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Design Director – AAA Games – The Netherlands – Permanent

Location: The Netherlands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago


OPM’s client, one of Europe’s leading game development companies who have been established for almost 20 years, are currently looking for a Design Director to join their team in The Netherlands.

The Design Director will ensure the vision established by the Game Director is brought to life. As the successful candidate, you will manage and lead their design teams and work with multi-disciplinary teams to create a game of the highest possible quality. Their Design teams consist of Systems Designers, World Designers, Quest Designers, Technical Designers and UI Designers.


  • Work with the Game Director to create and communicate the project vision, playtest results, milestone updates and general design updates to the Design team and the wider team
  • Manage, organize and mentor several of the Design disciplines, assisting and supporting them in their learning of good work practices, setting achievable quality standards and goals
  • Oversee the design and development of the features and systems needed to achieve the vision and pillars established by the Game Director
  • Evaluate the game and playtest results, and present and discuss analyses with the Game Director, and collaborate on plans to increase quality
  • Collaborate with Design discipline leads and multidisciplinary teams to design, validate and amend high-level design concepts, features and assets efficiently and to quality
  • Collaborate with the data analytics and player research teams to further the understanding of the player experience and quality
  • Represent the studio by demonstrating the product to press and PlayStation stakeholders


  • Extensive experience within design for AAA games in a director role and have shipped at least two AAA titles
  • Broad experience with the various aspects of Game Design
  • A deep understanding of all phases of AAA game development, from early concepts to post-launch support
  • A creative and analytical mind
  • Comfortable speaking to the press or audiences
  • Experience with the development of Open World games is a huge plus

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

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Tags: Design Director Categories: Creative , Design


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