Senior Gameplay Designer - North West England

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Job Reference: BBBH3472
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games & Level Design
Location: North West England
Salary: Competitive Rate

Our client is seeking to recruit a Senior Gameplay Designer on an initial 18 month fixed term contract based in North West England, with a view to becoming a permanent position.

Working with the Creative Director, your role will be to take overall ownership of the core moment to moment gameplay systems in an exciting new action combat game. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Designer to join a project early to set the direction of the experience, or for a Gameplay Designer looking for the next step in their career.

Specific Experience:

  • Shipped two or more titles, with at least one of them in the Shooter/Action Adventure genre being desirable.
  • Experience of creating combat and shooting mechanics from the ground up, ideally in Unreal 4.
  • Track record of designing, implementing and balancing so the following systems:
    • Character movement and traversal
    • Weapons and equipment systems
    • Melee combat
    • Health model
    • Loot systems
    • Player camera
    • In game HUD and player information systems
    • Multiplayer game modes

Core Skills

  • Self-starting, able to take ownership of key game systems from initial concept through to completion.
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that solve problems in simple and elegant ways that put the player first.
  • Ability to produce game systems that take advantage of a project’s unique features and game pillars.
  • Used to working with the production team to break design specifications into actionable tasks.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Comfortable reviewing and giving feedback on gameplay systems.
  • Details-orientated, quality-focused and player-centric.
  • Experience of Agile development.
  • Enjoys managing and mentoring junior staff members.

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