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Pipeworks Studios

Technical Game Designer I

WorldwideFull-Time$65K - $78K
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Join Pipeworks Studios and make your mark on the gaming industry as a Technical Game Designer crafting the AI for an exciting, unannounced Unreal-based AAA project. Based in the vibrant tech hub of Eugene, Oregon, with the flexibility of full remote work, this role is your chance to take game systems from concept to implementation. Immerse yourself in a role that blends game experience with creative problem-solving, all while enjoying competitive benefits and being part of a dynamic, innovation-driven community. 

The ideal candidate for the Technical Game Designer I role is an experienced professional with a background in design or engineering that has expertise in AI gameplay, behavior design and implementation. The Technical Game Designer I contributes to the project offering consultation/review as a direct contributor. This includes collaborating with stakeholders and clients across disciplines and projects.

Day To Day


  • Actively participate as a project contributor, collaboratively creating, communicating, and managing tasks independently 
  • Design, implement, and maintain technical systems and tools to support game design 
  • Provide detailed and iterative design documentation to support the development lifecycle 
  • Collaborate with engineers and other technical staff to ensure the successful implementation of game mechanics and features 
  • Communicate with external stakeholders, including clients, per project requirements 
  • Occasional travel, per project requirements 

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

Must Haves

  • Strong collaboration skills 
  • Experience with designing complex systems and/or tools 
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in scripting and programming languages 
  • Current/up-to-date experience in Unreal, or equivalent, including source control 
  • Familiarity w/ Jira, Confluence, or equivalent task tracking and collaborative environments
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both written and verbal 
  • Show exceptional deductive reasoning skills 
  • Work with and lead teams, including taking direction and inspiring others 
  • Assist in solving problems in resourceful ways 
  • Organize and communicate complex systems and data with an attention to detail 
  • Work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 
  • Be flexible to changing priorities 
  • Able to work well and collaborate with remote teams

Nice-To-Have Skills

  • Unreal 5 experience with emphasis on blueprints
  • Experience with AI and NPC/Enemy Behavior 
  • FPS and/or 3rd person action experience

Education & Experience Required

  • 3+ years relevant work experience in Game Design or Engineering 
  • 1-2+ professional titles shipped as a game designer or engineer 

What We Can Offer You

A Flexible Working Environment

Almost all of our roles allow for your choice of work location. We’re happy to support our team no matter where they prefer to work: remote, in office, or hybrid.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401K with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Policy
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 20 Paid Company Holidays
  • Relocation
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Sports Team Sponsorship
  • Annual Company Events
  • Project Wrap Parties

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