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Design & Production Vacancies

Producer Cross Platform Studio SE England Ref 1403

We are working with a renowned independent cross platform game studio based in South-East England looking for a Producer to join their team. You will be responsible for managing the games, ensuring they are on track and that they follow the studio's vision. 

What will you be doing?

  • Become an integral part of the production process, interacting across diverse disciplines and departments to drive our exceptional features forward
  • Keeping track of Key Performace Indicators
  • Ensuring deadlines are met

Who you are

  • 1+ released title from full development life cycle
  • F2P live-ops experience
  • Light-touch production systems
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management in any capacity a bonus
  • Design experience a bonus
  • CMS and Photoshop a bonus

Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a comfortable and collaborative environment with a talented and ambitious team. This studio offers social events, office lunches and a competitive salary.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1403.

We are an equal opps company. Value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Lead Designer AAA Games Yorkshire Ref 1400

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in Yorkshire, UK who is looking for a Lead Game Designer to join their team.

What will you be doing?

  • Overseeing game features throughout development life cycle
  • Ensuring game feature quality
  • Using testing and telemetry data to review game designs
  • Mentoring junior members of the team


Who you are

  • 5+ years in the games industry 
  • UE4
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


Benefits

This company offers a great bonus scheme, generous holiday, flexi-time and a competitive salary. You will be given the chance to work in a comfortable, friendly environment with a diverse team.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1400.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Lead Technical Game Designer Sim Studio Prague Ref 1389

We are working with a simulation studio based in Prague who is looking for a Lead Technical Game Designer to join their team. You will be instrumental in bringing the game's vision to life and work on the next big simulation product. This is one of the largest simulation studios in the world, working with cutting-edge technology.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting with hiring, salary administration, performance management and team mentoring
  • Improving coding for scripting languages
  • Contributing to the design process
  • Ensuring collaboration between UI and UX designers
  • Research, analytics and design vision
  • Leading scope and estimation processes
  • Case generation and estimation techniques
  • Keeping the design vision on track

Who you are

  • 6+ years in technical game design
  • 2+ years in people management
  • 1+ scripting/programming language
  • 1+ released console or PC title as a Lead/Senior Designer
  • Agile software development
  • Simulations/FPS game development a bonus
  • UX/AI design a bonus
  • Research/business analysis/product management a bonus

Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a challenging yet comfortable environment with a diverse team, work with cutting-edge technology, be given a competitive salary and a have fantastic chance to grow within the company.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1389.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Game Director Game Studio Poland Ref 1391

We are working with a well-established independent game studio based in Poland with a range of high-profile titles who is looking for a Game Director to join their team. You will be the creative force behind the game, and as such your role will be pivotal in both artistic and functional aspects.

What will you be doing?



  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Designers, Artists and Producers to efficiently reinforce new features

  • Overseeing all aspects of the game and lifecycle 

  • Leading the creative vision of the game

  • Laying down design intentions 

  • Pitching commercial ideas to partners

  • Setting milestones for design

  • Ensuring gameplay is enjoyable, balanced and audience appropriate



  • Who you are


  • Previous experience in the games industry as a Lead Designer, Game Director or Creative Lead

  • 1+ released console or PC action RPG title

  • Online multi-player game development

  • Design techniques, tools, processes and pipelines e.g. prototyping, scritping, level editing...

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Multiple genre experience (e.g. FPS, RPG...) a bonus

  • Video game consumer engagement, retention and monetization experience a bonus

  • 3D art creation, Microsoft Office, Confluence, Jira and Perforce a bonus


      Benefits

      You will be given a good work-life balance, open communication and opportunity for advancement, free healthy snacks and no crunch.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1391.

      We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Designer AAA Games South East England Ref 1384

We are working with a highly successful console games and simulation studio based in the South of England who is looking for a Senior Designer to join their team and work on their simulation games.

This is a studio who believes passionately in their mission to build appealing worlds and craft stunning and inspiring games.

What will you be doing?



  • Mentoring the design team

  • Build upon simulation tools and pipelines

  • Contributing to the design roadmap

  • Playing a significant role in the decision-making process

  • Ensuring capacity planning and scope management adhere to project goals


  • Who you are



    • 1+ released game title as a Senior Designer

    • Full game lifecycle experience

    • UE4 and UE4 Blueprints

    • Interpersonal and communication skills


    • Benefits

      You will be given the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on the future of this studio's games, work in a challeging yet supportive environment, have a great work-life balance, work with state of the art technology and be given a competitive salary and benefits.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1384.

      We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

UX Designer Game Publisher South England Ref 1383

We are working with a cross platform game studio who is looking for a UX Designer to join their team.

What will you be doing?

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of Designers, Product Managers, Art Leads and Play Testers
  • Designing interfaces
  • Illustrating UI componants
  • Ensuring necessary and adequate information is provided to the player base
  • Troubleshooting live products
  • UX competitor research and evaluations
  • Building conceptual UX ideas
  • Visualising UX solutions using sketches and storyboards
  • User testing to consolidate ideas


Who you are

  • Design software e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator
  • User Interface and Application design experience (mobile or console games a bonus)
  • UI and UX knowledge
  • User experience project creation
  • Wireframing tool knowledge
  • Prototyping tools
  • Appreciation of visual santax e.g. colour, shape, motion...


Benefits 

You will be given the opportunity to work with one of the UK's biggest game studios to create a product you can be genuinely proud of. This studio offers social events, pub trips, a competitive salary and a good pension scheme.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1383.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Game Designer VR Studio Amsterdam Ref 1380

We are working with a leading independent virtual reality studio based in Amsterdam who is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join their talented team.

What will you be doing?

  • Offering creative ideas to all aspects of game design
  • Providing improvements to the new product
  • Implementation tasks from project planning and scrum process
  • Building prototypes for evaluation
  • Reviewing game designs
  • Mentoring junior members of the team

Who you are

  • 5+ years in the games industry
  • Unreal and Blueprint
  • Quality awareness
  • Maths, logic and analytical skills
  • VR/AR experience


Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a creative and collaborative environment, have a great work-life balance and no crunch. This isan inclusive studio that values their staff, offering on the job training as well as competitive salaries.

Application 

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1380.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


Senior Designer PC and Console Games Austria Ref 1378

We are working with an independent PC and console game studio based in Austria who is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join their team.

What will you be doing?

  • Hand-on design implementation
  • Providing clear goals by communicating your designs
  • Iterating tools and features
  • Mentoring other members of the design team
  • Ensuring development cycles are coordinated


Who you are

  • 3+ released PC/console titles
  • Technical and analytical design skills
  • Unreal a bonus
  • Scrum framework a bonus


Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a creative and friendly environment on challenging and interesting projects. This studio offers flexible working hours, holiday pay, a bonus scheme and a competitive salary. 

Application 

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1378.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Level Designer Game Publisher South England Ref 1376

We are working with a cross platform game studio based in the South of England who is looking for a Senior Level Designer to join their talented team.

What will you be doing?

  • Designing content such as stages, puzzles and challenges
  • Collaborating with Lead Designers to ensure feature work is prioritized and of high quality
  • Ensuring content design and internal vision is understood across the whole team
  • Using quick visualization tools to convey high level overviews of new concepts and content 
  • Building custom level editing tools and basic scripting
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving


Who you are

  • 3+ years as a Level Designer
  • Quick vizualization tools such as Sketch-up and Pro-builder
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in a Unity environment a bonus


Bonus

You will be given the opportunity to work with one of the UK's biggest game studios to create a product you can be genuinely proud of. This studio offers social events, pub trips, a competitive salary and a good pension scheme.

Application 

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1376.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Lead Game Designer VR Studio Amsterdam Ref 1374

We are working with a leading independent virtual reality studio based in Amsterdam who is looking for a Lead Game Designer to join their talented team.

What will you be doing?

  • Offering creative ideas to all areas of game design
  • Providing improvements to the new product
  • Implementation tasks from project planning and scrum process
  • Building prototypes for evaluation


Who you are

  • 7+ years in the games industry
  • 2+ years as a Lead Designer
  • 1+ accredited released title as a Lead Designer
  • Unreal and Blueprint
  • Maths, logic and analytical skills
  • VR/AR experience


Benefits

You will be given the opportunity to work in a creative and collaborative environment, have a great work-life balance and no crunch. This isan inclusive studio that values their staff, offering on the job training as well as competitive salaries.

Application 

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1374.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Associate Producer Game Studio London Ref 1369

We are working with a well-established independent game studio with a range of high-profile products who is looking for an Associate Producer to join their team. This is a unique opportunity which is not usually available, located in this studio's new London office, and is a fantastic chance to develop your career as a Producer.

What will you be doing?

  • Liaising with the project management teams to ensure commercially successful games
  • Project risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Providing feedback to milestone deliverables
  • Delivering appropriate assets and materials 


Who you are

  • 2+ years in game development
  • 1+ released console title
  • External production experience
  • Jira, MS Office and Google Docs
  • Time management and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


Benefits

You will be given a good work-life balance, open communication and opportunity for advancement, free healthy snacks and no crunch.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1369.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Game Director PC and Console Games Europe Ref 1354

We are working with an independent PC and console game studio based in German-speaking Europe who is looking for a Game Director to join their team and take ownership of their next project. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new IP and be the the centre of a creative vision.

The work environment is international and English-speaking, German language skills are not required for this role.  

What will you be doing?


  • Building and implementing innovative project vision, ensuring this is reflected at every stage of the process, including music, storytelling and artistic direction
  • Identifying appropriate project methods and strategies
  • Keeping the project in line with a realistic set of goals
  • Ensuring all project requirements are met by liaising with the main IP’s holders
  • Risk assessment


Who you are


  • 5+ years as a Lead Designer/Creative Director/Producer
  • Multiple released titles
  • Production pipelines
  • User story creation and Jira/Confluence
  • Appreciation of the user experience
  • Stakeholder management both internally and to the publishers
  • Unreal Engine
  • SCRUM
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • EU passport holder


Benefits   
This studio offers a creative and friendly working environment, flexible working hours, holiday pay, a bonus scheme and a competitive salary.  

Application

Please send your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1354.  

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Project Manager AAA Games Yorkshire Ref 1367

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in Yorkshire; UK, who is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their team.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing and maintaining project schedules
  • Taking ownership of the project change process by keeping a project record and delivering reports and risk registers
  • Developing an understanding of the Key Performance Metrics 
  • Identifying potential issues and developing resolutions


Who you are

  • Experience in a similar role in games, software or related
  • Appreciation of project management concepts, tools and approaches
  • Educated to degree level
  • Maths ability
  • MS Project and Excel
  • Agile and Waterfall
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • SCRUM a bonus


Benefits

This company offers a great bonus scheme, generous holiday, flexi-time and a competitive salary. You will be given the chance to work in a comfortable, friendly environment with a diverse team.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1367.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Producer AAA Games NW England Ref 1366

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the North-West of England who are looking for a Producer to join their team and work on their exciting new unannounced title.

What will you be doing?

  • Ensuring project milestones are met by managing schedules across mulitple departments
  • Creating realistic goals
  • Controlling feature creep
  • Keeping the project in line with expectations
  • Managing potential discrepencies between schedule, capacity and design goals
  • Risk assessment
  • Ensuring team members are equipped with appropriate resources to remian on schedule
  • Mentoring junior members of the team


Who you are

  • 3+ years in a production role
  • 2+ released console/PC titles
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


Benefits

This company offers a great bonus scheme, generous holiday, flexi-time and a competitive salary. You will be given the chance to work in a comfortable, friendly environment with a diverse team.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1366.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Sound Designer AAA Games Yorkshire Ref 1353

Are you a skilled Sound Designer? Do you have experience in the games industry? Are you interested in working with a multi-award winning AAA game studio?

We are working with a cross-platform AAA game studio based in Yorkshire, UK who are looking for a Senior Sound Designer to join their team and work on their exciting pillar titles.

What will you be doing?

  • Buidling high quality original SFX
  • Working alongside the audio team to help shape audio style and standards
  • Delivering audio assets according to schedule
  • Mentoring junior members of the team


Who you are

  • Wwise middleware
  • 4+ released AAA titles as an Audio Designer
  • Field and studio recording
  • Foley recording and application
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


Benefits


Fantastic city location, competitive salary, bonus scheme, good work-life balance and many more...

Application


Please email your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1353.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We are GDPR compliant.

Executive Producer AAA Studio Yorkshire Ref 1065

Britain most successful third party studio is now looking for an executive producer to work on their pillar AAA multiplatform franchise titles. Part of this key role is being the main point of contact for our clients as well as responsible for the delivery of industry standard contracts and building and maintain long term relationships.

What will you do?

  • Establish clear measurable goals for the project team through to completion.
  • Maintain optimal balance between time, quality and cost for production and creative departments
  • Upsell our services to our clients to maintain our competitive edge
Who you are
  • Completed multiple full project life cycles in the games industry
  • Led development budgets in excess of £10M concurrently
  • Delivered at least one game with MC of 75% or greater, in a leadership position.
  • Maintain a positive outlook despite adversity and motivate staff
  • Direct a team of producers to create and maintain an effective production planning and tracking system to suit any particular project, which is meaningful to any particular phase.
  • Identify and use data sets to inform and drive decisions.
  • Establish Projects critical metrics / Dashboard and be able to use this to communicate progress both internally and to clients.
  • Own the project P&L, able to set up a P&L and track its progress.
  • Operate using project change control process.
How will you be rewarded?We pride ourselves on our superb benefits package including flexible working hours, extended holidays, onsite gym and balanced snacks onsite. We offer training onsite and promote from within. We're based in a dynamic, cultural city in the North of England. 

Please send your  CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1065.


We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Art, Design and Audio Manager VR Studio Holland Ref 1044

This VR studio based in Amsterdam is looking for a Creative Managerfocusing on art, design and audio departments. You will:

· Allocate workforce for future projects and supervisionand assistance as and when needed

· Work alongside Leads and HR

· Be in charge of recruitment of staff for the creativedepartments including art, design and audio

· Manage outsourcing of creative team

· 6+ years’ experience in the games industry workingextensively wiith art and design

· People management

· EU citizen or eligibility to work in the EU

We offer a great work-life balance in the heart of Amsterdam.  Fancy progressing your career and want tobreak into the VR industry?  Then pleasereach out to bonnie@big-planet.biz sendingyour CV as a Word document and quoting reference 1044.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity anddon’t discriminate.  We are GDPRcompliant.


VR Studio Senior Producer Amsterdam Ref 1059

This VR studio based in Amsterdam is looking for a seniorproducer to work on their VR title. 

You will:

· Manage time, deliverables and budgets for theproduction team

· Work alongside the Game Director

· 6+ years experience in the games industry withmultiple games under your belt on multiplatforms

· Mentoring and train junior members of staff

· Excel and Scrum…

· Solid communication, documentation and presentationskills

· Able to work to deadlines

· EU citizen or eligibility to work in the EU

We offer a great work-life balance where crunch doesn’texist in the heart of Amsterdam.  Fancy achange and want to break into the VR industry? Then please reach out to bonnie@big-planet.bizquoting reference 1059.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity anddon’t discriminate.  We are GDPRcompliant.


Senior Designer Wanted Games London Reference 1013

Our client based in London is looking for a senior 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 Word format, portfolio/showreel links to Bonnie Pavlo, Senior Recruitment Consultant - bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1013.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant

Producer F2P Games Studio Czech Republic Reference 1043

This groundbreaking mobile games studio based in the Czech Republic is looking for a producer to work on their pillar titles. 
What will you do?

  • Be in charge and propel projects forward whilst liaising with key partners and feedback to relevant teams
  • Scheduling and milestones 
  • Setting and managing goals 
  • Identifying risks and confliction resolution
Who you are:
  • 3+ years production experience with at least one full production development cycle 
  • One released title (with full production development cycle) for mobile games
  • People management skills
  • Experience working with different teams including art, animation, design...
  • Work independently to tight deadlines
We offer a considerable bonus scheme, meal time vouchers, staff dos and a great work environment.  Sounds like your dream job then please forward your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1043

We are a equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.

Creative Director Games China Reference 1042

This 3rd party studio based in the South West of China is looking for a Creative Director/Lead Designer.  

You will be:

  • Managing a team of 4-8 designers across multiple concurrent projects 
  • The go-between from Producer to Client
  • Preparing design briefs for clients
  • Reporting to the Executive Producer
  • Working with a multidisciplinary team incl. Art Director, TD and Producer
  • Scheduling projects
  • Providing client feedback
  • Reporting and giving daily feedback to the Design Team
Who you are
  • 4+ years with complete design life cycle experience with at least 2+ released console titles under your belt
  • Knowledge of other key areas including art, audio, programming, animation...is a bonus
  • English speaking
Want to live and work in China?  We offer competitive salaries, excellent relocation packages and great work life balance. 

Please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1042.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant. 

UK's 90% Metacritic AAA Racing Studio hiring Track Designer Ref 963

Our client, one of the UK's premiere AAA development studios; well-known for the exacting standards of polish displayed on every title they ship. They are now offering an opportunity for a gifted Track Designer to join their North UK studio's talent in delivering AAA racing experiences. 


Responsibilities:

  • Play a major role in establishing, then communicating the vision for the overall racing experience across tracks to Art, Animation and Audio teams
  • Work closely with Senior Track Designer for feedback and design goals, championing a standard-setting racing experience at the production's every corner to the finish


Requirements:
  • At least 3 years' experience within the games industry and at least one title shipped, ideally involved in racing game track design
  • A passionate communicator of ideas in verbal, written and visual terms across all departments and levels, 3D modelling software knowledge highly beneficial
  • Prior level design and scripting exposure within current-gen engine (UE4 / Unity5), having dissected and isolated the formula of what makes a racing track great
  • Infectious enthusiasm, relentless motivation to improve and learn and a passion for delivering great games


To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 963 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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90% Metacritic AAA Studio Vacancy For Senior Design, North UK Ref 403

Our client, one of the UK's premiere AAA development studios; well-known for the exacting standards of polish displayed on every title they ship. They are now offering an opportunity for a gifted Game Designer to join their North UK studio's talent. 

Responsibilities:

  • Own the creative vision for major features that define the AAA experiences the studio is known for, constantly striving for innovation and quality throughout the course of the project's life-cycle
  • Create and deliver presentations to stakeholders, forming concrete goals and metrics for features that will drive industry standards for years to come
  • Take part in feature implementation across multiple departments, reviewing, adjusting and iterating in a dynamic feedback-loop
  • Share industry know-how to help Junior members excel across the team


Requirements:

  • AAA games design veterancy of 5 years or more, having been involved in crafting great games from inception to release, with a finger on the pulse of the gamer environment
  • Experience in the tight-rope balancing act of complex systems within AAA games (ideally Unreal 3/4), confident in understanding the needs of diverse departments
  • Organisational and time-keeping skill as well as effective communication of ideas and features in visual, verbal and written terms with an infectious passion that puts the player at the heart
  • Additional understanding of UE4 Blueprint Scripting and a background in game theory or related sciences greatly beneficial



To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 403 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency. 
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UK AAA Multi-Platform Studio open to Vehicle Handling Designer Ref 959

Our client is a renowned AAA studio with a varied list of releases, world renowned for its action titles. They now seek to hire an experienced Vehicle Handling Designer in delivering next generation of racing experiences at their North UK studio.


Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Lead Game Designer, play a key role in the design of each vehicle's handling pattern and feedback to meticulously craft engaging AAA driving experiences
  • Consult Programming team regularly in iterating and improving the physics system and representing vehicle design goals across the team
  • Receive and provide feedback and communicate across departments in a continual loop with the player driving experience at hear


Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience within the games industry, with experience developing and tuning vehicle handling on at least one published title
  • Strong grasp of vehicle physics and how they translate into a driving experience, with an understanding of the differences between different types of driving game, from sims to arcade racers
  • Fluency in technical communication, can-do attitude and effective communication in verbal, written and visual terms across departments


To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to bonnie@big-planet.biztoday, citing Ref 959.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency. 
Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

Lead Designer Wanted VR Studio Holland Ref 935

We are working with one of the top tier VR studios in the world based in Amsterdam and they are currently looking for a Lead game designer to showcase their VR and AR games and applications. 

What will you do?

  • Collaborate with art, tech and production to ensure the highest quality product is delivered
  • Co-operate in the overall planning of a project and you are proficient and dedicated in organizing and planning
  • Look ahead, investigate and introduce new techniques and methodologies
  • Anticipate on technical and systemic issues and the effects of such issues on other teams or projects
  • Handle and mentor your team members, inspire and motivate them
What skills do you need to have?
  • Previous experience as a lead in AR and VR game designer
  • Unreal and Blueprint
  • 8+ years of game industry experience
  • English speaking
Plusses:
  • UI/UX design
  • Narrative design
  • Technical game design
  • Previous shipped VR or AR products
  • Understanding of design tools and pipelines
How will we support you?
  • A phenomenal work-life balance with a zero-crunch policy
  • Working in a creative and quality driven environment with hardworking colleagues
Sounds like your dream job then please send  your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 935.


We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate and are a GDPR compliant agency.

90% Metacritic AAA Studio Vacancy -Senior Design, North UK Ref. 323

Our client, one of the UK's premiere AAA development studios; well-known for the exacting standards of polish displayed on every title they ship. They are now offering an opportunity for a gifted Game Designer to join their North UK studio's talent. 

Responsibilities:

  • Own the creative vision for major features that define the AAA experiences the studio is known for, constantly striving for innovation and quality throughout the course of the project's life-cycle
  • Create and deliver presentations to stakeholders, forming concrete goals and metrics for features that will drive industry standards for years to come
  • Take part in feature implementation across multiple departments, reviewing, adjusting and iterating in a dynamic feedback-loop
  • Share industry know-how to help Junior members excel across the team


Requirements:

  • AAA games design veterancy of 5 years or more, having been involved in crafting great games from inception to release, with a finger on the pulse of the gamer environment
  • Experience in the tight-rope balancing act of complex systems within AAA games (ideally Unreal 3/4), confident in understanding the needs of diverse departments
  • Organisational and time-keeping skill as well as effective communication of ideas and features in visual, verbal and written terms with an infectious passion that puts the player at the heart
  • Additional understanding of UE4 Blueprint Scripting and a background in game theory or related sciences greatly beneficial



To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 323 today.

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90% Metacritic AAA Studio Vacancy in Game Design Ref. 634

Our client, one of the UK's premiere AAA development studios; well-known for the exacting standards of polish displayed on every title they ship. They are now offering an opportunity for a gifted Game Designer to join their North UK studio's talent. 

Responsibilities:

  • Own the creative vision for major features that define the AAA experiences the studio is known for, constantly striving for innovation and quality throughout the course of the project's life-cycle
  • Create and deliver presentations to stakeholders, forming concrete goals and metrics for features that will drive industry standards for years to come
  • Take part in feature implementation across multiple departments, reviewing, adjusting and iterating in a dynamic feedback-loop 
  • Share industry know-how to help Junior members excel across the team


Requirements:

  • AAA games design veterancy, having been involved in crafting great games from inception to release, with a finger on the pulse of the gamer environment
  • Experience in the tight-rope balancing act of complex systems within AAA games (ideally Unreal 3/4), confident in understanding the needs of diverse departments
  • Organisational and time-keeping skill as well as effective communication of ideas and features in visual, verbal and written terms with an infectious passion that puts the player at the heart
  • Additional understanding of UE4 Blueprint Scripting and a background in game theory or related sciences greatly beneficial


To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 634 today.

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UI/UX Designer - Mobile - Spain Ref. 915

Our client is one of the most recognised developers in Spain. With a powerful foothold in the Freemium Mobile market, they are now looking to add an experienced VFX Artist to their Spanish studio's talent.


Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Lead Designer, take ownership of all espects of user flow, prioritisation and organisation of all user-side information of the game, researching and proposing UI art styles and preparing feature mock-ups
  • Play an active role in keeping up-to-date on trends and proposing continual improvements to existing flows
  • Ensure asset integration, management and optimisation for all UI elements, collaborating across departments

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience at a UI/UX Design role within the games industry, with at least 2 free-to-play mobile titles worked and released
  • Deep games knowledge from a background in games (mobile, PC, console, tabletop or pen and paper) with particular focus on the mobile gaming market
  • Keen eye for aesthetics and art, with a focus on colour and composition in particular
  • Ability to distill abstract design goals into tangible user experiences and effective user flows, with proficiency in asset technical implementation and UI construction (within Unity or other SDK)
  • Effective communication skill, whether it be visual, verbal or written -across all levels, able to thrive in a dynamic team in a fast-paced, iterative environment


To be considered, please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.bizciting Ref 915 today.

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UI/UX Designer – AAA Studio - Midlands UK Ref. 916

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 UI/UX Designer to realise their next hit AAA title. 

Responsibilities:

  • As part of the design team, ensure all menus and interfaces reflect artistic deliverables while being intuitive and within technical limitations across platforms
  • Work with the UI Artist to design and implement effective interfaces, front-end and in-game HUDs
  • In communication across multiple departments, document processes and tasks, effectively prioritising and scheduling work-load with minimal guidance
  • Take an active part in researching new techniques, processes, tools and trends to improve workflows business-wide


Requirements:

  • Knowledge of flow and function of interfaces and their navigation, as displayed on portfolio
  • Experience of game engines and the relevant tools for them, capable of learning new tools
  • Methodical, self-motivated and a logical problem-solver, understanding the value of teamwork and able to translate direction into innovation
  • An excellent communicator, passionate for games and possessing an eye for aesthetics in layouts, web-design, print and typography experience advantageous


To be considered, submit your CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref 916 today.

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Game Designer - AAA - Midlands UK Ref. 341

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. With an ambitious new project and future expansion on the horizon, they are now seeking an experienced Game Designer to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.


Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to Design Leads, collaborate across Art, Audio and Programming teams to disseminate and maintain UX and Design goals throughout the production life-cycle
  • Take part in the ideation and creation of high-quality feature designs, establishing the initial look and feel of a project
  • Study and research emergent trends that can be transferred into better player engagement


Requirements:

  • At least 2 years' relevant experience within the games industry, with at least one released AAA title
  • An effective verbal, written and visual communicator across all levels, embodying passion for quality games
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to interpret abstract trends, transforming them into experiences that keep the player at heart


To be considered, please submit CV's in .doc or .docx format, complete with portfolio link to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 910 today.

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Game Designer - Mobile Studio - Midlands UK Ref. 731

Our client is a veteran of development, having launched games totalling over 55 million downloads, with several occupying #1 spots on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. With new plans for expansion on their mind, they now seek a forward-thinking Game Designer to join their Midlands UK studio's talent. 

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the prototyping working with the Creative Director to define the overall vision and specific feature requirements
  • Compile clear and concise design documents that drive gameplay pacing, first user experience and the difficulty ramp of mobile games
  • Research, analyse and improve upon features and games, keeping up with trends and user preferences
  • Become the point of call on all aspects of implementation with social and mobile mechanics


Requirements:

  • Game Design experience within the games industry, ideally with at least one Mobile or Free to Play studio
  • Experience in transferring gameplay and user data into improvements on engagement
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that tackle problems in simple, elegant ways and put the player first
  • Effective communicator, conveying ideas in verbal, written and visual form, experienced in presenting concepts and ideas


To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx, complete with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref.731 today.

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UX Designer - AAA - Action and RPG - Netherlands (Ref. 892)

Our client have established themselves as a AAA studio delivering standard-setting action titles. With plans to expand, they are now seeking a forward-thinking Game Designer with a specialty in User Experience to join their Netherlands studio's talent.


Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with business partners to understand, then define the entire vision and scope of the project, establishing UX goals of features, menus, HUDs
  • Use Axure (or similar) and in-house tools to create concepts, wireframes, animated prototypes and screen skeletons to visually relay scope and goals of UX, maintaining awareness across the project's lifecycle
  • Investigate both objective and subjective data, examining how different systems interact individually and holistically with the player experience and identify areas of improvement for a frictionless experience that is then carried into production


Requirements:
  • At least 2 years' relevant experience in UX/UI roles with at 1 title shipped (ideally experience with Unreal and Unity editors)
  • A deep understanding of effective UX design and its impact player engagement, as shown in a portfolio of varied and exceptional art and graphics with a breakdown of UI/UX elements
  • An ambition to improve, passion for games, self-motivated, pro-active and solution-oriented in approach, championing player experience in an innovative, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Confident communicator and presenter in English across all levels


To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 892 today.

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Localisation Producer - AAA - Action and RPG - Netherlands (Ref. 601)

Our client is a world-class AAA developer of standout RPG titles launched to critical acclaim. With recent successes and expansion on their mind, they now seek an accomplished Producer to head up their Dialogue department and realise their next generation of RPG hits at their Netherlands-based studio.


Responsibilities:


  • Collaborating with the Cinematic Producer, monitor budgets, track assets and ensure appropriate resource distribution across departments, taking an active part in flagging risks, chasing impediments
  • Mitigate co-dependencies between Audio, Narrative and Living World departments, keeping in constant communication
  • Arrange reviews and process feedback by partners
  • Coordinate in-house MoCaP shoots, organising casting sessions, rehearsals and recording sessions
  • Handle paperwork for sessions, work orders, and talent contracts as necessary


Requirements:


  • At least 3 years' game industry experience in equivalent role, with direct experience in vendor management roles
  • Experience with MoCap and Dialogue session co-ordination and familiarity with requirements for industry-standard content acquisition
  • Deep understanding of both Agile and Waterfall methodologies, with ability to discern and implement the correct approach demanded in a dynamic development environment that is flexible to revision and iteration
  • Relentless attention to detail, excellent communicator across all levels and proficient in Excel, with a proven record of solutions to complex production problems


To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx, complete with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref 601 today.

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Game Designer - Mobile Games - Midlands UK (Ref. 731)

Our client is a veteran of development, having launched games totalling over 55 million downloads, with several occupying #1 spots on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. With new plans for expansion on their mind, they now seek a forward-thinking Game Designer to join their Midlands UK studio's talent. 


Responsibilities:


  • Take ownership of the prototyping working with the Creative Director to define the overall vision and specific feature requirements
  • Compile clear and concise design documents that drive gameplay pacing, first user experience and the difficulty ramp of mobile games
  • Research, analyse and improve upon features and games, keeping up with trends and user preferences
  • Become the point of call on all aspects of implementation with social and mobile mechanics


Requirements:


  • Game Design experience within the games industry, ideally with at least one Mobile or Free to Play studio
  • Experience in transferring gameplay and user data into improvements on engagement
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that tackle problems in simple, elegant ways and put the player first
  • Effective communicator, conveying ideas in verbal, written and visual form, experienced in presenting concepts and ideas


To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx, complete with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.bizciting Ref.731 today.

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Senior Car Handling Designer - AAA - Racing - Midlands UK (Ref. 910)

Our client is a leading AAA presence within racing games, well-known for pushing visual fidelity with each generation. With their next ambitious racing project in the works, they now seek an experienced technical designer to join as Senior Car Handling Designer and help realise the vehicles and engagement that are at the core of a AAA racing game.

Responsibilities:

  • Consult top racing industry talent, translating their comments and feedback into tangible features and improvements
  • Apply deep understanding of real-life vehicle dynamics as well as player experience to realise moment-to-moment engagement
  • Balance creative and systemic approaches to refine the gameplay across all supported controls, interfaces and platforms, actively researching new methods and driving innovation



Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience in Design roles within the games industry, ideally with 1 year of Vehicle Design as well
  • At least one AAA title shipped
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator across all levels, fluent in English and a passion for video games
  • Keyed-in on current-gen methodologies, as shown in portfolio


To be considered, please submit CV's in .doc or .docx format, complete with portfolio link to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 910 today.
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Associate Producer Console Games Midlands Ref 909

We are a world-class console studio, looking to grow our team with the addition of an Assistant Producer. You will be an integral part of the production process, interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern project methodologies.

In addition to your knowledge of production practice, you will also have an understanding of art, design and technical fundamentals. Your keen eye for detail and risk management experience will allow you to achieve exceptional quality in all aspects of game production, driven by your genuine real passion for games and games development.

Skills summary:

Full project life-cycle experience in an internal production role

Exposure to a range of project management software packages

Strong verbal and written interpersonal skills

A good grasp of art, game design and technical fundamentals, including console platform considerations

Risk management experience

An eye for detail

This is a rare opportunity to join a highly expert and reciprocal team, within one of the world’s most exciting games studios. This role provides exciting new challenges for experienced developers looking to further their career and be part of our team working on our pillar titles.

Please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 909.

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Producer - AAA Studio - Midlands UK Ref 801

Our client leads the field in their area, creating standard-setting game experiences across platforms as part of a truly global content provider. They are now seeking a Associate Producer to head up their talent at their Midlands-based UK studio. 

Responsibilities:

  • Become an integral part of the production process, interacting across diverse disciplines and departments to drive the features the studio is known for using the latest development methodologies
  • Creating, updating and maintaining schedules, using Microsoft Project or similar software, tracking software such as JIRA, and where required implement and help refine in-house planning and scheduling tools.
  • Communicating production issues and risks and track progress where relevant to ensure a satisfactory resolution.
  • Tracking and updating tasks as required by the Head of In-Game Animation/Leads.


Requirements:

  • 3+ years' experience in an internal production role at a AAA studio within the games industry, with at least one AAA console title shipped
  • Excellent scheduling- and organisational skills, a natural multitasker
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Project and Excel, or similar management software
  • A keen eye for detail and an excellent verbal and written communicator across all levels
  • A practical, methodical approach to both technical and creative issues with a good understanding of art, game design and technical fundamentals, with particular consideration to console platforms


To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 801 today.

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New Vacancy - Level Designer - AAA Studio - Midlands UK (Ref. 280)

Our client is a AAA studio, well-known for delivering high standards of polish with all the titles they release. With an ambitious new project and future expansion on the horizon, they are now seeking a Level Designer to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.


Responsibilities:

  • Work on large parts of level design to a AAA standard, while accumulating and distributing best production practices in mentoring Junior teammates
  • Collaborate closely with Environment Artists to iterate and realise whitebox environments for gameplay concepting
  • Post-concept, perform 3D modelling and proprietary tools to apply gameplay mark up post-concept and ultimately realise the environments into AAA console experiences


Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience within the games industry in design roles and experience with at least one 3D software package (3DS Max, Maya, etc.)
  • Confidence and experience using level design tools to create functional levels highly beneficial
  • A great passion for video games and communication skill across all levels, able to provide and receive feedback
To be considered, please submit CV’s in .doc or .docx format with portfolio links to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 280 today.

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Level Designer Wanted Indie Studio SE England

This games studio based in the Southeast is looking for a talented Level Designer to join an experienced and passionate team in delivering an exciting new game. You’ll work closely with art and code, using and evolving a set of cool mechanics to build fluid, fun, exciting levels, coming to the table with new ideas and running with the game’s vision, injecting their own personality into the opportunities it crafts.

You’ll need to have a natural affinity with player experience, have a phenomenal understanding of pacing and challenge, be passionate about crafting a story through play. We see this as a great opportunity to join a studio with big ambitions at an early stage, so we’re looking for people who want to shine, who are as visionary and passionate as we are.

What is your input?

  • Collaborate with cross discipline teams to create exciting, innovative and engaging levels
  • Understand the role of pacing, narrative, theme and mechanics in creating compelling gameplay experiences
  • Realise the high-level vision of your levels through all stages of development from initial block out through to final shipped product
  • Plan, execute and refine your levels from high-level concept to low-level scripting
  • Use player feedback and design direction to hone the gameplay experience

What skills do I need?

  • Shipped 1+ AAA third-person action title as a level designer
  • It would be great if you also have:
  • Shipped at least one AAA title using UE3/4
  • Experience of developing gameplay mechanics
  • Experience of designing and integrating puzzles into your levels
  • Experience with Unreal Blueprints or other visual scripting tools
Please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 841.

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Level Designer Wanted Games Home Counties, England

This top tier, AAA team are responsible for titles that have been genre defining. They have opened opportunities to add Level Designers to their studios.

Please see below for a brief outline of the job description:

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with other teams to ensure created levels contribute to and enhance the gameplay and game narrative.
  • Designing, prototyping, iterating on and polishing in-game levels.
  • Crafting unique spaces where gameplay flow and visual composition form memorable experiences.



Requirements:

  • Experience with game editors and/or 3D packages.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a Level Designer position in games
  • Extensive knowledge of current tittles, specifically in the Action/RPG genre, as well as works of art, such as movies, architecture or visual arts, to be used as reference for crafting and communicating original ideas.


To be considered for this vacancy, submit your CV's in .doc or .docx to bonnie@big-planet.biz today Please quote reference 779.

UI/UX Design Director Wanted from Agency Background NE England

This simulation studio in the automotive industry is looking for a UI/UX Design Director with a digital agency background to take responsibility for all design channels across the company. Our requirements are diverse and can be anything from creating a car configurator to crafting new web pages, working with our Development, Commercial and Marketing teams. You will spearhead a multi discipline team specialising in UI, UX, Motion Graphics and Video Editing. One of your first objectives will be to establish Design as its own entity developing new working processes that complement the work of existing teams whilst also fostering a creative identity that fits with the brand. This role blends both team development with complex creative challenges for our automotive client base including external client products, an internal marketing project or a commercial demo for a prospective client.

You will:

  • develop processes alongside the Project Management & Marketing teams from an initial design brief that meets specifications from scope to full implementation.
  • drive the creative process by fostering innovative ideas and translating these into actions.
  • shape the visual identity of the brand and consistency
  • Creating workflows and pipelines for the Design Team from scratch, ensuring that these fit with and complement current processes. The Person Senior Designer with high levels of experience running design processes across multiple projects and leading mixed discipline teams.
  • Agency background preferable to demonstrate ability to switch seamlessly between projects and create extraordinary experiences for a range of clients.
  • Validated ability to progress individuals and get the best from them

Please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 849 along with your design portfolio of work including UI/UX examples, video editing and motion graphics.

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Senior/Lead Designer Wanted AAA Studio South of England

This AAA studio based in the South of England is looking for a Lead Designer or Senior Designer looking to transition to Lead over the course of a project, someone ready to be responsible for the game with the support of the Creative Director. You’ve got the experience (leading by example), technical knowledge, passion skills to drive a game from concept through to a polished finish and shipped product, and you’re looking for a studio where you can bring all of this to craft amazing games.We are looking for someone with creative thinking abilities and opportunities no-one else might have thought of. You’ll innately grasp the importance of detail and nuance, whether that’s refining a mechanic to its best possible iteration or finding that additional bit of shine in the storytelling. Nothing gets you out of bed faster than the opportunity to make the game just that little bit better every time you come to work.Who are you?



  • Ensure design and implementation support the core design goals for the project.

  • Work with the team to design and clearly communicate game features.

  • Own features during implementation to ensure they deliver the intended player experience.

  • Mentor and lead designers delivering game features.

  • Communicate game design to external clients and ensure feedback is incorporated as appropriate.

  • Identify and implement improvements to the design process.

  • Participate in the recruitment process to help build a phenomenal design team.



  • What experience do you have?



    • 5+ years' experience working as a designer, including at least one shipped AAA title.

    • Extensive experience crafting game systems and content.

    • Experience handling one or more designers.

    • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills.



    • A plus:



      • Experience building and tuning game systems in response to feedback.

      • A background developing titles in Unreal Engine 4.



      • Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 839.

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Tech Designer Wanted UE4 Studio Multiple Locations North England

This top games studio based in the North of England is looking for an Unreal Engine 4 Tech Designer to work on their latest title. Do you already have a title under your belt as tech designer? Then, look no further.

For the role you will:

  • Collaborate with cross discipline teams in the design and execution of the game vision
  • Be responsible for technical elements of level creation such as building set pieces and solving complex scripting problem
  • Scripting game mode logic
  • Craft prototypes to test new mechanics and level layouts
  • Empower the wider design team by creating designer friendly tools and scripts
  • Deliver content within quality, schedule and technical limitations
  • Take a positive and constructive attitude to receiving and giving feedback

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Please quote reference 823.  Please send CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz

Racing Studio Looking for Producer UK

We are a AAA racing studio looking for a producer to work on our pillar franchise.

This is an opportunity to get your hands on one of the games industries most meaningful racing-game missions. And it really is hands-on, based on proven day to day task management. Working out of a beautiful studio based in the countryside, you will be working with another one of our studio's on this project. Under your remit will be a large, multi-functional matrix team span comprising programmers as well as the audio, vehicle and character teams, but we need you to be close to the ground to work direct with the scrum/discipline to deliver a high-performance, effective project. You will also need to ba phenomenal self-starter, and be an excellent communicator.

If you’ve already proven your credentials through Certified PM techniques such as Scrum, but it’s your contribution to the winning team that counts. We have an excellent benefits package, remuneration and flexible working arrangements set in a can-do culture.

Requirements

Team Management

  • Matrix-management of a team of around 19 multi-disciplined developers
  • Ensure cross-team liaison is done in a timely and efficient way to ensure that requirements are defined and delivered.
  • Be a bastion of positivity, energy and a can-do ethos
  • Motivating staff and maintaining morale throughout the team.

Project Planning

  • Run scrum meetings, task-management and project tracking
  • Track through use of a range of reports and tools such as Trello, MP Project, JIRA, Excel.
  • Review detailed landmark deliverables and ensure they are fully achieved
  • Validate weekly Project Progress Reports, including detailed Risk Register.
  • Report to the Executive Producer on progress and what's happening 'on the ground

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Senior Producer Games - Midlands, UK

We are working with an award winning, multi-platform developer. They are seeking to hire a Senior Producer, for their top-tier, console and PC team, based in the Midlands, UK. 

Please find the outline of the job spec’ below:

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with Executive Producer determine and drive the rolling studio programme
  • Full project lifecycle project planning and management.
  • Develop and define development processes for entire project lifecycles.
  • Review detailed milestone deliverables and ensure they are fully achieved


Requirements:

  • Proven experience of modern project management and game development processes
  • Console development experience including understanding of third party processes and requirement
  • Certified PM techniques e.g. Scrum


If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please send a copy of your latest CV, with a suitable phone number / Skype ID, alongside a convenient date and time to call to: bonnie@big-planet.biz   Please quote reference 802.

Game Designer (Mobile) - Brighton

Our client leads the field in their area. Creating games across platforms as part of a truly global content provider. Due to the number of titles in development they are seeking to hire a Game Designer for their studio in Brighton, UK.


Responsibilities:

  • You will be the first Designer to join their tight-knit, core team, as we become a new major force in mobile gaming.
  • You will need to distil the vision of the Creative Director, the feedback from the team, feedback from players in users tests and the live service and any analytics data down into meaningful changes to the numbers beneath the hood of the game. 
  • Responsibility for producing game design documents and communicating those designs to the team.
  • A deep understanding of game mechanics you’ll be adept at using creating, refining and testing the underlying core gameplay systems
  • Able to apply logic and analytical thought to the medium. 
  • Demonstrable experience as a game designer, preferably in mobile and free-to-play

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience as a game designer, preferably in mobile and free-to-play.
  • Demonstrable experience working with gameplay data to produce balanced, fun systems.
  • Willingness to work with a Creative Director to translate their vision into in-game content.
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that solve problems in simple and elegant ways that put the player first.
  • experience.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please provide me with a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx format, a suitable phone number / Skype ID, along with a convenient date and time to call to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 744.



Senior Game Designer - Midlands, UK

We are working with an award winning, multi-platform developer. They are seeking to hire a Senior Game Designers, for their top-tier teams, based in the Midlands, UK.


Responsibilities:

  • Balance design and production goals and inspire a team of designers to reach their maximum potential within the constraints of the project. 
  • Creativity and ability to innovate and bring new ideas to the team. 
  • Act as the focal point for groups composed of different disciplines, and help drive features to completion while ensuring through your own work that the game is properly tuned and balanced.


Requirements:


  • The ability to create clear, concise documentation
  • Experience of using in-house and/or off-the-shelf tools to balance both meta-game and moment-to-moment gameplay
  • Worked on at least 2 completed titles
  • A minimum of 5 years proven game design experience


If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please send a copy of your latest CV and a suitable phone number / Skype ID, along with a convenient date and time to call to bonnie@big-planet.biz please quote reference 731

Level Designer - Midlands, UK

We are working with an award winning, multi-platform developer. They are seeking to hire a Level Designers, across all levels of experience, for their top-tier team, based in the Midlands, UK.

You will be responsible for creating the highest possible quality levels for projects developed within the studio through tight collaboration with all departments. .


You are required to have previous Level design experience and technical awareness of the Game Development process.


If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please send a copy of your latest CV and a suitable phone number / Skype ID, along with a convenient date and time to call to bonnie@big-planet.biz Please quote reference 115.

Senior Level Designer - Games - Poland

This top tier, AAA team are responsible for titles that have been genre defining. They have opened opportunities to add Level Designers to their studios.


Please see below for a brief outline of the job description:


Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with other teams to ensure created levels contribute to and enhance the gameplay and game narrative.
  • Designing, prototyping, iterating on and polishing in-game levels.
  • Crafting unique spaces where gameplay flow and visual composition form memorable experiences.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with game editors and/or 3D packages.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Level Designer position in games
  • Extensive knowledge of current tittles, specifically in the Action/RPG genre, as well as works of art, such as movies, architecture or visual arts, to be used as reference for crafting and communicating original ideas.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please provide me with a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx format, a suitable phone number / Skype ID, along with a convenient date and time to call to bonnie@big-planet.biz Please quote reference 807.

Art Producer - Games - Midlands

Our client is highly regarded in game development. Their latest release had highly positive reviews, receiving an aggregated score of 86% on GameRankings and Metacritic. 



They are looking for an Art Producer to develop the processes by which their art content production is planned and executed.


Responsibilities:

  • You will have experience of at least one full project lifecycle in an art management or art production capacity.  
  • You have an understanding of art, design and technical fundamentals. 
  • Your keen eye for detail and risk management experience will allow you 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



Requirements
    • At least one full project lifecycle in an art management or art production capacity.
    • Exposure to a range of project management software packages
    • Ability to identify project risks and logical dependencies, proposing optimal solutions where issues emergeExperience managing outsource engagements
    • Experience managing outsource engagements
    • Knowledge of art production processes
    • Risk management experience

    If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you would like to discuss your options, please send a copy of your latest CV, with a suitable phone number / Skype ID, alongside a convenient date and time to call to: bonnie@big-planet.biz Reference 395.

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