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Lead Designer – South East UK – Salary Neg – AAA RTS Game

Location: Horsham Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 5 years ago

Creative Assembly


OPM are proud to be working with this award winning development team. They are looking for an outstanding Lead Designer to join their team.



  • Collaborate and communicate closely with the project’s creative leaders to effectively deliver on the vision
  • Manage and mentor the technical and core design team
  • Work closely with the Lead Level Designer and development production
  • Continuously look to improve processes and technique to achieve outstanding results
  • Communicate regular updates to discipline and team with key achievements identified
  • Define game pacing, targets for achievement, flow, consistency of mechanics and difficulty curves
  • Manage, guide and continually develop the core and technical design team
  • Collaborate with other senior Design team members on a program of continual improvement
  • Evolve departmental processes and encourage team work and communication
  • Play a key role in hiring new Design team members.


Skills/Experience Required

  • Experience as a Lead or Senior Designer in AAA studio environment
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of game design, mechanics and a solid understanding of RTS design
  • Experience of communicating and working with other functions to iterate and deliver quality design features
  • Demonstrated ability to produce documentation and design that defines technical and core design elements of gameplay
  • Experience of using a wide variety of tools to quickly prototype and deliver design elements and improve pipelines in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience of working with a production team to help ensure the smooth running of the development process
  • Demonstrated passion for game design theory, approaches and methods
  • Ability to give effective critiques and also take feedback for improvements
  • Appreciation of the value that data and analytics can contribute to the design process; and
  • Eagerness to prove game mechanics early and efficiently.


If this sounds like you, please send your cv to today


Chris Watkins | Creative Recruiter | OPM Response Ltd |

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