receive 14 paid holidays per calendar year, are eligible to earn a minimum of 15 days of vacation leave per year (subject to proration based on start date during the calendar year) and will receive 10 sick days per calendar year. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, 4 including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.

Audrey

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What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.

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Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.

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2K provides weekly catering on Wednesdays.
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We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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