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Senior Combat Designer
Crystal Dynamics Bellevue, WA
$95k-119k (estimate)
Full Time | Software & Cloud Computing 3 Months Ago

Crystal Dynamics is Hiring a Remote Senior Combat Designer

Come be a part of the future of Tomb Raider!

The Senior Combat Designer, reporting directly to the Gameplay Director, assumes responsibility for all combat design and collaborates closely with other designers who oversee various areas of game design. With a deep understanding of player controls and mechanics, they play a crucial role in crafting a cohesive and immersive game environment. Their focus is on enhancing the player experience through dynamic combat sequences, demonstrating a strong command of animation systems. The Senior Combat Designer's unique blend of mentorship, expertise in combat choreography, and commitment to continuous improvement sets them apart as a vital asset to the team.

As a Senior Combat Designer, you will:

  • Oversee the conception and refinement of combat mechanics, ensuring they align with our game’s vision.
  • Assess and adjust critical combat elements, such as hit timings, damage calibrations, and character interactions.
  • Promote player-centric designs, ensuring combat elements are intuitive, engaging, and rewarding.
  • Enhance player experience and the integration of game systems by facilitating combat design initiatives.
  • Lead testing phases, incorporating feedback to improve and polish the combat experience.
  • Stay updated on trends and advancements in the gaming industry, particularly related to combat mechanics in action-adventure games.
  • Collaborate effectively with the engineering team to align technical capabilities and requirements.
  • Partner with the animation department, ensuring combat sequences are both fluid and impactful.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation to support project development and ensure transparency throughout the process.
  • Utilize effective hiring and interviewing processes to identify top talent for our game development projects.
  • Contribute to production planning through skilled scheduling, accurate task estimation, and thorough feature development to optimize project timelines.

To be considered for this role, we require the following: 

  • Experience as a Senior Game Designer, who has contributed to the development of combat systems for a high-quality current-gen-console title.
  • Comprehensive understanding of combat game design principles, skillfully balancing gameplay elements for an optimal combat experience. This includes expertise in designing combat metrics, worldbuilding rules, and player controls for responsive interactions, as well as the ability to analyze, balance, pitch, and prototype mechanics for impactful and dynamic gameplay moments.
  • Hands-on involvement in combat design, with proficiency in design tools and scripting languages such as C , Python, or blueprints. 
  • Proficiency within Unreal or comparable proprietary game engine.
  • Ability to lead projects or teams, demonstrating a strong willingness and aptitude for mentoring others, including people management responsibilities if necessary.
  • Communicate complex ideas with clarity and precision, facilitating collaboration across teams.
  • Strong aptitude for constructive feedback, dedicated follow-through, and a commitment to taking ownership in a dynamic game development environment.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Extensive experience in Unreal Engine.

It'll be a bonus if you also have:

  • Experience in a leadership role on a successful shipped AAA title.

Job Summary


Full Time


Software & Cloud Computing


$95k-119k (estimate)









50 - 100






$10M - $50M


Software & Cloud Computing

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About Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics is an award-winning, top of class game development studio located just south of San Francisco in sunny Redwood City, CA. Founded in 1992, Crystal Dynamics has grown into a world class studio by developing iconic franchises and keeping at the forefront of the very latest in technology and graphics. Crystal Dynamics is owned by Publisher/Developer Square-Enix, Inc., which boasts a multi-million dollar international portfolio of intellectual properties that few can match with respect to brand recognition and units sold. Having created beloved properties such as Gex and the Legacy... of Kain series, as well as driving the massively successful Tomb Raider franchise, Crystal Dynamics is now laying the groundwork for the next generation of innovative and technologically stunning projects. For more details on Crystal Dynamics, visit our company page,, our Facebook page, , or our Twitter, @crystaldynamics. If you are eager to learn more about Lara Croft and other Square-Enix icons, please visit;; or Square-Enix at More
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