Lead Level Designer/Creative Director – AAA Games – China – Permanent

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Job Title Lead Level Designer/Creative Director – AAA Games – China – Permanent
Job Category Game Design
Job Description OPM’s client currently stands at over 1100 staff worldwide across various studios. They are one of the largest and most well recognised game outsource partners in the world. Their track record is not short of achievements, they have worked for 15 of the top 20 game companies worldwide on large AAA, New-Gen projects in addition to shipping over 20 co-developed games on time and in budget.

They’re looking for a Lead Level Designer/Creative Director to manage day–to-day production of all designers (and potentially concept/environment artists) in their team, providing clear guidance and instructions and promptly communicating information from Producer or Client to all team members; take all necessary initiatives in problem solving and potential risks identification; follow production schedule providing design deliveries on time and on quality. Lead Level Designer/Creative Director will also participate on preparing design-related proposals for clients.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of 4-8 designers potentially spread across multiple projects (mostly focused on level design)
  • Oversee and mentor their work in an efficient manner, as well as evaluate the design team performance and any need for tools and training
  • Set up a long-term direction for the design team growth and improvement
  • Review the clients' packages with Producer/Executive producer to check if there are any problems with reference materials or requirements
  • Cooperate with Art Director, Technical Director and Producer to composite the team and estimate the time for projects
  • Check daily work according to this schedule and inform Producer about the risks and propose solutions
  • Perform daily checks of every designer's progress to find and eliminate any possible problems
  • Ensure that the designers know the client’s feedback perfectly and check whether the designers can implement the feedback

Qualifications:
  • Extensive full-cycle console game experience as a lead designer/creative director with a strong focus on level design, with at least two titles shipped in this position
  • Deep understanding of level design principles and AAA game development
  • Hands-on experience with current engines and tools (UE4 preferred)
  • Excellent presentation skills, ability to prepare client-focused presentations and design documents
  • Working knowledge in another area as art, audio, programming, animation, QA is a big plus
  • Fluent reading and writing skills in English (daily communication with an international team)

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.
Salary DOE
Location China
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 23/10/2018
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 23217-1.
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