Technical Designer – AAA Games – South East, UK – Permanent

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Job Title Technical Designer – AAA Games – South East, UK – Permanent
Job Category Game Design
Job Description OPM’s client, a popular developer of console, PC and mobile games, is currently looking for a Technical Designer to join their team in Oxford, UK. The studio is open to both permanent or fixed-term employment for this opportunity.

As the Technical Designer, you’ll have a critical eye for technical details, familiarity with scripting/programming and a passion for problem solving. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will help shape the architecture for new game systems as well as create and implement the more complex technical design elements into the game.

Responsibilities:
  • Create robust gameplay components and tools for the content team
  • Maintain usability and quality of gameplay components in levels
  • Lead the way in advocating best practices to the content team
  • Work closely with other disciplines to implement game mechanics
  • Take feedback from the design team to improve workflows and support features

Requirements:
  • Extensive professional experience in a Technical Design, Gameplay Engineering, or similar position, having shipped at least one console or PC game
  • Great working knowledge of LUA, Python, JavaScript and/or other scripting tools/languages
  • Excellent understanding of the design principles behind games including systems and level design
  • Good understanding of software engineering principles
  • Excellent at rapidly prototyping ideas and capable of quickly turning a design specification from paper into a usable game system
  • Able to collaborate with other designers, programmers/engineers and other staff at all levels
  • Expertise and passion in one or more of the following areas: AI, Animation, General Gameplay, Tools

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.
Salary DOE
Location Oxford
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 14/11/2017
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