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Senior Content Developer

Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Job Purpose:
To design, create and implement new gameplay features into one of the most popular MMORPGs “RuneScape 3”.To set a strong example for development expertise, professional conduct and to provide guidance to other Content Developers.Key Duties Include:

  • Strong Game Design Skills

A proven ability to create engaging game designs. Able to design large scale projects and technical systems. A senior should have experience designing a wide variety of projects of varying scale.

  • RuneScript Expert

A senior developer has in-depth knowledge of the RuneScape codebase, demonstrated by creation of safe, efficient, reusable and maintainable script. They fully understand and follow development team practices such as code reviews, coding style and standards don’t slip in challenging situations. Readily provides feedback to the leads team to make improvements to the RuneScript language.

  • Guiding Developers

A senior developer proactively assists developers in their work and highlights development improvements to lead developers.

  • Raising Quality

Senior developers should be a driving force for quality in all aspects of game development.

  • Strong Team Player

The ability to predict and understand the requirements and concerns of other departments and communicate effectively and constructively. Excellent soft skills and a strong understanding of the company values. Is considered helpful and approachable by the development team and is always happy to provide guidance when called upon.

  • Giving Feedback

The ability to provide constructive feedback on gameplay features and technical implementation to developers and the leads team.

  • Game Engine and Tools

A senior developer understands the game engine and creates content which plays to its strengths and isn’t hindered by its weaknesses. They have expert level understanding of our development tools and actively provide feedback to make continuous improvements.

  • Adaptability

A senior is capable of adapting to any task given to the team and ensuring said task is completed smoothly. They are able to take ownership and can be relied upon to see tasks through to completion, managing any hurdles with professionalism and efficiency.

  • Passionate Gamer

You love to play, design and create great games, particularly MMORPGs. You are willing to take on board feedback from the community, giving our players the gameplay experience they love.Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working- Bonus Scheme- Private Health Care - Gym Membership- Monthly Energy Allowance- Generous Pension Contributions- Life Insurance- Free Cycle Repair- Income Protection- Dental Plan- Free Fruit and Drinks- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application! Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Senior Content Developer

Cambridge, UK
Full time

Published on 09/01/2022

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