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Senior Game Designer – AAA – South East UK

" Ref - 5317400. Your Responsibilities

• As a Senior Game Designer, you will be responsible for the game design of numerous critical features of a game, driving end-to-end implementation across the team. Helping to maintain and realise the vision, defining quality targets and validating the quality targets of others across the entire project, cross discipline.

• You will work to create a unified game experience, communicating through documentation, presentations, and direct communication with your team. You will ensure all stakeholders have understanding and buy-in with your designs and provide the clarity that your team need to deliver their best work.

• You will take the role of mentor and coach, supporting other designers on the team, and work with production to assist with planning and estimation of development tasks.

• You will regularly be part of peer-reviews and be relied on to give clear critical feedback of those you work with, and correspondingly take on feedback from your team to help each other grow and improve.

• To deliver the best player experience, you will be accountable for the testing and refinement of game features, analysing feedback from playtests, and data from game telemetry.

• You will support game features all the way from prototype to live service.

 

Essential Skills and Experience

• Industry experience in AAA game development in a Senior role.

• Experience of prototyping gameplay mechanics using UE4, Unity, or similar.

• A strong, and broad understanding of game design concepts, with an emphasis on gameplay, 3Cs, mechanics and systems.

• Applied maths skills to support systems design, analysis & balance.

• Deep player empathy, and an understanding of player motivation and behaviour.

• The ability to work autonomously without close supervision.

• Excellent verbal and presentation skills.

• Knowledge of industry trends in genres, gameplay, business models.

• Skilled in writing clear, concise design documentation.

• Adept at collaborative working.

• Strong problem-solving skills including lateral thinking.

 

Preferred Skills

• Experience in creating first or third person shooters.

• Full development cycle within a current or previous generation PC or Console title.

• Unreal Blueprints, or scripting/programming skills.

• Experience of people-management and mentoring.

• Games-as-a-Service experience, especially use of data to inform design decisions.

 

This studio works on-site in South East London/Kent.

Relocation and Visa support can be provided.

 

Prior experience in these areas would be desirable but the studio really values talent and passion above all else!

 

Get in touch with vicci@datascope.co.uk for more information about this incredible opportunity!

 

We are partnered with numerous studios so if this position isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for your next role still get in touch and we can discuss what you’re looking for."

Senior Game Designer – AAA – South East UK

United Kingdom
Full time

Published on 1 Apr 2024

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