Technical Game Designer (m/f/d)

Full Time | Hamburg, Germany

For more than 15 years Deep Silver FISHLABS has been creating compelling games that have been brought to life on millions of screens across the globe. We joined the Deep Silver / Koch Media family in late 2013 and, since then, we have continuously raised the quality bar. Today, we are one of three internal development studios run by our parent company, alongside Deep Silver Volition in the US and Deep Silver Dambuster Studio in the UK.

We specialize in high-end 3D games for consoles and PC. With a strong development history and award-winning portfolio of mobile games; such as blockbuster space-action shooter Galaxy on Fire: Manticore and the tactical zombie brawler Dead Island: Survivors; we are currently developing thrilling titles for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Every ambitious mission needs excellent pros. People like you!

Your Crew

You will work together with an experienced team of developers, designers, and artists where you can assume ownership and enjoy creative freedom. While your workplace is our open-spaced office in the center of Hamburg you will be part of a challenging project in close collaboration with our sister studio Deep Silver Dambuster.


Mission Briefing

  • Design, prototype, and implement various gameplay systems using Unreal Engine 4.
  • Create and manage blueprint scripts used across multiple game systems
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and help fellow team members track down different issues
  • Be an advocate for improvements to tools, best practices and internal pipelines
  • Optimize and critique blueprint scripts and usage, assist fellow team members with feature implementation
  • Produce and take ownership of design specs, balance spreadsheets, and other game documentation


Your Skillset

  • At least 5 years of work experience in a similar role in the games industry.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language (Blueprint, Flowgraph, Lua etc).
  • Participation in all relevant phases and stages of the production of at least 2 finished and released video games.
  • Knowledge and understanding of game design fundamentals.
  • Excellent Math and Logic skills.
  • Very good command of the English language (both written and spoken).
  • High capacity for teamwork and excellent communication skills.
  • Self-contained way of working and high level of self-motivation.
  • Console game experience, C++ programming ability, and/or multiplayer experience considered a plus
Mission Support

We are just as passionate about our games as we are about their creators (Could that be you?!). Your job comes with personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes. And most importantly - A motivated, international team full of fellow gamers.

The studio is located in a bright, modern office, right in the center of Hamburg. With a selection of benefits for all our staff: Including discounted gym membership, fresh fruit and a variety of free drinks. A healthy work-life balance is important to you? For us too! That’s why we are also awarded as a family-friendly workplace. Coming from abroad? No problem! We also offer relocation packages.

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