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Gearbox Software

Senior Enemy Designer

Design · Frisco, Texas
Department Design
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Senior Enemy Designer

Gearbox Software is searching for a Senior Enemy Designer to join our team. In this position, you will help pitch, design, and ship enemies and creatures within Borderlands and other FPS titles. You will be responsible for working with level designers, mission designers, character artists, concept artists, animators, and gameplay coders to create challenging combat factions that achieve thematic, artistic, and narrative goals. You will also be responsible for shaping and sharing best practices, mentoring junior designers, and helping drive the direction of important chunks of content within the game (factions, bosses, special events)


  • Working with the Creative Director and Lead Enemy Designer to pitch, refine, and create cohesive new factions and enemy AI belonging to those factions
  • Creation of mini bosses and major bosses within missions and special events.
  • Research and development for future projects and DLC
  • Light mentorship and coaching of junior designers

Required Skills:

  • At least 5 years of professional game design experience with at least one shipped title designing enemies, AI, or combat
  • A proven track record of taking designs from pitch to shipped product
  • Understanding of modern FPS titles and enemy combat differences between them
  • Excellent documentation, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • An ability to maintain focus and self-motivation towards the current project goals
  • Live near or be able to relocate to Frisco, Texas

Desired, but not required:

  • A deep knowledge of the Borderlands franchise and other Gearbox IPs
  • Have shipped a AAA title, with a preference towards Unreal technology and first person shooters
  • Co-op and/or Online Multiplayer experience
  • Experience with the certification and shipping process on modern consoles and ratings regions

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience