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Lead Game Designer – AAA Games – London – Permanent

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #19788 Posted: 10 months ago

CCP London

OPM’s client, a well-known game development studio, is currently building a team in London to lead development on a new and highly ambitious MMORPG. They’re are looking to grow a relatively small, tight-knit team, capable of delivering big ideas through experience, smart process, and world-class tools.

They’re looking for a Lead Game Designer to join the growing team, responsible for leading a small team of experienced designers in the development and execution of their game design. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track-record of leading design teams on multiple high-profile titles, and ideally experience of RPG gameplay and systems design development.


  • Management and prioritization of Senior Designers daily workload
  • Genesis of design concepts to match the game’s vision
  • Responsibility for all design documentation being suitable for intended audiences
  • Guiding the intra-team design communication channels
  • Validation of all design scoping estimates
  • Ownership of the accuracy of both economy and balance modelling
  • Responsible for working closely with the development team
  • Responsible for the successful implementation of all features
  • Line-management, guidance and mentoring of the wider design team
  • Collaboration with the Art Director to ensure best-in-class user experience


  • Shipped a minimum of 1 game title as a Lead Designer or Design Director on a high-profile MMO, RPG or other systems heavy game
  • Demonstrable track-record of managing and mentoring a game design team
  • Solid understanding of game design process and methodology
  • An excellent grasp of numbers, especially with respect to game modelling techniques
  • Fantastic games knowledge (both classic and contemporary), especially in MMORPGs
  • A demonstrable analytical and iterative approach to solving design problems
  • Ability to balance the impacts of deadlines and resources with creative and quality requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with executive level staff
  • Comfortable getting hands-on where necessary in design documentation tasks
  • Experience with the UE4 engine and blueprints is a real plus

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

To apply or for further information about the role please mail a copy of your CV to

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


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