big planet recruitment

Current Vacancies in Design & Production

Senior Game Designer – Barcelona

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


Responsibilities

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

Bring originality to the table whilst acknowledging current market successes

Deliver quality within timescale and budget


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant industry experience, some in F2P

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

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

Good with analytics and game balancing

Team player

Good communicator


We Offer

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

Clear career progression opportunities

Leisure benefits

Flexible work schedule


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


Senior / Lead QA Engineer – UK Midlands

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


Responsibilities

Team leading/ mentoring

Workflow administration

Bug database management

Test Plan iteration and completion


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant senior experience in mobile platforms

Platform compliance testing experience

Conversant with bug database software

We Offer

A permanent role in a progressive, successful game studio

Offices located in a game development hub in a stunning setting

Competitive salary and long-term employee investment


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


Senior Multiplayer Designer – Warsaw

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


Responsibilities

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

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

Resolve snags


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant experience

At least 1 released, multiplayer title worked cycle

Qualified to degree or comparable level

Knowledge of scripting languages

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

Good communicator in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Opportunity to palpably contribute to the studio’s style

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


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


QA Lead – UK North

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


Responsibilities

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

Delegate to internal and external QA teams

Grey box testing

Black box / functional testing

Daily smoke testing on all target platforms

Liaise with Development and Publisher teams to:

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

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

Provide QA signoff at alpha, beta and gold master stages


We Offer

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

A working environment that is relaxed yet rewarding

The opportunity to palpably contribute to the quality of the titles

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


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


Senior Game Designer – Germany

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


Responsibilities

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

Actively steer collaborators interdepartmentally to bring the parts together

Iterate and archive work log

Manage critiques and incorporate recommendations


Requirements

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

Proven track record in strategy games

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

Good and clear communicator in English

Avid gamer, particularly strategy games


We Offer

A permanent senior position in a major global studio group

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

Flexible working schedule

Health and leisure benefits


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


Designer – UK Scotland

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


Responsibilities

Design of quality player experiences and dynamic game mechanics

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

Keep abreast of rival titles and actively develop the studios portfolio


Requirements

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

Skilled in delivering entertaining gaming

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

Encyclopedic knowledge, both historically and cutting edge

Team player

Good communicator


We Offer:

A permanent position in a creative and responsive environment

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

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


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


Senior Lead Designer – UK Scotland

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


Responsibilities

Drive the design process in collaboration with key stakeholders

Maintain quality whilst exploring new game areas

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

Excite, engage and then retain players

Collaborate vertically and horizontally


Requirements

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

Skilled in delivering entertaining gaming

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

Encyclopedic knowledge, both historically and cutting edge

Team player

Good communicator


We Offer:

A permanent position in a creative and responsive environment

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

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


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


Level Designer – Warsaw

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


Responsibilities

Collaborate with the environment art and design teams to:

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


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant experience

Familiarity across game engines for level design

Ease in utilising 3DS Max and Maya

Portfolio demonstrating creativity and exactitude

Understanding of topography and landscape

Team player

Excellent communicator in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


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


Project Manager – AAA Studio – Midlands UK

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


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


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


You should have:


· A strong academic background.

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

· Exposure to a range of project management software packages.

· Solid MS Excel and Project skills.

· Strong numerical skills.

· Excellent written communication.


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


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Designer – UK Midlands

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


Responsibilities

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

Leading and mentoring the team

Ensuring sustained high standards are met

Communicating internally and externally to positive effect

Adapting working practice as necessity dictates


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant games industry experience

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

Proven track record leading interdepartmental development

Enthusiasm for games


We Offer

Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunities to palpably contribute to a series of highly successful titles

Competitive salary and career advancement path


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


Senior Games Designer – UK Midlands

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


Responsibilities

Deliver results to brief and to schedule

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

Consult, coordinate and inspire the design team

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

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

Coordinate testing with QA Leads, and mastermind fixes

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


Requirements

At least 4 years relevant experience

At least 1 title worked the complete cycle

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

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

Skilled office management

Good communicator in English


We Offer

A permanent senior position in a renowned international studio

The opportunity to palpably contribute to the titles

Competitive salary and guaranteed holiday allocation

Cutting edge faculties

Security and career advancement path


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


Senior Designer (Mobile) – Berlin

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


Responsibilities

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

Prototype new directions in mockups and present to the teams

Team mentoring

 Communication of test and data analyses


Requirements

At least 3 years mobile / online games knowledgeable experience

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

Demonstrable ability to clearly communicate complicated systems

Creativity matched with pragmatic problem solving

Scrum methodology preferred


We Offer

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

Attainment rewarded work structure

Flexible working schedule


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


Senior / Lead Designer – UK Scotland

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


Responsibilities

Driving the title through prototyping to release

Bring originality to the table whilst acknowledging current market successes

Realizing, then championing the vision with all the Leads

Explore alternative genres and distinctive mechanics

Deliver a truly unique, accomplished game

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

Deliver quality within timescale and budget


Requirements

Excelled in mobile, F2P casual games

Demonstrable brilliance in innovative game design

Team leadership

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


We Offer

A lead position in a creative and responsive environment

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

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


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


Gameplay Designer - Poland

Our client is looking for an experienced Gameplay Designer.

Responsibilities

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

Communicate across programming, narrative design and animation departments

Analyse feedback and ingeniously resolve any issues

Maintain project development within technical and timeline constraints

Document and archive development pipeline

Requirements

At least 2 years of relevant games industry experience

At least 1 AAA RPG title released

Experience in programming and scripting

Proficient using Flash, game design and editing tools

We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance

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


Art Producer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Art Producer.


Responsibilities

Planning and logging art content production

Utilising achieved goal timeframes, effectively plan and realize future milestones

Optimise resolutions to project risks

Liaise interdepartmentally to streamline product delivery


Requirements

Multiple production lifecycles worked

Skilled with project management and comfortable with its software packages

Good communicator in English

Good numeracy and spread sheet utilization 


We Offer

Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunities to palpably contribute to the titles

Competitive salary and career advancement path


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


Level Designer – Cracow

Our client is looking for an experienced Level Designer to collaborate in the creation of new environments.


Responsibilities

Collaborate with the environment art, cinematics and quest design teams to:

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


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant experience

Familiarity across game engines for level design

Ease in utilising 3DS Max and Maya

Portfolio demonstrating creativity and exactitude

Understanding of topography and landscape

Team player

Excellent communicator in English

Avid gamer


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 394)


Senior QA Tester – Germany

Our client is looking for an experienced QA tester to ensure standards are maintained on their existing and new titles.


Responsibilities

Testing of new and existing features and components of the titles, via testplans and examining means

Maintianing bug database with detected problems

Iterating department-wide reports and testplans, and providing productive and qualitative feedback to programming and design teams

Regression and rechecks of code changes and bug fixes

Reporting progress to QA Lead


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant experience in test automation

Qualified to degree level or comparable

ISTQB certified

Understanding technical requirement documents to identify test scope and strategy

Understanding of the software development process and the various roles within a development team

Skilled with use of Windows, Mac OS and different hardware, as well as different browser types

Understanding of typical technologies of online-games

Knowledge of the Bug lifecycle

Fastidious testing and analyzing skills

Good communicator in English

Avid gamer


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 (ref 390)


MONETIZATION DESIGNER – GERMANY

Our client is a leading German browser andmobile games developer. We seek an experienced monetization designer to joinour growing team.


The kind of stuff you’ll be doing:

• Create monetization strategies for core aswell as affiliated products

• Work with the design team on how to makemonetization a natural and integral part of all products without feelinginvasive to gameplay

• Identify innovative F2P mechanisms andresearch best practices and case studies

• Constantly monitor and analyze theperformance of all company games as well as day-today revenue

• Define KPIs for both internally andexternally developed games across all platforms

• Provide studio management with relevantinsight into monetization best practices, scenarios and business cases

• Help balance and analyze the games’ economicsystem to optimize monetization

• Define in-game marketing strategies, eventsand promotions that drive monetization


Who we’re looking for:

• You are passionate about video games andgame development (mobile, online games)

• You have multi-year professional experiencein the field of product management of games

• You’ve proven experience in working on atleast on F2P game

• You are experienced in designing andadjusting economic models for F2P games

• You are experienced in optimizing relevantKPIs

• You have excellent analytic skills

• You have excellent knowledge of the marketand its mechanism

• You have an entrepreneurial and commercialmindset

• You are highly motivated and flexible

• You have the ability to work self-directedand reliably

• You have great communication skills inEnglish both verbally and in writing


Nice to have:

• Excellent knowledge of data analysis andtechniques

• Experience in setup, operation and controlof A/B testing

• Experience in game design with focus onmetrics/data driven design


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply



Cinematics Designer – Scandinavia

Our client is looking for Cinematic Designers for the creation of cinematic and cut scene content of a new AAA title tied in with a major new sci-fi movie.


Responsibilities

Translating scripted scenes to cinematics alongside the design and animation teams

Scene creation, editing and cinematography of game and cut scenes

Audio production


Requirements

Work on titles with substantial cinematic cut scene content

Experience in film language, scripting, 3D animation, cinematic design and production

Familiarity with Unity preferred


We Offer

A permanent position in a growing studio partnered to a major media content creator

Clear career progression opportunities

Offices in a games industry and cultural hub


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


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)


Dev QA Lead - Dusseldorf

Our client is looking for a QA Lead with experience in the F2P sector.


Responsibilities

Certifying the quality and managing the processes of testing of F2P titles for browser

Ensuring the bug flow, documentation and testing procedures are correct for the team

Communicate interdepartmentally, particularly between the production and programming teams

Deliver results to schedules


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant games industry experience in QA/QC for the F2P sector

Demonstrable excellence in bug fixing/tracking, script/software testing

Good communicator (in English) and project manager/ team leader

Experience using: Mysql, CentOS, Selenium SE, Xml Scripts.


We Offer

Permanent role in major international studio

Key team role, with the scope to palpably influence the results

Career advancement pathway


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 366)


Game Designer for 3C – Dusseldorf

Our client is looking for a technically fastidious designer to streamline game features and controls.


Responsibilities

Streamline existing and mould new controls and 3C factors via continuous dialogue with the Leads, thinking first of the gamer and their platform

Find, solve and guide the design process towards high quality 3C performance


Requirements

Experience:

  • On at least 1 published AAA browser or console title
  • In user Character – Control – Camera design and layout in competitive gaming
  • In multiplayer and ESport games
  • With design tools and technical means

Demonstrable fastidious organisational skills

Good communicator (in English)

Avid gamer

Portfolio showing thorough and original game design


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 permeate the gameplay


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format, and web links to Adan Hill, Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref 359)


AAA Games Producer - Scandinavia

Our client is rapidly expanding AAA studio based in glorious Scandinavia. We seek an proven games producer with AAA experience to join our already successful team.

Required...

  • Credited on at least one published AAA title as a Producer / Project Manager
  • 2 years plus experience in the games industry as a Producer / Project Manager
  • A love of or interest in Science Fiction a bonus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Action / Adventure / Shooter game experience a bonus
  • EU Work Permit essential
  • Able to relocate to Scandinavia for 2 years minimum
  • Fluent English
CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

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


Executive Producer - Poland

Our client is a AAA studio based in Poland. We are looking for an  experienced Exec Producer to run multiple AAA Projects simultaneously.


Key responsibilities:


· Management and Production focus: schedules, budgets ,pipelines and workflows,  milestones etc

· Outsourcing and contractor management

· Overseeing all aspects of the project, handling up to  90 people

· Resource management

· Reporting and communicating progress to the management


We require:


· Published AAA titles as a Senior/Lead/Exec Producer

· Excellent Leadership skills

· Excellent communication skills.

· Excellent understanding of SCRUM.

· Extremely strong problem solving and organizational  skills.

· The ability to work independently and a high degree of  individual initiative and commitment.

· Fluency in English


We offer a competitive salary and full corporate  benefits. CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to  apply.


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


Senior Designers - UK Scotland

Our client is looking for experienced senior designers to mentor the design team and lead projects. The studio is enjoying continued growth and is looking to optimise its current titles and create new game experiences in the FTP market.


Responsibilities

Design bold and adventurous games

Structuring the game systems and mecahnics

Manage stakeholders, timelines and KPI targets

Problem solve and optimise game play experience swiflty

Team lead and archive the development process


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant senior games industry experience

Experience in FTP, SM, mobile and gameplay monetisation sectors

Demonstrable success with team working and project delivery


We Offer:

Competitive pay with share options

A lead position in a creative and responsive environment

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

Job security. Their portfolio requires continuous enhancement


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


Designers – UK Scotland

Our client is looking for talented designers to enhance the team. The studio is enjoying continued growth and is looking to optimise its current titles and create new game experiences in the F2P market.


Responsibilities

Drive the progress of existing and future games

Structure the game systems and mechanics

Problem solve and optimise game play experiences swiftly


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant games industry experience

Experience in and knowledge of current F2P, SM, mobile and gameplay monetisation sectors

Demonstrable success with team working and achieve self-propelled results


We Offer:

Competitive pay with shares and pension schemes

Health and leisure benefits

A key position in a creative and responsive environment

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

Job security. Their portfolio requires continuous enhancement


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format 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 


Lead Gameplay Designer – Poland

Our client is looking for an experienced AAA RPG Gameplay Designer to lead their team.


Responsibilities

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

Communicate across programming, narrative design and animation departments

Inspire, mentor and represent the game design team

Analyse feedback and ingeniously resolve any issues

Maintain project development within technical and timeline constraints

Document and archive development pipeline


Requirements

At least 5 years of relevant games industry experience

At least 3 AAA RPG titles released

Experience in programming, scripting and game engines

Proficient using Flash, game design and editing tools


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


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


Narrative Designer – Poland

Our client is looking for an experienced Narrative Designer.


Responsibilities

Quest and narrative writing

Designing and realizing assets with the quest

Maintaining overall quality of the game flow and repairing problems ad hoc

Maintain project development within technical and timeline constraints

Document and archive development pipeline


Requirements

Demonstrable ability in realising gameplay, especially RPG

Portfolio illustrating your passions and abilities in game design

Experience in programming, text and graphics editors

Communicator, this role will put you at the centre of the creative team


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


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


Creative Director – Germany

Our client is looking for an exacting leader for the design team. Experience in game design essential, and great candidates who have excelled at Lead level, but without Director status, will be considered for this role.


Responsibilities

Drive the direction of game design for the studio

Advancing and developing the team individually and as a whole

Allocate responsibility for project goals in collaboration with the studio Heads

Assignment of staff resources, with direct responsibility for high impact repair squads as projects dictate

Document and communicate the creative development process 


Requirements

At least 5 years relevant game design experience

At least 3 years in lead management position, specifically in project management

Demonstrable capability in: 

  • Budget forecasting and management
  • Targeted recruitment to fulfil project requirements
  • Performance enhancement
  • Advancing the genre and bringing that to the workplace


We Offer 

A permanent role in a recognised studio with many titles

A key 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 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 


Project Manager – Mobile Games – Agile - Berlin


Our client is a leading developer and publisher of mobileand web based games. We seek a proven Agile Project Manager to join our dynamicand successful team.

Duties:

· Assign duties, team size and structures

· Optimize team performance

· Coaching

· Ensure suitable and accurate reporting

· Enable great communication between departments

· Ensure constant improvement in practice and results

What we expect

· Degree or relevant work experience

· Agile project management experience & vocationalqualifications

· Great communications skills

· Team player

· Passion for your work

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


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 Artist / Designer – UK Scotland

Our client is looking for an adaptable UI Artist andDesigner. Expertise in both disciplines and a broad range of artistic stylesare required as this is a key role within a small team.


Responsibilities

Work on multiple projects in parallel across variousplatforms

Adapt art styles according to brief

Ensure UI design is in step with the complete vision for anytitle

Complete projects within stringent timeframes

Research and optimise UX utilising an Agile methodology


Requirements

Exceptional portfolio demonstrating: 2D artistry, graphicdesign, UI design and wireframe modelling

Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator and proprietary designpackages

Demonstrable delivery of excellent UX in multiple platforms


We Offer

A unique opportunity to join our successful team

Competitivesalary

Job security. Their portfolio requires continuousenhancement

Offices located in a hub for tech industries


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format and portfolio 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 


Senior Project Manager - Germany

Our client is a major MMO developer based in Berlin,Germany. We seek a proven Senior Project Manager to head up our latest MMO release.

Responsibilites:

· Work with the Producer to communicate timeline and goals for the game.

· Work with the Producer to plan and organize external dependencies.

· Work with the Producer and Leads to establish a project schedule

· Check resource allocation and schedules for all disciplines for plausibility and formality

· Control if proper and measurable goals are being set across all levels of hierarchy

· Maintain the schedule on daily and long term basis ensuring it is up to date.

· Work with the Leads to ensure tasks entered in the schedule are clear and concise.

· Work with the Leads and team members to ensure as signed tasks and timelines are communicated clearly.

· Have an overview of project tasks, assignees and their progress both daily and long term.

· Work with the team on a daily basis to track tasks and ensure any potential blockers are identified and raised.

· Work with the Producer and Leads to resolve obstacles, dependencies, timeline issues and support the communication of project status and progress.

· Work with the Producer, Leads and the team to continually optimize and improve team communication and workflows.

· Develop and establish an efficient and effective team organization and infrastructure

· Optimize the infrastructure to leverage team productivity

· Develop, implement and optimize a planning and tracking system that enables the team keep a current record about quality, time and budget

· Take responsibility for an adequate tool chain and processes (e.g. Plan- / Tracking- / Risk- & Change Management)

· Check and control the balance of the goals“quality, time and budget” and escalate mis balances (if necessary, even above the producer)

· Implement and regulate communication structures to other departments, working with key reports to create an organizational structure and processes that allow the team to efficiently produce high quality work on time and on budget

Skills:

· 7+ years’ software project management experience(not product management)

· 5+ years’ experience as a main project manager

· Planned, managed and delivered at least 3 software projects on time, in budget

· Proven, excellent project management knowledge and experience in the field of mid to large scale software development projects with co-located, multi-cultural teams of 30+

· Immaculate English language skills, ability to communicate own point of view clearly and concisely to senior stakeholders

· Honed analytical and problem solving skills

· Ability to interface with all facets of production (Art, Game Design, Tech, etc.)

· Intimate familiarity with modern projec tv management tools, techniques and practices.

· Thrives in high pressure environments, requiring keen prioritization and multi-tasking abilities

· Exceptional leadership skills, motivating teamwork, performance and drive for excellence

· Career focus on development process rather than creative ideation

· Proven interest in multimedia products,preferably video games

Bonus

· Passion for making and playing innovative games

· University Degree

· Experience leading creative and technical teams in product development or Project Management experience in the video games industry

· Planning, management and delivery of projects for mobile or on-line platforms

We offer:

· A challenging and engaging software development environment with multiple proven and exciting games from start to end

· A professional and international team of specialist in all areas supporting you with long-year industry expertise

· Teamwork, quick decisions and possibilities to grow and supply own ideas

· Career paths and options to develop further overtime

· More than 300 Million Users waiting for your game!

CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Producer – Germany

Recruiting for 2 positions for Producer and Senior Producer acrossmultiple browser game titles. Managing new game development and optimisation ofexisting games.


Responsibilities


Run game creation from initiation, through asset creation and onto release

Manage the leads and creative teams with budget and time-scale limits

Brand promotion to executive team, industry and press

Evolve existing titles

Optimise LTV, ARPU, churn


Requirements


At least 4 years relevant games industry experience

Familiarity of FTP MMO sector

Exceptional knowledge/ enthusiasm for future gaming directions/historical development ofthe genre

Demonstrable leadership/ concept development/ team leadership/ communication

English speaker


We Offer


A leading position in one of the top most game development studios in the world with followers in their millions

Existing expert industrysupport

Clear careerprogression to go even further


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


Senior Mobile Producer – Germany


Recruiting for 2 positions for Producer and Senior Producer across multiple mobile game titles. Managing new game development and optimisation of existing games.


Responsibilities


Run game design from initiation, through asset creation and onto release

In partnership with the Project Manager, lead the creative teams within budget and time scale limits

Set and achieve goals

Manage internal / external partnerships

Collation of risks/ dependencies/ updates and their resolution

Brand promotion to executive team, industry and press

Evolve existing titles


Requirements


At least 5 years games industry management experience

Launched at least 3 titles

Familiarity of FTP MMO sector

Exceptional knowledge/ enthusiasm for future gaming directions/ historical development ofthe genre

Demonstrable leadership/ concept development/ team leadership/ communication

English speaker


We Offer


A leading positionin one of the topmost game development studios in the world with followers in their millions

Existing expertindustry support

Clear careerprogression to go even further


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format 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


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