Lead Mission Designer - Performance

Design | Montréal, Québec, Canada



Title: Lead Mission Designer – Performance

Reports to: Director Mission Design – Performance



  • Work closely with the Mission Design Director and the Narrative Director to understand and deliver on-screen the established vision for every mission of the game.
  • Manage, supervise, and mentor the Mission Designers to deliver missions at the highest possible quality.
  • Ensure that both mission flow and individual mission spaces form a cohesive and compelling experience.
  • Collaborate with the Lead Game Designer to ensure that missions support the core gameplay mechanics and that they provide challenging combat and player’s expression.
  • Collaborate with other Leads, including Lead World Designer, Lead Writer and Lead World Artist to ensure that all missions are immersing players in both setting and story.
  • Define mission design review processes, templates, and documentation requirements.
  • Identify mission design risks and propose mitigations.
  • Evaluate builds and provide constructive and concrete feedbacks.
  • Work closely with Production to define milestones deliverables and schedules.
  • Continuously improve creative processes and best practices.
  • Play the game on an ongoing basis and be a last line of defense for all mission quality issues.
  • Carry out Mission Designers’ performance follow up and assessments.


Experience and qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in game development, with emphasis on Level or Mission Design.
  • At least 3 shipped titles.
  • Experience with AAA titles required.
  • Experience in managing and providing mentorship for other designers.
  • Experience from every development phase.
  • Advantage: Work experience on open-world and/or narrative games.
  • Advantage: Strong interest or skills for narrative and realization.



  • Be at ease in a team driven by constant improvements.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and mandates.
  • Strong leadership, mentorship, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Empathy and flexibility to create a family spirit within the Mission Design team.


Motivation and interests:

Being passionate about videogames is essential!


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