big planet recruitment

Current Vacancies in Design & Production

Executive Producer - Console & PC - Poland

We are working with a next-gen console andPC studio, which develop shooter and action titles. They are actively seekingto hire an Executive Producer, for their studio in Warsaw, Poland

Please find the outline of the job spec’below:

Responsibilities:

· Manage twoprojects in parallel, working with both in-house and external development teams,

· Activelyparticipate in all development

· Strongfocus on production and management

· Overseeoutsourcing partners

· Organisethe project team in all aspects

Requirements:

· 4/5 yearsof experience as a Senior Producer, or EP

· Experiencein management of teams 50 people +

· Extremelystrong problem solving and organizational skills

· Excellentcommunication skills

· The abilityto work independently and a high degree of individual initiative and commitment


If this opportunity is of interest to you, oryou would like to discuss your options, please provide me with a copy of yourlatest CV, and a suitable phone number / Skype ID. Please send to adrian@big-planet.biz

UI / 2D Artist - Midlands, UK

We are working with an experienced mobilegame developer, who is seeking a UI / 2D Artist to join their talented team.


Responsibilities:

·  Create all in game HUD and UI assets,

· Assisting the marketingdepartment with feature banners and advertising assets. Creation of interfaceconcepts to icon iterations.

· Participate in art reviews andrespond professionally to creative feedback

·  Concept/implement 2D visual assets usingPhotoshop and Illustrator


Requirements:

·  An awesome polished and varied portfolio

·  Experience in creating 2D in-game graphics,animation and User Interfaces

·  Unity3D Experience

·  An extensive knowledge of iOS Interfaces andrequirements

·  2+ Released Titles


If you would like tobe considered for this role or to discuss our current art opportunities, pleasesend your CV to adrian@big-planet.biz


Mobile Game Designer - Midlands, UK

We are working with an experienced mobilegame developer, who are seeking a Game Designer to join their talented team.


Responsibilities:

·  Designing and tweaking core mechanics,

·  Micro transaction implementation,

·  Retention mechanics etc.. 

·  Design, architect, test and implement gamefeatures.


Requirements:

·  Have a minimum of 2 years Games IndustryExperience.

·  Have a strong working knowledge of Unity 3D.

·  Have shipped at least one title using Unity 3D.

·  Excellent teamwork skills.


If you would like to be considered for this role or to discuss our current designopportunities, please send your CV to adrian@big-planet.biz


Art Outsourcing Producer - Netherlands

Our client is a world-renowned AAA developer. They are seeking an experienced Producer to take ownership of theplanning and organization of their external art development.


Responsibilities:

· Negotiate favourable contracts;to secure good terms, rates, and talents;

· Maintain and cultivate long-termpositive vendor relationship;

· Coordinate with internalstakeholders and help shepherd the internal processes forward to keepproduction running smoothly without interruptions;

· Track status of art assets,including making sure supporting materials required for production is properlyprepared, communicated, understood, and followed externally;

· Assist external projectmanagers in the creation and execution of art schedules and resource plans;


Requirements:

· Knowledgeable of art contentproduction pipelines; from ideas, briefs, workflows, and team dependenciesetc.;

· At least 5 years prior gameindustry experience including direct experience with outsourcing and vendormanagement;

· Ambitious and relentlesslyfocused on high-quality, high-fidelity results;

· Comfortable in an ambiguous anddynamic work environment, embracing changes and accepting revisions if neededto improve the game;

· Master of both agile andwaterfall production methods, able to discern which approach to take based onthe situation;


If you would like to be considered for thisrole with a highly creative and talented team please send your CV to Adrian@big-planet.biz


Chief Game Designer - Midlands, UK

Our client is a highly experienced and exceptionally talented game developer, who have won multiple awards for their titles. They are now seeking a Chief Game Designer to lead a multi-discipline design group on a new AAA game.

The role requires that the right individual will act as ‘vision holder’ for the title, communicating the game’s vision inwardly to the team, upwards to project stakeholders and outwards to the publisher and press.

You must be flexible, highly motivated and approachable, with strong leadership abilities.

Requirements:

  • At least 7 years' industry experience in game design positions
  • Experience working in a Lead Design position (or similar) on at least one high-profile published console title
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working in open world or action/shooter genres is preferred, but not essential
  • A genuine passion for games
To apply for this role please forward CV’s to adrian@big-planet.biz

Level Designer - Midcore Mobile - Action - Scotland

We are assisting a Scottish games studio, who are working on an action, mobile, MMO. They are seeking a Level Designer to join their talented team, creating an exciting new IP. 


Job description

You will take your levels through the full development cycle from initial concept to completion - experience in 3D Modeling and Unity is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with one or more current generation engines and have a first-rate understanding of scripting and gamelogic. 

Responsibilities

· Participate in the creation, documentation and tuning of the level to design gameplay elements in accordance to the creative visions

·  Design and implement game levels that meet the style, quality and schedule of the project. 

· Implement appropriate difficulty, pacing and flow within game levels.

· Create and update relevant documentation as part ofthe design process.

· Work with quality control teams as part of the debugging process by communicating relevant information to work towards resolving reported issues in level designs;


Skills and Knowledge required

· Good knowledge of scripting languages (such as python,LUA etc.).

· Understand how to use the Level Design tools and software as part of the production pipeline and workflow.

· Solid knowledge of Microsoft office software.

· Basic understanding of 2D and 3D design tools (such as Sketchup, Photoshop, Maya etc.).


CV to adrian@big-planet.biz to apply

TECHNICAL DESIGNER – Scotland - Mid Core Action Title – Mobile games


Our client is a new Scottish mobile games studio seeking an enthusiastic designer who knows their tech. As part of our design group, you’ll be heavily involved in the production and development of all multiplayer game content. Your scripting and technical work will help underpin the foundations of the game.

Responsibilities

· The role involves visual script programming and game design. You will regularly liaise and collaborate with artists,animators,programmers and producers, and be a core resource to the rest of the level design team. Being able to work as part of a team is a must.

· You will use our visual scripting system to design and script missions and gameplay systems.

· Be resourceful and inventive with the tools available to you to implement unique and fun experiences, and re-usable systems. You are always looking for ways to fully exploit the potential of the scripting language you are using.

· You have a mind for numbers and logic. Working on complex systems with large sets of data, lots of moving parts and intricate scripting is something you thrive on.

· You will master the visual scripting system and be able to mentor other designers in its use.

Required Skills

· Experience with visual scripting systems(Unreal, Unity etc.) or other experience with programming and scripting languages (e.g. C#, VB, Lua, C++ etc.) is required.

· Comfortable in Excel and Word; able to write clearly and succinctly.

· A good communicator. You will be working with multiple disciplines in a team-oriented environment and must be able to clearly communicate goals leaving no room for vagueness or uncertainty. You must be able to listen to feedback and integrate that into your work.

Desirable Skills

· Experience as a designer or programmer working on AAA or Mobile games

· Experience with programming and scripting languages (e.g. Unity, Python, VB, LUA, C#, C++ etc.) highly preferred.

· When you talk about games, you love analysing the systems behind them. You know not only the “why” but the “how” a game system was implemented.

· Able to work independently and efficiently and able to take instruction and feedback. You understand about working under constraints.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Producer - Paris

Our client is a small to medium sized independent games studio making AAA sports titles. We seek a proven Producer to join their team.

Skills and Experience required:


  • PC/Console game experience as a Producer
  • Happy to work on Sports titles
  • Unreal Engine experience
  • Credited on at least one boxed AAA game as a Producer
  • Happy to work and live in Paris
  • EU Authorised
  • Fluent English or French Speaker
In return we offer a competitive salary, relocation assistance and a fantastic working environment.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Creative Director – Royal Leamington Spa, UK – AAA Studio - (Ref 653)

Our client is an independent game development studio. Established in 2010 by someof the most experienced and talented developers in the UK industry, their mission is to make genre-defining video games for a global audience.

Our client is looking for a Creative Director to setup and lead a world-classdesign team on an entirely new AAA project. You will help to define and be responsible for executing against the project’s vision.

You’ll take responsibility for team management and mentoring, as well as being a key member of the project leadership group.You will report directly to the Studio Creative Director.

Your experience within game design will have seen you work on multiple high-profile console titles in the course of your career. As Creative Director, you’ll have a demonstrable management track record and the ability to support, develop and inspire your team.

You’ll be flexible, highly motivated and approachable, with excellent communication skills honed by your experience of leading teams.

SKILLS SUMMARY,

 At least one published title in a Design leadership position or similar

Multiple high-profile published console titles

A demonstrable track record of quality in your previous work

Inspirational team management skills

A genuine passion for games

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios as a founding member on a new AAA project.


Game Designer – UK Midlands – Console

Our client is a multi-award winning studio that has excelled cross-platform, in many genres of games for all age groups, maintaining a consistently high meta-critic rating. To sustain their steady expansion they are looking for talented Game Designers to contribute to the studio’s already impressive portfolio of titles and present fresh ideas of their own.


Requirements

Ingenuity within game design, regardless of studio experience

Up to the minute knowledge of current-gen console game technology

Good communicator in English, verbally and written


We Offer

Competitive salary and benefits in an established studio with many new titles currently in development

A working environment that is relaxed yet rewarding

The opportunity to palpably contribute to the creation of new titles

The office is located in a vibrant, northern British city with good transport links


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #634)


Art Manager

Producer – UK North – Console

Senior Technical Producer – Warsaw, Poland – AAA Studio

Senior Technical Producer – Warsaw, Poland – AAA Studio

Our client is a world leading AAA games development studio based in Poland. Responsible for a giant hit series of RPG titles, our client is looking to expand its world class team with an experienced and well-organized Senior Technical Producer. Managing programmers’ teams and cooperating closely with Game Directors and Executive Producers to coordinate development processes within the studio. The successful candidate will participate in production of one of the best AAA games worldwide and will oversee schedules, progress reports, hires and resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for teams of talented developers and will help them to deliver a high quality content that we use in our games.

Day to Day:

Production management of the teams.

Liaising between various production departments.

Preparing and overseeing of schedules and budgets and maintaining them on a daily basis.

Ensuring timely delivery of assets and milestones.

Organising and running review meetings.

Helping to build the teams, including interviewing and hiring new candidates.

Required:

At least one AAA game shipped on previous or current generation of consoles or PC.

At least 5 years of experience as a Producer on the AAA title.

Proven understanding of the technical limitations and pipelines in game development process.

Proven ability to effectively work across teams involved in a game development life cycle.

Proactive problem solving skills.

Well developed organisation and coordination skills.

Positive and constructive attitude.

Experience using project management tools.

Ability to easily communicate in English.

Perks:

A modern and relaxed studio atmosphere with cutting-edge technologies.

A chance to work in an international environment in a booming industry.

A competitive salary and project based bonuses.

Private health care & MultiSport card.

From 20 to 26 days of paid vacation per year.

An exciting chance to work on one of the most acclaimed role-playing games.

A step by step assistance and ‘Relocation Package’ for foreigners willing to establish in Poland.

Polish lessons for foreign employees.

Apply Now: send CV to paul@big-planet.biz


Lead Quest Designer – Cracow – Console

Our client is fiercely independent. Having garnered considerable prestige, their most recent multi-million selling release saw them win ‘Best Game’ across the board. With their highly anticipated new title in development, they are looking for a Lead Quest Designer to lead the team.


Responsibilities

Oversee day-to-day work of the Cracow quest designers providing them with detailed feedback

With the Lead Writer and Narrative Producer review and maintain content quality and consistency with game lore, game structure and connections between quests/missions content

Communicate with other Leads regarding assets, systems, and balance between quality, deadlines and technical requirements


Requirements

At least 7 years experience in game development and content design with at least 2 years as a Lead Quest / Mission Designer

Proven experience with game editors and successful game development

Strong analytical and creative thinking abilities

Good communicator in English


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format, portfolio and showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #593)


Lead Gameplay Designer – Cracow

Our client is fiercely independent. Having garnered considerable prestige, their most recent multi-million selling release saw them win ‘Best Game’ across the board. With their highly anticipated new title in development, they are looking for an experienced AAA RPG Gameplay Designer to lead their team.


Responsibilities

Lead the team from prototyping to fully functioning released title

Inspire, mentor and represent the game design team

Analyse feedback and ingeniously resolve any issues with the Design Producer

Maintain project development quality within technical and timeline constraints

Document and archive development pipeline


Requirements

At least 7 years of relevant games industry experience, with at least 2 as Lead

At least 2 AAA RPG titles released, ideally in RPG, multiplayer and/or FPS

Experience in programming, scripting and game engines

Proficient using Flash, game design and editing tools

Good communicator in English


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #299)


Design Manager – UK North

Our client is a multi-award winning studio that has excelled cross-platform, in many genres of games for all age groups, maintaining a consistently high meta-critic rating. To sustain their steady expansion they are looking for an experienced Design Manager. The right candidate will oversee the studio design requirements, ensure current and future staff resources are optimised through mentoring, training and development. The role will involve some UK and overseas travel.


Responsibilities

Partner HR and Recruitment teams with staffing and freelancepotential

Collaborate with Studio, Discipline, Creative & Dev Directors toproject manage, and structure, mentor, support and develop design team todeliver skills availability at all times for all projects

Review and research tools, methods, reference materials and cuttingedge techniques to implement into development pipelines where necessary

With Design Directors ensure reviews go through on time and budget

Project Manage asrequired, liaising with publishers for design related matters

Entertaining customers, supporting PR initiatives, B2B relations andUniversity liaison, as required


We Offer

Competitivesalary and benefits in an established studio with many new titles currently indevelopment

A workingenvironment that is relaxed yet rewarding

Theopportunity to palpably contribute to the direction of the titles

The office is located in a vibrant, northern British city with goodtransport links

Please forward CV’s in .docor .docx format, and any portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant -adan@big-planet.biz


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Senior Producer – North West UK

Our client is a CGI Studio based in Manchester, creating Games Assets, Marketing Trailers, TV Commercials, Animation, In-engine Cinematics and Visual Target Movies. We seek a proven Senior Producer to work alongside and help manage their Automotive team and related projects.


 Job Responsibilities:


· Leading visual development to the client’s creative brief

· Ensure quality

· Monitor and approve work progress

· Motivate the team and deliver the project on time

· Ensure the creative vision of the project is upheld

· Work alongside artists and provide visual support to aid their work

· Innovative thinking, approaches and results encouraged

· Solve problems, trouble shoot and nip any disputes in the bud

· Pipeline management

· Implementation of new processes

· Reporting to clients and management

· Internal and external client facing presentations

· Internal reviews and appraisals

· Help with Business Development presentation preparation

· Proactive self-starter, with strong work ethic and professional drive

· 5 years minimum relevant experience

· Knowledge of production pipeline, 3DS Max and Nuke

· Be creative and tech savvy


Experience:


· 5 years in CGI

· 3DS Max and Nuke.

· Games or Automotive Industry experience or both

· Happy in a client facing role

· Assured, confident and effective man manager


 Package:

· Good salary relative to experience, bonus, pension and generous holidays


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Game Designer - Germany

Our client is one of the fastest growing studios in Europe. Excelling in social, MMO and F2P sectors. They are looking for a Senior Game Designer experienced in the online games sector, for the embellishment of existing as well as development of completely new game titles.


Responsibilities

Design features and mechanics to optimize the relevant KPIs

Analyse competition and present feature proposals

Development of new features for our existing multiplayer online games

Develop new game concepts through initial mock-ups and sketches for the graphics department, detailed game design documents, and close work with the product owner for analytics and balancing

Mentor and evolve fellow and junior designers


Requirements

At least 5 years in game design

Several years in online games, with at least 3 shipped titles

Excellent in the F2P sector skills: monetization, mathematical, analytical and logical

Good understanding of usability (KISS)

Good communicator in English, verbal and written


We Offer

Permanent senior position in a strong, expanding, friendly games studio

The opportunity to palpably guide the output without hierarchical restrictions

Guiding and inspiring an expert, international team

Career and personal development assistance

Health and leisure benefits


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #479)


Senior Designer – UK Scotland

As the largest independent mobile developer in Scotland our client is a global leader in developing, publishing and distributing digital interactive entertainment for smartphones, tablets, and social networks. They are looking for an experienced Senior Designer with innovation and creativity, who knows the impact design can have on the KPI’s, player retention and monetization.  

Responsibilities 
Collaborate with managers and team to establish and champion a stand out creative vision for our games 
Analyse data, propose and implement changes to improve KPI’s 
Push the quality and success of each game and motivate the team 
Keep abreast of new games, industry and market trends, platform and OS changes  

Requirements 
Experienced in mobile and F2P game design 
Demonstrable achievements in delivering quality to timescale  

We Offer: 
A permanent position in a creative and responsive environment at a growing studio 
Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes 
Health and leisure benefits 
Re-location assistance to a cultural hub with great transport connections

Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format, and any portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #449)

Lead Level Designer – Cracow

Our client is fiercely independent. Having garneredconsiderable prestige, their most recent multi-million selling release saw themwin ‘Best Game’ across the board. With their highly anticipated new title indevelopment, they are looking for a Lead Level Designer who is experienced inthe production of AAA titles to head up the team.


Responsibilities

Design, prototype, iterate documentation and craft uniquein-game levels

Using the proprietary game engine create level geometry,enemy encounters and other gameplay elements

Communicate interdepartmentally to ensure levels enhancegameplay and propel the narrative

With the Design Producer ensure proper balance betweenquality, deadlines and technical requirements

Create and optimise pipelines and processes

Recruitment and mentoring


Requirements

At least 7 years’ experience in development, with at least 2in a lead position in AAA games

Demonstrable excellence in a broad range of genres

Experience with game editors/ 3D packages

Experience working on current shooter tittles, with Action/RPGelements

Able to create map layouts on all stages – from simpledrawings to fully functional levels in an existing game engine

Able to fuse elements of the game world; level geometry/ texturing/lighting/ sound/ VFX to craft unique player experiences

Good communicator in English, both written and verbal andacross levels


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent lead role in a modern, much-admired studio

Opportunity to palpably guide the studio’s visual style

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format, showreel  andportfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #233)


Level Designer – South West France

Our clienthas become a major independent player in console games. Developing bothoriginal IP and working in tandem with partners to reimagine existingsuccesses. They have an opportunity for an imaginative and versatile LevelDesigner to join their team for a Current-Gen AAA game.


Responsibilities

With theteam and Lead create levels through sketches, prototype etc.

Integrateand adjust components of the missions

Work interdepartmentally(art, code, design, production)

Create andupdate Design documents 


Requirements

Able totranslate the design intentions into game situations

Goodanalytical and synthesis abilities

Rigorous,methodical and creative

Avid gamer,a strong affinity with driving games a big plus

1sthand experience on AAA production a plus too

Goodcommunicator in English, with an understanding of French


We Offer

Permanentposition in newly refurbished studio

Competitivesalary including profit share, annual bonus, health insurance and holidayallowance

Well-beingand work/life benefit program

Relocationassistance


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, RecruitmentConsultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #575)


Lead Level / Open-World Designer – UK North

Our client is a multi-award winning studio that has excelled cross-platform, in many genres of games for all age groups, maintaining a consistently high meta-critic rating. To sustain their steady expansion they are looking for a talented and experienced Open World/Level Designer to head up a key design pillar on a highly ambitious, character driven AAA console project. 


Responsibilities

Alongside the lead designer and lead narrative designer flesh out a living breathing reactive world

Within the game's narrative, evangelise, contextualise and create quests and missions, character backgrounds and events simulating a living open world

Manage the team and flesh out the player experience


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format, and any portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #115)


Senior Level Designer - UK Midlands

Our client has maintained its position as one of the UK’s most successful games developers for decades. Excelling across platforms, with the ‘fastest selling’ BAFTA award winning Best Sports Game. They are looking for a very experienced Level Designer to make the best racing games of the future.


Responsibilities

Creating the highest possible quality levels for projects developed within the studio

Collaborate interdepartmentally and build positive relationships

Operate self sufficiently, leading by example, and mentoring junior staff

Critiquing and being critiqued, alongside the Level Design Lead, translating abstract feedback into tangible improvements

Think logically, organise script and debug effectively

Keep up to date with current industry trends, continually optimising processes for themselves and team


Requirements

Proficient developing levels to whitebox / greybox standard to begin initial gameplay test and art review

Comfortable using text-based scripting for game logic, Lua and C# as well as visual scripting interfaces

An expert in: 2D and 3D concepting to explain the level in a clear and concise way, prototyping of levels, 3DStudio Max, learning internal tools

Highly competent at sourcing reference material, researching environments

Portfolio / showreel demonstrating accomplished realistic work

Avid gamer, interest in motorsports and racing an advantage

Good communicator in English


We Offer

A permanent senior position in a renowned international studio

Competitive salary and guaranteed holiday allocation

Cutting edge faculties in a glorious setting

Security and career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format, showreel and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #564)


Monetization Specialist – UK London

Our client has excelled in the mobile game F2P market. The downloads of their titles is in the hundreds of millions. Situated in central London, they are looking for Monetization Specialist accustomed to working in significant volumes of successful games.


Responsibilities

Utilize analyses of KPI’s, sales trends, retention curves and community feedback to advise the management, design, production, marketing, business and customer service teams on how to optimize monetization strategies for mobile F2P games

Organise resolutions to hurdles methodically with the team and beyond


Requirements

At least 2 years monetization experience in mobile games

Knowledgeable on games industry practices and innovative enough to imagine beyond them

Good communicator in English, able to advise to all levels

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary and benefits, including pension plan

Annual holiday allocation

Flexible working schedule

Well-being and leisure benefits


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #548)


EXTERNAL MOBILE GAMES PRODUCER – MIDLANDS UK

Our client is a well-established cross platform games development studio, currently developing mobile versions of their hit series of AAA titles. We require an experienced External Mobile Games Producer to make the new series of this hit franchise run on time and on budget.


The Job:


· External Developer relations.

· Maximize game quality.

· Progress reporting to stakeholders.

· Promote the game internally and externally.

· Budget responsibility.

· Exec Producer support, filling in and partnering when required.


Skills & Experience:


· External development experience

· Games industry experience

· 1 released title as an External Producer

· At least 2 released titles as a Producer

· Project Management experience

· Mobile games development experience

· Experience of all aspects of development on iOS/Android platforms


We offer competitive salary, a great working environment, hit household name AAA mobile titles to work on and relocation expenses.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply.


Senior Console Producer - Midlands UK

Experienced AAA go-to guy/girl needed to make this hit console game franchise run on time and on budget.


The job:


* Full lifecycle project management, developing processes and determining the programme

* Budget responsibility

* Delivering milestones on time

* Ensure quality if the product is up to and exceeds our fine tradition of high standards

* Appraisal and reporting duties


Skills


* Proven project management experience

* Excellent written and verbal communications

* AAA Console experience in a Producer role including understanding working with external and third party teams

* Certified PM methods e.g. Scrum

* Credited on at least 1 AAA title


We offer competitive salary, a great working environment,hit household name AAA titles to work on and relocation expenses.


To apply send CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Mobile Games Producer – Paris

Our client is a multi-national cross platform games development studio based in a leafy suburb of Paris. We are seeking a mid to senior level Producer to join their fast growing team


The role:


Working alongside the Creative Director, you will…


· Resource and schedule the team to meet the creative vision.

· Track and Plan the development of top of therange mobile games, working with international teams.

· Implement and track production processes

· Work alongside licensors and publishers to create successful outcomes.

· Work alongside the QA team to ensure a smooth release and further updates

· Be proactive with new market trends


Skills and Experience:


· 3 years + experience in a production role

· Project Management Guru

· Great written and verbal communication skills

· Agile and Scrum Ninja

· Excellent working knowledge of FTP methods and implementation

· Proven experience scheduling milestones, hitting them on time and on budget

· University education, with project management qualifications

· Fluent English speaker

· EU authorised work permit already in place


To apply send CV to ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss the role and your requirements.


Game Designer – Paris

Our client is looking for a Game Designer with experience in the F2P Mobile game sector.


Responsibilities

Design gameplay mechanics, progression systems and game economy for F2P and mobile titles

In line with the Creative Director, conceptualise, prototype, pitch and optimise new games

Break down interdisciplinary projects and distribute technically specific tasks to system and Game economy

Document and archive design evolution

Identify and mitigate risks

Review and analyse KPI’s and propose improvements


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant experience, particularly in mobile/F2P

Worked at least 1 cycle of released title

Degree qualified or comparable

Confident utilising Unity and MS Office Suite

Good communicator, in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Permanent position in internationally renowned, and expanding content provider

Personal development with well-defined career skill milestones

Holiday allowance, pension, health and housing benefits

Vibrant in-office well being/social atmosphere


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #528)


Game Director – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Game Director to turn creative direction to real game material.


Responsibilities

Working alongside the Creative Director guide the features and content from start to conclusion

Communicate interdepartmentally, maintaining the highest quality output

Drive workflow, optimising continually with the Leads, design teams and to partnered units

Showcase demos, vertical slices or prototypes as appropriate

Maintain creative vision, quality and achieve sign-off ably to schedule


Requirements

Led many development cycles

Demonstrable excellence project managing across multiple disciplines at all levels

Great mentor and staff developer

Confident utilising ZBrush, Mudbox, 3DS Max, Photoshop and coding in HTML, AI, C and C++


We Offer

A permanent senior position in a renowned international studio

The opportunity to palpably drive the titles

Competitive salary and guaranteed holiday allocation

Cutting edge faculties

Security and career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #513)


Art Manager – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an Art Manager to direct and elevate our art team.


Responsibilities

Manage the operations, progression and organiz
ation of the art teams

Recruit, mentor and cultivate the department’s talent

Reporting directly to the Art Director, you will partner the Art Producer to plan and schedule work-flow to produce AAA quality art to schedule

Identify project risks and recommend appropriate mitigation & contingencies


Requirements

Demonstrable excellence in top quality, photo-real artwork production for AAA titles

Lead experience at the helm of an art team

Confident utilising current art packages and tools

Good communicator in English, both for presentations and critiques

Avid gamer


We Offer

Permanent key, senior position in an internationally renowned studio

An opportunity to palpably contribute to the titles

The position is open to experienced managers and senior or lead artist to progress

Competitive salary and further career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, RecruitmentConsultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #507)


Senior Art Manager – Amsterdam

Our client is looking for an accomplished Senior Art Manager, to be dependable for the timely delivery of realistic, astounding art.


Responsibilities

Collaborate with Art Directors, Art and Code Leads, and outsourcers to plan and deliver to schedule

Manage day-to-day operations of the art teams

Optimise content creation pipelines in short and long-term

Optimise memory & performance in line with the developer teams


Requirements

At least 4 years art management experience in charge of large teams

Ideally experience in art production for open world games

Multiple AAA, photo-realistic releases worked

Demonstrable excellence optimizing: art creation pipelines, content management, technical processes, long-term scheduling, art tools

Good communicator in English, both verbally and written

Avid gamer


We Offer

Permanent position in a major global content provider

Career advancement opportunities

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #506)


UX Designer – UK South

Our client is looking for a creative UX Designer who can translate the curious into a natural, easy user interaction.


Responsibilities

Ensure consistency, usability and ease for the front-end user

Own the UX/UI development, optimising from personal input, user and developer feedback

Collaborate interdepartmentally (developers, artists, designers, QA, legal)

Utilising sketching, wireframing, interactive prototyping or personal processes to deliver a great UX

Continually developing your personal UI/UX and developing the studio’s


Requirements

At least 4 years relevant experience in which you have shipped at least 2 titles

Portfolio demonstrating exceptional art, graphics, game design, UI/UX and attitude

Confident utilising Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects and coding packages

Confident conducting research, prototyping, user testing, data analyzing and implementing that

Good communicator

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary and bonus scheme

Permanent position in a studio in a technology hub in striking distance of London and countryside

Mentored career advancement

Health, leisure and insurance benefits


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #503)


Console Producers Required – Mid to Exec Level

Our client is a leading AAA development studio based in theMidlands UK. We are seeking proven console game producers to join our already successfulteam. We have 2 requirements, for a Lead/Exec Producer, and a Mid to Senior Producer.


Requirements:


· AAA Console games experience in a Producer role

· Worked on hit titles with a 75% Metacriticrating or above

· EU work permit

· Fluent English speaker, with great communicationskills

· Great leadership skills; able to run a projecton time, on budget, and keep the studio a happy productive workplace whilstdoing the job like a pro.

· Experience of open world, action, adventure orsports titles would be helpful, but not essential


In return we offer full corporate benefits, competitive pay(really), and a great project to work on. This is a great opportunity to get infrom the ground up on a new project and help create our next blockbuster hittitle.


CV to ash@big-planet.bizto apply


Senior UX Designer – Germany

Our client is looking for an experienced UX Designer not only well versed in game design, but also with expertise with online user interaction.


Responsibilities

Conceptualize, mock-up, prototype, test and enhance wireframes, HUDs and UIs

Collaborate interdepartmentally to develop and optimize the UX for all products

Be accountable for the progression of user flow for the titles


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant experience in UX/UI

Preferably skilled in information architecture, conversion optimization and online interaction

Skilled in analysis, snag resolution and resources management

Confident utilising HTML, CSS and Flash and proficient user of Adobe Creative Suite, AxureRP

Good communicator in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Permanent senior position in a strong, expanding, friendly games studio

The opportunity to palpably guide the output without hierarchical restrictions

Guiding and inspiring an expert, international team

Career and personal development assistance

Health and leisure benefits


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #485)


UI Artist/Designer – UK South

Our client is looking for talented UI Artist / Designers with cross-platform experience to join their team as the studio is working on new and exciting new titles.


Responsibilities

Creation of new UI assets from conceptualization, through prototyping and effective implementation

Collaborate actively with Lead, Art Director, game design and development teams

Determine UI functionality

Maintain visual consistency


Requirements

Relevant UI design experience on released titles

Knowledgeable typography knowledge, including historical, current and emergent trends

Demonstrable understanding of player-centred UI behaviours across platforms

Skilled utilizing Adobe Creative Suite

Familiar utilizing Unreal Engine, CryEngine, Unity, Flash, Scaleform, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript a plus

Comfortable in Agile methodology

Good communicator


We Offer

Competitive salary, with company bonus, pension and guaranteed holiday allowance

Brand new studio in London’s green belt

Friendly and rewarding work environment

Health and leisure benefits


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 476)


UI/UX Designer – Austria

Our client is looking for an experienced UI/UX Designer who is as accomplished testing and prototyping designs as creating them.


Responsibilities

Design user interface, wire frames and mockups for a PC strategy game

Script prototypes, iterate reviews and tweak their implementation

Estimate task schedule and iterate asset requests


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant experience, some in web-based games

Skilled utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, Axure and Coherent UI

Competent working in a Scrum methodology

Accomplished testing and verifying a title’s usability

Good communicator in English

Currently eligible to work in the EU


We Offer

Long-term employment in an independent game development studio

Creative and ever-changing working environment

Office in historic cultural hub

Flexible working schedule


Please reply with CV in English in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #471)


Senior Game Designer – Barcelona

Our client is looking for a Game Designer with experience in the F2P sector.


Responsibilities

Guiding the development of unique, accomplished gameplay, look and audio of the title

Bring originality to the table whilst acknowledging current market successes

Deliver quality within timescale and budget


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant industry experience, some in F2P

At least 2 published titles worked the complete cycle, including prototyping

Familiar with Unity, some coding and developing for iOS and Andriod

Good with analytics and game balancing

Team player

Good communicator


We Offer

Permanent senior position in a friendly, international studio in a cultural capital

Clear career progression opportunities

Leisure benefits

Flexible work schedule


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format, portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #470)


Senior / Lead QA Engineer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for a very experienced QA Engineer who is a real team player.


Responsibilities

Team leading/ mentoring

Workflow administration

Bug database management

Test Plan iteration and completion


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant senior experience in mobile platforms

Platform compliance testing experience

Conversant with bug database software

We Offer

A permanent role in a progressive, successful game studio

Offices located in a game development hub in a stunning setting

Competitive salary and long-term employee investment


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 368)


Senior Multiplayer Designer – Warsaw

Our client is looking for Multiplayer Designer with experience in AAA games.


Responsibilities

Design, set-up, prototype, develop tools, balance and optimize multiplayer systems

Liaise with developer and design teams to implement game vision for multiplayer format

Resolve snags


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant experience

At least 1 released, multiplayer title worked cycle

Qualified to degree or comparable level

Knowledge of scripting languages

Comfortable with C/C++ and C# a plus

Good communicator in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Opportunity to palpably contribute to the studio’s style

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #463)


QA Lead – UK North

Our client is looking for a QA Lead, preferably with experience in AAA games.


Responsibilities

Creating test plans, monitoring and iterating QA documentation for the entire cycle

Delegate to internal and external QA teams

Grey box testing

Black box / functional testing

Daily smoke testing on all target platforms

Liaise with Development and Publisher teams to:

  • Pinpoint early testing openings
  • Set Quality Requirement definitions and testing
  • Monitor schedule and project check-ins
  • Execute Bug Triages

Liaise with Leads and Management as spokesperson for bug reporting and processing

Provide QA signoff at alpha, beta and gold master stages


We Offer

Competitive salary in an established studio with many new titles currently in development

A working environment that is relaxed yet rewarding

The opportunity to palpably contribute to the quality of the titles

The office is located in a vibrant, northern British city with good transport links


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #466)


Senior Game Designer – Germany

Our client is looking for an experienced Designer with a track record of successful published titles.


Responsibilities

Drive the various facets of the titles’ development to produce quality gaming

Actively steer collaborators interdepartmentally to bring the parts together

Iterate and archive work log

Manage critiques and incorporate recommendations


Requirements

At least 3 successful, critically well-received titles worked the cycle

Proven track record in strategy games

Skilled in design of core/balance/systems and utilizing MS Excel

Good and clear communicator in English

Avid gamer, particularly strategy games


We Offer

A permanent senior position in a major global studio group

A central role within the creative team and the opportunity to palpably influence the design

Flexible working schedule

Health and leisure benefits


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 452)


Designer – UK Scotland

Our client is looking for an experienced Designer to develop new and optimise existing titles.


Responsibilities

Design of quality player experiences and dynamic game mechanics

Focus on data analysis, implementing change and optimizing the KPI’s

Keep abreast of rival titles and actively develop the studios portfolio


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant experience, some in F2P and mobile preferred

Skilled in delivering entertaining gaming

Skilled in data analysis, implementing change and optimizing the KPI’s

Encyclopedic knowledge, both historically and cutting edge

Team player

Good communicator


We Offer:

A permanent position in a creative and responsive environment

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

Re-location assistance to a cultural hub with great transport connections


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 450)


Senior Lead Designer – UK Scotland

Our client is looking for an Experienced Designer to lead the development of a new title.


Responsibilities

Drive the design process in collaboration with key stakeholders

Maintain quality whilst exploring new game areas

Deliver a unique game experience with standout features, to schedule and brief

Excite, engage and then retain players

Collaborate vertically and horizontally


Requirements

At least 4 years relevant experience, some in F2P and mobile

Skilled in delivering entertaining gaming

Skilled in data analysis, implementing change and optimizing the KPI’s

Encyclopedic knowledge, both historically and cutting edge

Team player

Good communicator


We Offer:

A permanent position in a creative and responsive environment

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

Re-location assistance to a cultural hub with great transport connections


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 449)


Level Designer – Warsaw

Our client is looking for an experienced Level Designer to create new environments in our new world.


Responsibilities

Collaborate with the environment art and design teams to:

  • Make drafts and maps in 2D and 3D
  • Build new locations utilising existing meshes and tools
  • Conform new work within exact requirements
  • Prep locations for events


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant experience

Familiarity across game engines for level design

Ease in utilising 3DS Max and Maya

Portfolio demonstrating creativity and exactitude

Understanding of topography and landscape

Team player

Excellent communicator in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 440)


Project Manager – AAA Studio – Midlands UK

Our client are seeking a skilled and experienced Project Manager to form part of our world class team and manage the production pipeline. 


You will be responsible for the process by which production is planned and reported.This extends to the specification of milestone objectives, the tracking of progress within milestone periods and the collation of historic information to aid future projections. Additionally, you will use your experience within game development to identify project risks and logical dependencies, proposing optimal solutions where issues emerge.


You must be flexible, highly motivated and approachable in a role that will see you interact with all development disciplines in pursuit of successful project delivery.


You should have:


· A strong academic background.

· Full project lifecycle experience in a planning or project management role.

· Exposure to a range of project management software packages.

· Solid MS Excel and Project skills.

· Strong numerical skills.

· Excellent written communication.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios,using cutting edge technology to create world class games, within an established, highly talented and collaborative team.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Designer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Game Designer with experience in AAA console games.


Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Design Lead you will be responsible for major parts of the game design

Leading and mentoring the team

Ensuring sustained high standards are met

Communicating internally and externally to positive effect

Adapting working practice as necessity dictates


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant games industry experience

At least 1 AAA title where you were in a senior role

Proven track record leading interdepartmental development

Enthusiasm for games


We Offer

Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunities to palpably contribute to a series of highly successful titles

Competitive salary and career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 276)


Senior Games Designer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Games Designer with a broad breadth of experience in games and platforms.


Responsibilities

Deliver results to brief and to schedule

Contribute imaginative ideas to the conceptualisation of the game design and its sources

Consult, coordinate and inspire the design team

Iterate the design journal and steer the progress in step with the Lead

Research the design content, gameplay and current game trends, and disseminate to all development teams

Coordinate testing with QA Leads, and mastermind fixes

Maintain game balance, staying true to the design’s vision


Requirements

At least 4 years relevant experience

At least 1 title worked the complete cycle

In-depth understanding of development process, researching and game mechanisms

Avid gamer with knowledge of historic and new games, including MMO’s, across platforms

Skilled office management

Good communicator in English


We Offer

A permanent senior position in a renowned international studio

The opportunity to palpably contribute to the titles

Competitive salary and guaranteed holiday allocation

Cutting edge faculties

Security and career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 428)


Senior Designer (Mobile) – Berlin

Our client is looking for an experienced designer specialised in mobile gaming. You will be joining a friendly team, and more than 120 million users of their game website.


Responsibilities

Create new and tune existing games in collaboration with designers and artists

Prototype new directions in mockups and present to the teams

Team mentoring

 Communication of test and data analyses


Requirements

At least 3 years mobile / online games knowledgeable experience

Either expertise in a specialized game design area or broad multi-disciplinary knowledge

Demonstrable ability to clearly communicate complicated systems

Creativity matched with pragmatic problem solving

Scrum methodology preferred


We Offer

A permanent position in a leading company with enjoyable working environment in Europe’s cultural capital

Attainment rewarded work structure

Flexible working schedule


Please reply with CV in English in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 202)


Senior / Lead Designer – UK Scotland

Our client is looking for an experienced Designer who has enjoyed success in casual games.


Responsibilities

Driving the title through prototyping to release

Bring originality to the table whilst acknowledging current market successes

Realizing, then championing the vision with all the Leads

Explore alternative genres and distinctive mechanics

Deliver a truly unique, accomplished game

Analyze player data analysis and KPI’s to retain existing and recruit new players

Deliver quality within timescale and budget


Requirements

Excelled in mobile, F2P casual games

Demonstrable brilliance in innovative game design

Team leadership

Avid gamer with up-to-the-minute and historical game/game platform knowledge


We Offer

A lead position in a creative and responsive environment

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

Re-location assistance to a cultural hub with great transport connections


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 408)


Gameplay Designer - Poland

Our client is looking for an experienced Gameplay Designer.

Responsibilities

Gameplay, AI and combat systems creation from prototyping to fully functioning released title

Communicate across programming, narrative design and animation departments

Analyse feedback and ingeniously resolve any issues

Maintain project development within technical and timeline constraints

Document and archive development pipeline

Requirements

At least 2 years of relevant games industry experience

At least 1 AAA RPG title released

Experience in programming and scripting

Proficient using Flash, game design and editing tools

We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance

Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 396 / 397)


Art Producer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Art Producer.


Responsibilities

Planning and logging art content production

Utilising achieved goal timeframes, effectively plan and realize future milestones

Optimise resolutions to project risks

Liaise interdepartmentally to streamline product delivery


Requirements

Multiple production lifecycles worked

Skilled with project management and comfortable with its software packages

Good communicator in English

Good numeracy and spread sheet utilization 


We Offer

Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunities to palpably contribute to the titles

Competitive salary and career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 395)


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