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Senior Game Designer – AAA Games - North, UK – Permanent

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: DOE
  • Category: Designer
  • Posted: 08 December 2017

My client, one of the UK’s most creative and stable game developers, is currently looking for a Senior Game Designer to join their team. Having been developing games since the early 2000s they have assembled a talented team of over 230 staff and are looking to grow even more with opening another UK based studio. They have developed a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners with more recent titles being launched on the Xbox One and PS4. 2017 is guaranteed to be their most eventful year!

They are looking for a talented Senior Game Designer to join the team on a new AAA project. This is an exciting opportunity for a Designer specialising in holistic game design and UI/UX development.

Responsibilities:

Be the vision holder for multiple features which span the game
Strive for quality and innovation while adhering to IP restrictions
Form design goals, frameworks and success metrics for each feature you produce
Create high level presentation materials for pitching concepts to product stakeholders
Produce low level specifications for feature costing and production schematics
Ability to solve complex problems using game design theory and the psychology of play
Designing and modelling complex game systems based on high-level concepts
Design a product from end-to-end including progression structures, rewards and game flow
Review and adjust designs based on user testing and telemetry data
Create a UI which supports IP goals and conforms to contemporary UX methodologies
Author wireframes and UI prototypes to solidify and formalise design thinking
Mentor and improve junior members of the team

Requirements:

Proven track record of designing AAA games from product inception to release
Ability to evangelise the game’s design to multi-discipline teams and across the organisation
Rich knowledge of game theory and the science behind the design
Understanding of a product’s user base and player behaviours
Significant experience designing and balancing complex systems
Organisational and workload management skills are essential for success
Empathise with different disciplines to form aligned and sympathetic concept
Ability to lead multiple feature teams of a cross-disciplinary makeup
Create pipelines and processes which controls and aligns feature development
Deep understanding of UI/UX best practices

Beneficial requirements:  

Shipped a AAA title using UE3/4
Knowledge of UE4 Blueprint Scripting
Experience in FPS Games Design and narrative driven content
Understanding of Platform Holder functionality and usage within product
Ability to create off platform features which drive product intrigue and longevity

What’s on offer?

Generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits
Days out, epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit
A relaxed and friendly environment, and an opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the creation of their games
Shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising
Great location in the UK

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to officemanager@opmjobs.com

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