Microsoft logo

Senior Multiplayer Designer – Gears of War – The Coalition

Designer - Development - Vancouver, Canada

Job Title Senior Multiplayer Designer – Gears of War – The Coalition
Job Description

The Coalition is a Microsoft first-party development studio located in Vancouver, Canada. We are the official home of the Gears of War franchise, and our objective is to forge the future of the IP and push the limits of Microsoft’s entertainment platforms and devices. Our team is comprised of deep creative and technical talent from across our industry and beyond, working cohesively to delight our fan base and pass expectations of what is possible.

As a studio, we lead from our values and work together to promote respect and inclusion, a growth mindset, G.R.I.T (Guts, Resourcefulness, Initiative & Tenacity), all while putting our team first! Join us and let’s go far together!

The Coalition is seeking a skilled and experienced multiplayer designer to help create AAA cooperative and competitive game experiences. You have experience owning game features and guiding them from initial concept through to polish and completion. You will drive implementation of your design through collaboration across disciplines. We’re looking for a candidate who is creative, self-motivated and able to adapt to various modes of design work from high-level concepts to low-level tuning and balancing.


  • Work closely with Creative Directors/Lead Designers on multiplayer features
  • Social experiences, achievements, stat journals, MVP and celebration moments, UI/UI and menu flows, tutorials, and much more
  • Take ownership of multiplayer features from concept through to delivery
  • Iterate, experiment, and explore various multiplayer feature designs
  • Create and maintain high quality design documentation
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to realize designs
  • Inspire those around you to strive for the most fun and exciting player experience


  • 3+ years' experience working as a game designer
  • 1+ years' experience working on multiplayer game modes or other multiplayer features
  • Shooter-genre experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong game design foundation
  • Highly collaborative
  • Recognizes the value of feedback and iteration
  • Creative and analytical with keen attention to detail
  • Proven experience designing game features and mechanics

Benefits and Perks (may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.)

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


Sector Development
Category Designer
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Individual Contributor
Hours Full Time
Date Posted 23 June 2022
Reference 1363811
Recruiter Microsoft
Microsoft logo