Senior Game Designer – Bad Brain Studios

Published On: 4 July 2024Categories: Careers

Bad Brain Game Studios is a brand-new game studio on a mission to create a new, story-driven franchise based on an open world action-adventure game built in Unreal Engine 5. We have offices in Toronto and Montreal and are hiring for several roles in a hybrid work environment. So if you hold gaming close to your heart and wish to embark on a new adventure, #FreeYourBrain and join us to create unforgettable experiences that challenge minds and inspire imaginations.

About the Role:

As a Senior Game Designer, you will work with the Game Director and the rest of the Design team to deliver high quality features from inception to implementation. This includes: Creating, documenting, implementing, tuning and balancing design features and systems. Your tasks will also include mentoring other designs and designers to help team members grow and evolve within the studio.


  • Follow and support the game direction provided by the Director team.
  • Be able to develop new ideas and achieve innovative results.
  • Design complex systems and features and tune them to achieve high quality results.
  • Write, maintain and keep Design documentation up to date.
  • Communicate Game Design to the other team members.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods to validate and improve ideas.
  • Be a driving force to lead feature development within production teams.
  • Inspire and motivate the team to achieve high quality results within production constraints.
  • Create a safe and welcoming work environment for all team members.
  • Act as an role model and convey the studio values to other team members.
  • Mentor other designs and designers to help the team improve and grow.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Game Designer working in medium/large teams within the video game industry.
  • Be a specialist of game mechanics and systems while staying up to date of new gaming trends.
  • Experience mentoring other Designers and providing insightful feedback on design efforts.
  • Experience in multi-platform/AAA game development.
  • Experience working on designs from initial creation through final implementation.
  • Expert in game mechanics and rational game design.
  • Expert in identifying what is balanced and fun.
  • Understand why an idea will or won’t work, and how to improve designs.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine is a strong plus.

Qualities Needed to Thrive in this Role:

  • Be open-minded and rational when interacting with other team members.
  • Ability to self-organize and be autonomous.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills to inspire and communicate ideas to other team members.
  • Ability to cooperate and construct positive relationships with other team members.
  • Promote a positive, inspiring and enjoyable working environment.