Senior Gameplay Designer

Design Dept. · Tustin, California
Department Design Dept.
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Senior Gameplay Designer

Do you remember games by their gameplay more than their visuals? Do you ever watch a fight scene in a movie and think about recreating that in a game? Do you have the knowledge and design experience to lead a group of multi-disciplined developers to create best in class gameplay experiences? If so, then inXile has an amazing opportunity for you.

We are searching the globe for our next hyper-creative Senior Gameplay Designer to work on our unannounced, next-gen project. You will team up with the creatives from across the development team, designing and implementing gameplay systems such as powerful, tactile first-person weapons and unique combat abilities that draw the player right into the middle of the action. Does this sound like you? Come and join us!



  • Design captivating moment-to-moment gameplay experiences
  • Design, implement, and balance genre-defining gameplay systems
  • Selflessly design experiences with accessibility in mind
  • Collaborate with animation, art, audio, and visual effects to ensure gameplay systems are readable to players
  • Work with animation to tune and time player abilities to have that little extra “feel” that is memorable and rewarding
  • Make it fun to push buttons
  • Be an advocate for the player


Required Skills

  • Can break down and explain game mechanics
  • Understand the moment-to-moment gameplay loops of first-person shooters and RPGs and what makes those genres fun
  • Experience as a gameplay/combat designer working on player-centric action systems
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine and/or other game engines and tools
  • Knowledge of Unreal animation graphs and/or similar experience
  • Understanding of basic animation principals and animation timing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter who asks for help when needed


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  • Location
    Tustin, California
  • Department
    Design Dept.
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience