Senior Mission Designer

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

Gearbox Software


Senior Mission Designer 

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit

A Senior Mission Designer at Gearbox is a development role focused on creating missions and narrative activities that breathe life into the stories we tell. This position is for candidates with a track record of shipping missions, level scripting, or narrative design work on AAA games or premium mobile titles. A Senior Mission Designer is responsible for owning the player’s moment-to-moment experience when exploring the worlds we build. Candidates should have strong visual scripting skills, working knowledge of basic level design skills, and a strong feel for storytelling. This project is being built in Unreal Engine 5, so we encourage candidates to have familiarity with that toolset, and ideally some shipped experience with Unreal. Job duties will include pitching missions, working with the writing team to develop narrative moments, scripting narrative events, and owning the technical implementation of all mission objectives.

This role will work with a small world building group involving other level designers, level artists, mission designers, and lighting artists to holistically bring life to the worlds our players explore. All Mission Designers report to a Lead Mission Designer on their project and will receive additional mentorship and training from other more experienced Mission and Level Designers. This role requires a familiarity with visual scripting, Borderlands-style FPS missions, as well as mission and activity design from a wide variety of game genres. Successful candidates will show a passion for interconnecting narrative and gameplay, strong communication skills, and the ability to work in teams.



  • Use visual scripting to implement narrative moments across entire missions and mission chains in Unreal Engine 5
  • Work with Level Designers and Level artists to ensure that narrative moments are paced out appropriately and accounted for in levels
  • Coordinate with the Lead Mission Designer and Lead Writer to make sure missions are meeting narrative and technical goals
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams with level designers, level artists, mission designers, and lighting artists to ensure that levels are cohesive, and meet a high standard of quality
  • Bug fix missions and levels as content nears its ship date, and assist others in their group with fixing their bugs



  • We operate on an entirely portfolio review based submission process. We look for relevant shipped game experience highlighting your work and processes.
  • A senior position is expected to have shipped multiple titles, including at least one in a relevant role related to mission design or level design
  • Familiarity and understanding of the Borderlands franchise and core mission mechanics


Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 

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