Mission Designer

Lake Forest, California, United States · Design expand job description ↓


Turtle Rock Studios is an award-winning independent game developer best known for its work on AAA franchises like Left 4 Dead, Evolve, and Counter-Strike. We are a diverse team of inspired content creators, artists and engineers who share a passion for making fun, innovative games that gamers love to play.

We're looking for an experienced Mission Designer to come up with creative, fun ideas and situations for gameplay. Through close collaboration with the writer, you will be crafting fun and memorable gameplay experiences that fit within the fiction of our new original IP. You will be working closely with our entire game team to create lasting memories.

Responsibilities, include:

  • Work closely with our writer to craft fun scenarios, events, and missions
  • Collaborate with all departments to iterate and polish new content
  • Participate in open discussions regarding gameplay and be open to feedback
  • Handle creative and technical implementation of missions
  • Playtest with both the studio and the design team to review and develop missions


  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates experience creating interesting and creative gameplay events and missions
  • 3+ years of experience in game development with one or more shipped titles on multiple platforms
  • Creativity and strong sense of pacing
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment

Bonus, if you have:

  • Experience with UE4 and Blueprint
  • Demonstrated experience working on cooperative FPSs
  • Experience with AAA First Person action titles
  • Familiarity with development tools such as Perforce, JIRA, and Confluence


Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% healthcare coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Generous time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Career Improvement Program
  • Pet friendly office
  • Fully stocked kitchens, sponsored food trucks, and more
  • Discounts on products and services

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Are you creative and do you have a strong sense of pacing?
Do you thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment?
Do you have experience with UE4 and Blueprint?
Do you have experience working on cooperative FPSs?
Do you have experience with AAA First Person action titles?
Are you familiar with development tools such as Perforce, JIRA, and Confluence?
Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States?
Will you now, or in the future require Turtle Rock Studios to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)?