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Current Vacancies in Design & Production

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. 
Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

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. 
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Lead Designer Wanted VR Studio Holland

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.

Pioneering VR Studio opens doors for UI/UX Designer Ref. 879

Our client is a determined developer in the VR field, looking to push the platforms boundaries in the games, mobile and virtual- and augmented reality experiences they craft. They now seek a forward-thinking UI/UX Designer to join in their vision at their Netherlands-based studio's talent.


Responsibilities: 

  • Become a pioneer of VR and AR experiences across platforms, collaborating with Design, Art and Product teams to design wireframes, flow charts, icons and mock-ups that will become memorable user experiences
  • Create and disseminate UI specifications and style guides, working with engineering to integrate and review assets, researching technologies as well as trends

Requirements:

  • Experience in crafting interactive UI assets in multiple interaction states, with knowledge of UX design, wireframing and usability principles
  • Non-diegetic, spatial, meta- and diegetic design principle knowledge, ideally prior experience with VR, MR or AR
  • Expertise with Adobe Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • Infectious passion and a drive to improve both oneself and the project, able to present and communicate ideas in written, verbal and visual form


To be considered, please submit CV's to bonnie@big-planet.biz citing Ref. 879 today.
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

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.

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. 
Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

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.

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. 
Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

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.

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. 
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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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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. Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27 

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.

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 

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.

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

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.
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

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.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate.


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.

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. Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

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.

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. Please refer to our new and updated GDPR Privacy Statement at http://www.big-planet.biz/news.php?d=27

Producer Wanted AAA South East England Ref 899

This AAA console racing studio is looking for an assistant producer to work on their pillar titles.

Who are you?

You will

  • have 5+ years experience
  • 2+ titles from concept to release, including the downloadable content, patches & live services post release.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Planning, tracking and scheduling the project as well as deadlines
  • production plan
  • crisis management skills
  • speak fluent programmer, designer and artist

What skills do you need?

  • Knowledge of Agile / Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of JIRA
  • Experience of working in a distributed environment with offsite developers
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risk
  • Unflappable under pressure
  • You put the player first & centre in every decision that you make
Please send your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 899.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

        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.

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.

    Senior Producer - Unreal Studio - UK

    This studio are the mighty force behind a series of multiple award-winning PC and console titles. They have now opened up the opportunity for a Senior Producer to join their ranks.



    Please see below for an outline of the job description:


    Responsibilities:

    • Man Management: Motivate your team daily to ensure they produce the best work possible within time constraints set and provide them general support 
    • Point-person for any production queries relating to their departments.
    • Schedule & Planning: Work with the leads to create and maintain your team’s realistic schedule & planning documentation.
    • Milestone planning: Run your team’s planning meetings, publishing minutes from these meetings and assigning tasks.
    • Dependencies: Clearly identify any cross-team dependencies and flag to Senior Production if any are likely to cause issues.

    Requirements:
    • Demonstrable experience working on AAA projects
    • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple requests from different people while working towards a deadline
    • Experience using project management and version control systems e.g. Hansoft, Shotgun, Perforce
    • An awareness of the technologies and techniques used by the teams that you manage such that you can make more informed decisions with them
    • Passion for gaming, with excellent design insights across genres
    • Experience working with QA and the different techniques they use in testing

    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 512

    Game Designer - North-West, UK

    Our client is an award winning, leading UK gamedeveloper. They are seeking to hire a Game Designer for their studio in theNorth-West of the UK


    Requirements:

    ·  Minimum of 2 years’ game industry designexperience and the proven ability to design engaging gameplay experiences

    ·  Good understanding of the gamedevelopment process, including technical limitations and opportunities

    ·  Good working knowledge of the technicalrestrictions and specifications for various game consoles

    ·  Strong working knowledge of game editorsand scripting tools

    ·  At least one published game


    Responsibilities

    ·  Iteratively balance and fine-tune gameplayelements

    ·  Design and implementation of gameplayusing in-house engine tools

    ·  Implementation and development ofexisting design mechanics and missions/levels

    ·  Pro-actively identify potential upcomingdesign problems and propose suitable solutions

    ·  Work to a functional brief, withintechnical constraints


    If this opportunity is of interest to you, or youwould 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 timeto call to: adrian@big-planet.biz 


    Senior Producer - Multiplatform Games - Midlands

    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, along with a suitable phone number / Skype ID, along with a convenient date and time to call to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 801

    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 design opportunities, please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz Please quote reference 731.


    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 bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 502


    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 AAA 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

    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.

    To apply for this role please forward CV’s to bonnie@big-planet.biz    Please quote reference 720 when submitting your details.

    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

    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)


    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)


    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)


    Senior and Lead Level / Open-World Designers – 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 multiple talented Senior and Lead Level Designers to work on a highly ambitious,open world AAA console project based at their studio in Yorkshire.  This is a phenomenal opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on the game while helping to structure a growing department of extraordinarily talented designers. 


    You will:
    • Collaborate with multi-discipline teams to create exciting, innovative and engaging levels.
    • Help develop and evolve the tools, processes, and pipelines that the level design team will use.
    • Champion the game’s vision through all stages of development.
    • Collaborate with production to plan and deliver the workload for the project
    • Use player-feedback and design direction to hone the gameplay experience.
    • Mentor and develop less expert team members
    What we need from you:
    • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills.
    • Good motivational skills and the ability to encourage greatness from your team.
    • Deep understanding of level design theory.
    • A committed real passion for all aspects of gaming.
    Please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 115.

    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.



    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.

    CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 717.

    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.

    Lead Game Designer – Barcelona

    Our client based in Barcelona is looking for a Lead Game Designer with experience in the F2P sector to work on their pillar titles.

    What will you do?

    • Set the direction of the game design or for one of our live games, reporting directly to the Head of Product
    • Lead a team of game designers enabling them to grow and contribute to their best efforts
    • Apply your market knowledge to design not only the game, but the product with the best fit to its target audience
    • Analyze the performance of your game and player's behavior to improve KPI metrics and achieve outstanding results
    • Design complex yet simple to understand systems for a game, which should easily fit in the global picture and compliment the game
    • Balance economy progression and difficulty progression to achieve natural meaningful progression and rewarding experience for the player
    • Lead UX design for the game, ensuring flawless usability for every part of a game
    • Transform high-level ideas into detailed and well thought-out concepts and execute their implementation from top to bottom.

    What skills do you have?

    • 3+ years designing mobile F2P games
    • At least one successful mobile game in your portfolio
    • Experience running and mentoring other designers
    • Excellent written and verbal English
    To apply please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 851.

    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.


    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)


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