big planet recruitment

Current Vacancies in Design & Production

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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