Senior Game Designer – AAA Online Games – Permanent – Netherlands

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Job Title Senior Game Designer – AAA Online Games – Permanent – Netherlands
Job Category Game Design
Job Description Our client, an Amsterdam-based games company is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join its Design team.

As a Senior Game Designer, you’ll be responsible for curating the player's experience of the game as perceived through its core mechanics, controls, interfaces and create elegant gameplay features and systems that express the broader vision of the game.

  • Design Mechanics -
  • Define a model of player locomotion / controls / interactions
  • Cooperate with other disciplines to implement, tune and maintain this model
  • Create Gameplay -
  • Generate, prioritise, and decompose gameplay ideas
  • Define and validate prototypes against the vision of the game
  • Design, document, test, and balance features and systems in cooperation with inter-disciplinary specialists
  • Maintain Documentation -
  • Decompose complex ideas into succinct, communicable design
  • Assess risks as they relate to design requirements / constraints in cooperation with inter-disciplinary specialists
  • Cooperate with QA to produce robust test cases
  • Enable Progress -
  • Contribute to the estimation, planning, and prioritisation of tasks
  • Identify and communicate risks and issues
  • Mentor Colleagues -
  • Provide ongoing informal and structured technical feedback to colleagues;
  • Facilitate the continued professional growth of fellow team members.

  • Extensive game design experience in a senior role
  • Shipped titles in a Game Design (or equivalent) role
  • Experience developing large-scale / open-world / sandbox games
  • Ability to decompose design goals into succinct implementation requirements
  • Ability to operate autonomously in a dynamic environment
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Desirable skills:
  • Experience developing multiplayer / live-service games
  • Experience developing with Unity
  • Basic grasp of text-based scripting (C# or equivalent language)
  • Experience in related fields / disciplines (i.e. world design, UI, UX, QA)
  • Practical experience using a variety of modern game engines and tools
  • Keen understanding of User Generated Content
  • Working knowledge of Atlassian software development and collaboration tools
Salary DOE
Location Amsterdam
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 07/06/2019
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