Senior Game Designer – AAA Console & PC Games – UK – Permanent

Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24616 Posted: 2 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Console and PC Game


OPM’s client are looking for an experienced, talented, and passionate Senior Game Designer who will be responsible for creating the essential experience for our new AAA games and for driving its end-to-end implementation across the teams. You will be responsible for leadership of numerous critical features of a game, developing game concepts and systems that align with the creative pillars and player needs and fulfil the vision of the Product Owner and the Creative Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive industry experience with experience in a Senior Design role on AAA product
  • Minimum one shipped AAA title on PC or Console, preferable Shooter game featured a multiplayer component
  • Knowledge and understanding of an iterative development process and ability to quickly prototype and evaluate new gameplay mechanics
  • Knowledge of player motivations and audience profiles and ability to match these with mechanics and systems
  • Superb analytical, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional knowledge of the principles of game design and theory
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Experience of games as a service, including principles to maximize consumer engagement, retention, and monetization

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Creative Director, Lead Designer, and other Designers to define and improve the game’s vision and overall player experience
  • Create and maintain design documentation, including gameplay mechanics, guidelines, UI flows, game loops and player progression
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure all required resources are scheduled and delivered
  • Run sanity check on game feature ideas with relevant stakeholders to get an overview for dependencies, restrictions, and possibilities
  • Make sure the core game play is strong, fun, and challenging as early as possible in the development and delivers the design intention at agreed milestones
  • Take charge of game features, from initial designs to final implementation
  • Design and iterate design systems, participate in the planning and analysis of tests
  • Study industry and product design trends to enhance the player’s experience and enjoyment
  • Mentor and guide to other more junior designers; offer them your wisdom and insights regarding the game design process; promote good design principles

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and understanding with scripting languages and a strong foundation in math
  • Deep knowledge of systems design, player psychology, and emerging industry trends

BENEFITS:

  • Performance based bonuses
  • Private health care including dental treatment
  • Comprehensive assistance in relocation
  • In-company English language classes and Polish lessons for foreigner

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 415!

Tagged as: AAA, English, Game Design

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Tags: AAA , English , Game Design Categories: Creative , Design

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