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Current Vacancies in Design & Production

Senior Designer – Germany

Our client is looking for an experienced Designer with experience in the F2P sector.


Responsibilities

Conceptualise game ideas for mobile, browser and online games

Work ideas through to complete game designs

Optimize monetization and increase player retention

Iterate and archive development log


Requirements

At least 4 years experience, with some in F2P, some of that in a live team

At least 2 shipped titles worked from beginning to end

Experienced in the F2P sector, knowing the value of KPI’s, monetization and player behaviour/retention

Skilled with game balance

Good communicator in English and preferably German too

Avid gamer, especially mobile/casual/browser


We Offer

Permanent role in a successful, growing studio with a strong portfolio of games

Opportunity to palpably contribute to the titles

Relocation assistance

Career progression path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 377)


Cinematics Designer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for a Cinematics Designer withexperience in video/film and photography as well as in the games industry.


Responsibilities

Creation of gripping cinematics and cameras in line with the Lead’s direction

Collaborate with animation and art teams on many aspects of the game’s visuals

Keep within the game’s technical limitations and timescale whilst maintaining quality

Bring your own artistic flair to the progression and arrangement of the visuals


Requirements

A background in video and photography

Portfolio demonstrating exceptional composition and placement

Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere user

Good communicator

Avid gamer


We Offer

Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunities to palpably contribute to the titles

Competitive salary and career advancement path


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 373)


Game Designer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Game Designer. You will be joining a great team on a AAA racing title.


Responsibilities

Ownership of sectors of the game, from design to execution

Collaborate with art, audio and developer teams to grow and realise the design Lead’s vision

Design, create and inspire at the highest quality


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant experience

At least 1 released prestigious console title

Avid gamer, especially for racing games

Good communicator


We Offer

Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunities to palpably contribute to a new and exciting title

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


Lead Audio Designer – UK South

Our client is looking for innovatory Lead Audio Designer. This role combines imaginative sound creation with musical composition. No previous experience in the games industry required, proven leadership excellence is.


Responsibilities

Sound creation and original musical composition

Lead and bond the sound team

Unify the teams of sound design, programming, localisation, finance and external composers and voice artists


Requirements

Excellence in inventive sound design demonstrated in your CV, portfolio and showreel

Team leadership from beginning to end of a project as sound and music supervisor/lead

Project management experience in delivering sound content on time and within budget

Keen game player and games aficionado

All round good egg


We Offer

Competitive salary including health, leisure and life cover benefits

Permanent position with career development structure

Cozy, sociable studio in a technology hub in striking distance of London and countryside


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


Lead Game Designer – Lyon

Our client is looking for an experienced Lead Game Designer to head up the team. Skilled at taking the team through game conceptualisation, all the development processes and on to the title’s release.


Responsibilities

Own and determine new title’s identities for the studio

Manage and lead an international team of designers

Communicate within the team and interdepartmentally to propel the games’ developments

Maintain each title’s vision from beginning to end

Control game balance, gameplay mechanics and monetisation strategies

Archive and iterate development cycle


Requirements

At least 3 years as Senior or Lead Designer in mobile / casual games

At least 1 successful released title as Lead within mobile / casual games that you have worked from conceptualisation to release

Excellent knowledge of the F2P / casual games market

Skilled in game mechanics, monetisation strategies and game balance

Familiar with Unity

Great communicator with strong MS Office skills

Good written and spoken English, working capability in French as well if possible

Degree qualification or comparable


We Offer

A permanent lead position in an innovative, forward thinking studio

The chance to palpably lead the team and alter its direction immediately

The opportunity to make your work as challenging as you want it to be


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


Lead Designer – Hamburg

Our client is looking for a Lead Designer to work on a new mobile game that will have longevity. The role is open to experienced Lead Designers, and Senior Designers looking to progress their career. In a core senior team you will guide and drive this new title’s development.


Responsibilities

Detailed game design

Determine the game’s direction

Communicate this direction within the design team and partnered art, animation and development teams

Accountability for each stage from conceptualisation, through development stages to finished title


Requirements

At least 3 years in a senior or lead role in F2P games

At least 1 successful released title as a senior within mobile / casual games that you have worked from conceptualisation to release

Excellence in optimising monetization, economies, systems and resource flows

Skilled at using critique and reactions to further the development process with art and programming teams

Personal experience in game art, UI, programming and Unity a plus

Skills and resources manager

Team leader and team player

Good communicator with strong MS Office skills


We Offer

A permanent lead position in an innovative, forward thinking studio

The chance to palpably lead the team and alter its direction immediately

The opportunity to make your work as challenging as you want it to be


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


Senior Game Designer – Hamburg

Our client is looking for an experienced Game Designer for a new title.  Proficiency in casual games will assist you in directing this game’s development.


Responsibilities

Streamlining the design process for increased efficiency and excellence

Advancing the game and all its elements towards delivering a satisfying experience

Communicating vertically and interdepartmentally to progress the design through trial and critique

Really stamping your personal excellence in casual games onto the game swiftly


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant experience, with at least 1 in F2P / mobile/casual games

At least 1 shipped title in that genre

Demonstrable awareness of current game trends

Fastidious worker, both in and outside of the team

Good communicator and narrative writer


We Offer

A permanent position in an innovative, forward thinking studio

The chance to palpably contribute to the team and immediately guide its direction

The opportunity to make your work as challenging as you want it to be


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


Senior / Lead Game Designer – UK North

Our clientis looking for experienced Senior / Lead Designers.  A balance of professionalism and individual flair will gain you this role.


Responsibilities

Lead a small team of designers

Delivery of game design concepts and their development

Coordinating between internal and external teams


Skills

At least 3 AAA titles released. At least 1 with you in a Senior/Lead role

Team leading

Demonstrable experience in exceptional game design


We Offer

Competitive salaryand benefits in an established studio with many new titles currently indevelopment

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 to Adan Hill, Art & Design Recruitment Consultant -adan@big-planet.biz 


Senior Narrative Designer – Hamburg

Our client is looking for a Senior Narrative Designer with experience in the mobile game sector


Responsibilities

Creating the narrative, characterisations and settings for the game

Writing the game text and dialogue

Expand situation concepts until you flesh out the content into a whole world

Communicate this vision to art and design teams and collaborate with them productively

Mentor and assist the narrative and game design teams

Maintain continuity and quality throughout the game’s development


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant games industry experience, with some in F2P mobile games

Great communicator and inspired writer

Outstanding at creating worlds full of mystery and populating them imaginatively

Qualified to degree level or comparable

Familiarity with designing and executing dialogue with Articy.

Understanding of Unity, UDK, CryEngine or equivalent


We Offer

A permanent position in an innovative, forward thinking studio

Career and professional progression and development


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


Level Designer – France

Our client is looking for a Level Designer with experiencein the mobile games market.


Responsibilities

Level creation for casual and mid-core mobile games

Communicate internally, interdepartmentally and externally

Improve how the design team delivers new content and optimises heritage titles


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant games industry experience

Expertise in level design, and particularly in puzzle and physics based games a plus

Qualified to degree level or comparable a plus

Experience in Unity


We Offer 

A permanent role in a renowned studio

A position in a multi-national team of exceptional resources

Career advancement

The opportunity to palpably contribute to a portfolio of highly successful titles


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


Graphic Designer – London – Salary up to £40K basic

Our client is a Digital Advertising Agency in the heart ofthe West End of London. We seek a proven graphic designer with extensive digitalexperience to join our expanding multinational team.


Duties:

  • Creating advertising for desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • generating online preview links and design mock ups
  • Marketing and branding design
  • Providing exciting, innovative and creative designs
  • Client facing proposal documentation creation
  • Able to follow company design styles and branding
  • Create solutions for a wide range of requirements


Experience:

  • Adobe suite and Photoshop
  • Some technical knowledge in HTML, CSS and Javascript. This isn’t a developer role, but we require a modern designer who understands digital tech.
  • Experience in a digital graphic design role, preferably in media / advertising.
  • First class communication & presentation skills, able to pitch to clients if required
  • Multi-tasking ability


We offer:


  • 25 Daysholiday
  • Fullcorporate benefits
  • CompetitiveSalary
  • Ride to workscheme


To apply send CV to ash@big-planet.biz with a completeportfolio of slick graphic design for web, tablet and mobile, suitable for showcasingsome of the biggest brands in the world.


Lead Game Designer Mobile – Hamburg

Lead GameDesigner Mobile – Hamburg


Our client is looking for an experienced designer specialised in mobilegaming. This role will be leading a small, multi-disciplinary team frominception to launch.


Responsibilities

Lead the designon a new mobile F2P RPG title

Collaboratingwithin a small creative team, you will drive game vision from concept, throughdevelopment, and finally to title launch


Requirements

At least 1shipped title as Lead Designer (or 2 as Senior) in the F2P mobile sector

Expertise intouch-driven mobile games

Demonstrableexperience in solution management

Experience with Box2D,Cocos2D, Unity

Passion forgaming


We Offer

A permanentposition in an environment that:

You are thedecision maker in

Your ideas andinitiatives have resonance

Challengingduties and devolved responsibility


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


Senior Designer (Mobile) – France

Our client is looking for an experienced Games Designer. A background in F2P / casual games and a skilled department leader with a thorough approach to creativity and actualisation will be the minimum requirements.


Responsibilities

Gameplay design that delivers fantastically

Problem solve and integrate critiques whilst maintaining the integrity of the game’s vision

Rationalise mechanics and balance gameplay within game’s parameters

Populate design ledger and communicate internally and externally


Requirements

Minimum 5 years experience 

At least 2 released successful titles

Experienced in utilising: Unity, UDK, CryEngine and Excel 

Demonstrable outstanding track record of: leadership, communication across levels, management, KPI analysis and implementation, gameplay balance and mechanics


We Offer

A permanent position in an innovative, forward thinking studio

Career and professional progression and development


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


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 


Experienced Producer – Mobile Games – Berlin


Our client is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and web based games. We seek a proven Producer to join our dynamic and successful team.

As Game Producer you will help produce and grow our portfolio of mobile and social games. Actively shape and drive the vision for the business around our portfolio alongside our head of Product.


Your tasks

  • Drive and implement the company vision around multiple game productions
  • Build and track the product roadmap including milestone plan, strategic objectives and priorities
  • Report and represent the production status, progress, risk and mitigations to key partners
  • Leverage your own skills and the teams to innovate, craft concepts, wireframes, and user flows to visualize ideas and build and drive product decisions
  • Deliver game products that are ready to be live produced and operated
  • Communicate product vision and priorities in a compelling and clear way to the teams, product managers...
  • Use game and business critical metrics to make data-informed product decisions
  • Review and revise decisions and priorities to boost the success of products in close collaboration with the VP of Product

Who are you?

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in games production
  • Broad track record of producing and shipping game titles, preferably in a social/mobile environment
  • Experience in running production P&L and operating budgets for game productions and/or a studio
  • High real passion for phenomenal, user-centered product design and quality
  • Experienced with Agile/Scrum and the role of a Product Owner in rapid iteration and experimentation (build, measure, learn cycles)
  • Sharp creative and business sense with extraordinary communicative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines and in complex, dynamic production and business environments
  • Ability to help design and implement efficient production pipelines for use during and after release
  • Fluent English, knowledge of German is an advantage

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.

To apply send word document CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz reference 835.


UI Designer – Germany

Our client is looking for an experienced UI Designer. Theyare offering the right candidate an opportunity to join an internationalcompany who have excelled across many genres and platforms.


Responsibilities

Create UI assets in line within gameplay engine limits

Optimise the UX for high quality PC renditions of existingtitles

Maintain product quality by liaising interdepartmentally


Requirements

At least 2 years games industry experience

Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Flash, UIworkflows

Technical proficiency with UI tools, 2D and 3D productionwork flows and scripting language

Artistry for layout, colour and lighting for layout and UX

Adaptable to each project’s mood and design

Skilled in 2D animation and motion graphics


We Offer

A permanent position in a major global studio group

A central role within a creative team

The freedom for your personal flair and ideas to permeatethe gameplay


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format, and web links to Adan Hill, Art & DesignConsultant - adan@big-planet.biz 


UI Designer – UK South

Our client is looking for an experienced UI Designer. Experience within puzzle gaming preferred, but not essential.


Responsibilities

Creation of UI, absorbing user created content

Design of static and motion graphics from conception to completion

Development through collaboration with the whole creative team

Plan and determine your work schedule and communicate that productively


Requirements

At least 2 shipped titles

Demonstrable ability in video, motion and traditional graphics, and artistry through an impressive portfolio

Expert userof InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, 3DSMax

Experienced and enthusiastic gamer and designer of browser, console and mobile games

Familiar withScripting and C++


We Offer

Competitive salary and bonus scheme

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

Mentored career advancement

Health,leisure and insurance benefits


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


Lead Designer UK - North


Our client is offering the opportunity to lead the design team for the ongoing development of a popular MMO AAA title. If your background has seen you working with interactive, player-defined game playing, then you could be what they are looking for.


Responsibilities 


· Creation of new content and features within the game’s parameters

· Expand and refine the user experience for existing players

· Utilise knowledge of future gaming directions to evolve the gameexperience, long term

· Interact with teams, internally and externally, to expand the game’s demographic


Requirements


· Atleast 3 years relevant game industry experience

· Particularly familiar with large online community interaction

· Demonstrable design prowess with player-defined gameplaying


We Offer


· Competitive salary and benefits

· Secure employment in an established studio with many new titles currently indevelopment

· Aworking environment that is relaxed yet rewarding

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


Please reply with CV in English in .doc or .docxformat to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz


Senior Designer – Warsaw

Our client is looking for an experienced games designer to head up the design team of a new AAA title. 


Responsibilities


Game script writing

Level design and implementation in line within the game parameters

Responsive gameplay development

Communication inter-departmentally and externally

Reactive and predictive problem resolution


Requirements


At least 4 years AAA game design experience

Familiarity with Agile project management

Experience with 3D engines and scripting

Demonstrable result delivery to deadlines


We Offer 


Permanent position in an exciting game studio based in Poland’s capital

A key senior role in the development of a new title


Candidates please forward your CV and covering letter in English in either .doc or .docx format to adan@big-planet.biz

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Executive Producer - North UK


Overview:

Our client is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers.

Since our inception in 2003, we've had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Codemasters, Sony, EA, BBC, Konami, Disney and many more.

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We need the best talent in the business to take our projects forward to grow our fantastic team

Responsibilities:

We have an exciting Executive Producer opportunity on a large, undisclosed AAA project.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Executive Producer will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the project to time and on budget, and within quality expectation of clients.

Qualifications:

  • Key leader/contributor to the development team.
  • Manage the schedules of multiple departments within the game team, to ensure that milestones are agreed, detailed and delivered as expected
  • Create milestone content and realistic production schedules in coordination with team leads and management.
  • Manage the project budget - identifying resource requirements and expectations, tracking actual project spend versus planned spend and continuously updating projections.
  • Managing change – ensuring project scope is adhered to, controlling feature creep, ensuring project is delivered in accordance with expectations, and project budget changes if necessary.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of the project in line with budget and schedule.
  • Managing day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, budget, change and risk with the client and Development Director and making recommendations accordingly.
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director and  internal senior management team
  • Maintain close communication with team leads and provide team members with material and technical support as needed.
  • Ensure that each member of the team is working from a tracked schedule and has a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of their contribution.
  • Ensure excellent communication, positive working relationships and teamwork within the development team and across disciplines.
  • Coach and mentor junior production staff
  • Keep abreast of current trends in the marketplace especially with regard to similar and/or competitive product.
  • Follow our project development standards and guidelines
CVs to ash@big-planet.biz

Senior Designer (Mobile) – Berlin

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


Responsibilities


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

Prototype new directions in mock-ups and present to the teams

Team mentoring

Communication of test and dataanalyses


Requirements


At least 3 years mobile / online games knowledgeable experience

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

Demonstrableability to clearly communicate complicated systems

Creativitymatched with pragmatic problem solving

Scrummethodology preferred


We Offer


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

Attainment rewarded work structure

Flexible working schedule


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


Lead Game Designer Mobile – Hamburg

Our client is looking for an experienced designer specialised in mobile games. This role will be leading a small, multi-disciplinary team frominception to launch.


Responsibilities


Lead the designon a new mobile F2P RPG title

Collaboratingwithin a small creative team, you will drive game vision from concept, throughdevelopment, and finally to title launch


Requirements

At least 1shipped title as Lead Designer (or 2 as Senior) in the F2P mobile sector

Expertise intouch-driven mobile games

Demonstrableexperience in solution management

Experience with Box2D,Cocos2D, Unity

Passion for gaming


We Offer


A permanen tposition in an environment that:

You are the decision maker in

Your ideas and initiatives have resonance

Challenging duties and devolved responsibility


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


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