Senior Quest Designer

Bethesda Game Studios - Austin, Design

We are seeking a talented Senior Quest Designer to join our growing team at Bethesda Game Studios Austin. Senior Quest Designers are responsible for designing, writing, implementing, documenting, providing feedback, and maintaining content for our current and future games.


  • Design quest content that tells engaging stories and introduces new mechanics to the game
  • Implement quests in our proprietary toolset through the use of a text-based scripting language
  • Write character dialogue, in-game books and terminals, quest log entries, descriptions, and player-facing messages
  • Maintain legacy content and make required bug fixes
  • Collaborate with artists, engineers and other designers in strike teams as needed
  • Serve as a product owner for content-related strike team initiatives
  • Review quests and provide constructive feedback to fellow designers to help improve the product
  • Collaborate with Leads to plan quest content releases based on high level direction
  • Assist in mentoring junior members of the design team


  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with a variety of established game toolsets
  • Experience and skill with one or more text based scripting languages
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with cross disciplinary groups
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience working in a design capacity on PC or console games
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize efforts
  • Candidate must supply a portfolio featuring examples of their work, including writing samples with dialogue
  • Candidate must be willing to take a short design test that includes both scripting and writing sections
  • Experience shipping a AAA game or patching/maintaining a live game

Desired Skills

The following skills are not required for consideration, but are highly desired:

  • Experience creating mods or content for BGS games using the CreationKit
  • Strong knowledge and interest in Fallout lore
  • Development experience on a multiplayer, online game
  • Solid debugging experience with text based script languages

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.