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Design & Production Vacancies

Lead/Exec Producer – Canada – Quebec or Remote

Our client is a cross platform games development studio based in Quebec, working on multiple titles ranging from their own IP to 3rd party games. They seek an experienced Lead/Exec Producer who can be the point of contact for Senior Management. The department heads and all the mid and senior producers from different departments/projects will report to this position.


Required


· JIRA

· Agile/Scrum

· 8 years+ games industry experience

· Cross platform development experience

· Canadian work permit & residency

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· French language very helpful; if not, a willingness to learn is essential

· Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget

· Emotional intelligence, motivation, and leadership skills

· Multitasker, with the ability to spin a few plates if required, as the studio has 4 projects in process

· Able to handle the demands and complexity of a 100+ person development studio


In return we offer great projects to work on, a competitive salary, great work life balance, no crunch, relocation assistance, great pension, and full corporate benefits.


CV to cvs@big-planet.biz


Full Stack QA Engineer Games Estonia - REF 2364

This well known gaming studio based in their European offices in Tallin, Estonia is looking for a Full Stack QA Engineer to work on their gaming titles. You will work in a multidisciplinary team incl. programmers and QA to implement and deliver features for our platform.  You don’t need gaming experience but it is an advantage.  You will be looking into issues both front and backend and working with our Java and JavaScript Programmers to fix any bugs.

What skills do you need?

  • Experience manual testing of websites across platforms
  • Exploratory testing
  • Tools knowledge
  • End to End testing
  • Database and SQL understanding
  • Excellent English
  • Bug reporting and logging entries
  • QA best working practices
  • Agile is a bonus

Benefits

State of the art office as well as working part remote.  Excellent salary and relocation package.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2364.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Development Director Games UK – REF 2361

Our client is an exciting and passionate game studio building visually stunning worlds, and now looking for a Development Director to join their talented team. As part of your role, you will be work across multi-disciplinary teams to supply and implement the studio's business plan as well as delivery of all company products.

What will you do?

  • Work with Executive Producers or Studio Directors in driving the overall development delivery, making sure project is delivered on time. As well as to continuously manage trade-offs between scope and resources during the project lifecycle to deliver on a high-quality standard
  • Risk Management – analyse, prioritize, identify, mitigate, and communicate project risks
  • Develop strong relationships with senior leadership teams and partners
  • Establish and communicate overall vision/goals, plans and milestones to the studio
  • Monitoring, tracking, and reporting on project capacity
  • Establish and maintain a healthy and motivating team culture and create trust within the team

Who you are?

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or similar 
  • Games industry experience in a similar role incl. AAA title under your belt
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Strong understanding and experience of Agile PM and Scrum techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Benefits

A great work environment that is supportive, accompanied by a great work life balance. You will also have a competitive salary and benefits, pension scheme and a great rewards benefits package.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2361

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


Development Director Games England – REF 1477

Our client is a AAA Games Studio looking for a talented Development Director to join their stunning purpose-built studio in England. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-class team working on some of the biggest games in the industry. As part of your role, you will be working closely with the Senior Development Director to manage the day-to-day and strategic functions of a project. You will use your experience to help resolve project level production issues to help deliver projects on time and to the highest possible quality standards.

What will you do?

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and efficiently
  • Monitoring, tracking, and reporting on Project Capacity
  • Work with the Development Director to define development processes for the entire project
  • Validate weekly Project Progress Reports, including detailed risk register and project highlights
  • Establish and maintain a healthy and motivating team culture and create trust within the team
  • Validate all documentation required to pass development process gateways
  • Ensure a transparent and active communication towards the projects’ core management, leads and development managers, as well as the PMO

Who you are?

  • Full production lifecycle experience on at least one title preferably console

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or similar 

  • Strong understanding of Agile PM techniques
  • Jira, Hansoft, Trello or similar
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project)

  • Excellent written and verbal English Skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Great project management skills

Benefits

A great flexible working hours and a supportive work environment, with an exceptional benefits package (including an annual bonus scheme, enhanced pension, private healthcare and dental plans for you and your family). This alongside a free onsite gym and subsided onsite restaurant and pub.

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@bigplanet.biz quoting the reference 1477

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


Senior Mobile Game Designer Game Studio Spain - REF 2074

This top F2P mobile games studio based in Barcelona is looking for a Senior Game Designer to work on their pillar titles.

What will you do?

  • Liaising with programmers regarding project specifications
  • features, mock-ups, UX, gameplay, economy, balancing and systems design…
  • Coordinating with the live-ops team.
  • Research and enact new tech and industry norms

What skills do you have?

  • 4+ years proven track record designing mobile F2P games
  • At least one full release cycle on a mobile F2P game as a Senior Game Designer in your portfolio
  • Experience running and mentoring other designers
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Experience with analysing KPIs and using metrics to improve the game balancing
  • Deep understanding of free-to-play game mechanics, monetization systems, and game economics
  • Self-organized and self-motivated way of working
  • Profound mathematical and analytical understanding

To apply please email me your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2074.

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


Data Scientist - Mobile F2P Games, Spain - REF 2295

Sunny Spain calling your name?  A fantastic mobile game studio based in beautiful Barcelona seeks a passionate Data Scientist to join their studio and work on a successful title. This role will have you applying quantitative analysis, programming and statistics. Adding value to the business with data findings, driving user retention, product improvement recommendations, user conversions, etc.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing user data insights to the team, research, data exploration, and analysis.
  • Present findings to senior team members right to the C-Suite level.
  • Collaborate with game teams sharing insights, data insights.
  • Working with a team of Data Scientists to lead projects on machine learning, monetization, and behavioral segmentation as well as offering predictive analytics.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Minimum completed Master’s degree (Maths/ Stats/ Physics/ Engineering or similar)
  • Minimum 3+ years experience in a data analytical role using data for business solutions/ recommendations.
  • Excellent analytical skills in applied statistics or similar.
  • Must be highly proficient in SQL, Python, or R, experience implement models.
  • Experience creating dashboards and visualising findings: Tableau or Looker.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • Preference with candidates in the mobile games industry, if not a genuine passion for the games industry and bring your data analytics skills to games,  is what we’re looking for.
  • Additional info is available on application.

Benefits:

  • Great annual leave policy (and what better in a location by the sea!)
  • Newest devices!
  • Fun perks that support happy healthy team members – gym, lunches, snacks, etc.
  • Various development support courses, training, etc.
  • Team fun (when allowed again) events, games, etc. and MUCH MORE!

Applications:

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz mentioning ref 2295 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.


Senior Systems Designer Racing Games UK - REF 1905

This well-established AAA racing studio based in the Midlands, England is looking for a Senior Systems Designer to work on their pillar franchise.  You will be responsible for creating a great player journey. With a player-oriented and future-focused mindset, you help your designers adjust and balance their features, bringing them from concept to playability. 

You will:

  • Be responsible for all design documentation
  • Design all systems incl paper design
  • Be responsible for meta gameplay
  • Design the spec
  • Mentor and train junior members of the team
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Game Design or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in game design or related experience (live/online game development a bonus)
  • Experience with game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal), productivity software (word processors, spreadsheets, etc.), and ranking systems (e.g. TrueSkill)
  • A highly innovative, empathetic, and collaborative spirit
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
  • Ability to sift through data and come to meaningful conclusions
  • A solid understanding of the market and a (fiery) passion for video games 

Benefits

Excellent pay, bonus scheme, relocation, training, city location and state of the art office

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1905.

Big Planet is an equal ops recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Senior Sound Designer AAA UK - REF 1409

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Sound Designer to work in house in our studio in Leamington Spa, England within the accomplished Audio team on our AAA titles. If you understand the importance of delivering visceral audio engagement through emotionally driven sound design with subtle detail to enhance a player’s immersion and have a desire for excellence, then we would very much like to hear from you. The role requires an excellent ear for well-crafted sounds, intuitive mentoring abilities and a strong desire to create incredible, innovative audio experiences. The successful candidate will need experience in all phases of audio design and production, with high proficiency in core skills of sound design, sound effects with music editing a bonus.

What does the role entail?

• Concept, create and integrate narrative-enhancing, immersive sound design

•Wwise and Pro Tools

Benefits

Bonus, competitive pay, medical and dental…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1409.

Big Planet is a equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Outsource Manager Games UK - REF 2333

We are a AAA games studio looking for an Outsource Manager to work on their pillar racing title at their main studio in the Midlands, England. You will work with the Production team to supervise the creation and completion of content, ensuring the overall vision of the game . In this role, you will be responsible for supervising the delivery of outsourced assets and submissions to the IP holder. You will ensure outsource demands are met on time and to schedule without sacrificing the high-quality ethos of the studio and are delivered in support of design and technical requirements. You must be flexible, highly motivated and conscientious in a role that will see you harmonise with all fields. Your keen eye for detail and production experience will allow you to identify project risks and dependencies, proposing solutions where issues emerge.

What does the job entail?

• Responsible for maintaining the outsource pipeline

• Vendor management and IP client relations

• Supervise, lead & evaluate outsource process from hand over to final delivery

• Manage and communicate the flow of assets to vendors

• Marking up images to accompany text feedback

• Crafting presentations, and status reports

• Creating specs and Work Orders for Outsource

• Identify inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement within the creative process

• Highlight potential risks associated with IP tasks and requests. Also, ensure detailed documentation is completed where appropriate

• Full development lifecycle experience in production

• Excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal

Benefits

Bonus, great relocation package, pension, medical and dental…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2333.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Lead Sound Designer Games England - REF 2332

The Lead Audio Designer will work closely with our Audio Director to deliver an immersive and informative sound that aligns with the creative vision for our AAA title. The person in this position should be an excellent communicator both in-person and online, be able to respond to direction, and make audio experiences that meld story and personality seamlessly with the gameplay.  This is for our RPG studio based in the Midlands, England.

What will you do?

As a Lead Audio Designer, you will:

  • Create and implement weapons, abilities and environmental audio that brim with character
  • Push the development of audio features and integration for future Unreal audio engine development
  • Contribute to all aspects of sound design, post-production and mixing
  • Collaborate with other game developers to debug sound effects
  • Take part in improving game audio features and tool development
  • Assist with field recordings

What skills do you need?

  • Committed to excellence
  • Passionate about games and game audio
  • Experience mentoring and training junior sound designers
  • 7+ years of experience in games in sound design and implementation
  • Proven track record of creating excellent original content
  • Technically competent with tools, processes, and sound theory
  • At least one title as a lead sound/audio engineer in the games industry preferably on PC/console title
  • Capable of troubleshooting problems within audio and game tools
  • Highly motivated and able to work successfully with minimal direction when needed
  • Able to quickly improve or learn new skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction and work cooperatively with other disciplines
  • Experience editing and mixing sound-to-picture
  • Experience authoring sound for surround formats
  • Experience in field recording and audio source creation
  • Experience working with both commercial and proprietary audio as well as implementation tools on multiple platforms
  • Outsource audio development experience

Benefits

Bonus, relocation package and great studio environment

Application

To apply pls send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2332.


Game Designer Games England - REF 2331

This AAA studio based in the Midlands is seeking a Game Designer to make key contributions to a well known PC / console title.

What will you do?

 • Designing various game systems, game mechanics through the full cycle of production from concept to final stage

• Collaborating with Creative, Art, and Programming teams to align all the elements into a common high-quality vision for the game

• Balancing and adjusting gameplay features to guarantee player’s satisfaction

• Being able to identify and overcome both design and technical challenges met through the production cycle

• Working in the Engine to prototype / improve various features

• At least 1 year experience in the gaming industry in a similar position and at least one shipped title

• Passion for triple-A PC / console games

• Ability to write clear and concise documentation specific to any of the teams involved in the process

• Fast prototyping skills and openness to numerous iterations

• Excellent organizational skills and methodology

• Ability to work with deadlines

• Good communication skills and able to work in a team

• English, both spoken and written

Benefits

• You would work in an Agile team where everybody’s inputs are valued;

• The team is international and multicultural

• Bonus

• Good work life balance

Application

To apply pls send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2331.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.


Senior Monetization Designer – Germany – REF 2300

Our client is a AAA Games Studio based in Germany looking for a Senior Monetization Designer to help enhance their own meta- and monetization systems within their player-interest-first strategy. As part of the role, you will work closely with other team leads and bring your own expertise of game monetization to the table.

What you will be doing?

· Promote a holistic monetization strategy with the goal of improving retention and increasing in-game revenue, while respecting the player experience

· Advice feature teams on best practices to ensure any monetization and business goals are effective and fair to the player

· Drive the design and balancing of the in-game economy and progression systems to support core gameplay

· Design meta retention systems, reward loops and monetization mechanics/systems that are in-line with the game’s vision

· Maximize the performance of in-game shop and virtual currency packages, both in terms of content and pricing.

· Acutely aware of new industry trends, monetization frameworks and development practices

Who you are?

· Experience developing and maintaining gameplay systems, game features, or monetized stores for a shipped game

· Deep Knowledge of meta and monetization from top F2P and GaaaS games.

· Fluent in KPI’s and experienced inworking with business intelligence analysts

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Proven skills in MS Excel, thus independently able to build models

· Strong drive to achieve the best quality and keen eye for the detail as well as the big picture

Benefits

Relocation bonus and ongoing support offered, as well as flexible working hours with fresh fruit and veg as well as cold and hot beverages of your own choice offered. There is also a fitness club membership, exciting monthly company events and, public transport contribution offered.

Application

Please email your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2300

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


Lead Designer – VR – Amsterdam – REF 1374

Our client is a Games studio based in Amsterdam looking for a Lead Designer to help create a true multi-platform VR action shooter based on a global franchise.  As part of the role, you will lead a team and help craft a high-level vision which frames the player’s experience.


What you will be doing?

  • Assist the Game Director in shaping a project vision and also help translate this vision into an overarching design strategy
  • Manage the project’s design team by setting goals and ensuring their work is consistent with the projects vision
  • Collaborate across the disciplines to make the game as fun and engaging as possible
  • Genuine interest in and enthusiasm for design. Use instincts, experience, and evidence as appropriate to help design the game
  • Must be able to effectively communicate risks and obstacles both to managed team members, as well as to senior management

Who you are?

  • You have worked in a Lead designer role throughout the full development cycle on AAA Console/PC titles for 8+ years
  • Excellent English language communication skills both written and verbal
  • You are highly skilled in all areas of design, from UX, mechanics and systems to levels and narrative, and you have the track record to prove it
  • You are ambitious and creative, always aiming for the highest possible quality
  • You ae organized and forward looking
Benefits A good work life balance with flexible working hours and a zero-crunch policy, with relocation cost compensation also included. A studio located in the heart of beautiful Amsterdam, also having included is a free pension plan, Friday afternoon drinks and group activities.

Application Please email your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference1374. We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


Senior Level Designer, Cornwall, United Kingdom -REF 2301

An amazing opportunity has opened up for an experienced Senior Level Designer to join a lovely studio in Cornwall. This role is seeking for someone to join their studio in a beautiful location in the south coast of Cornwall, situated around towering cliffs and seasides.

This team is looking for a natural contributor who is a strong mentor, communicator with solid experience in level design and Unity Engine 4.

What you’ll be doing:

-  Contribute and manage the team as a strong mentor delivering creative ideas

-  Interact with every department to ensure epic theatres are delivered for our upcoming online first-person shooter ’83 and first person cold-war spy thriller I.G I.: Origins.

-  Work alongside Junior level Designers where you will be contributing to development through mentoring.

-  Participate towards the studios internal dialogues through providing a bunch of design issues as well as providing feedback and suggestions to other Level Designers on their work.

-  Bring forward suggestions and prototype new tools, example levels and workflows for the level design department.

-  Test and correct designs made using game engine/software

-  Create content in the engine using given 3D objects and tools and implement designs in the game engine.

-  Create new tools using the game engines code language

-  Programming and Scripting in the game engines code language

-  Be able to Identify and manage risks within the schedule

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

-  2+ years’ experience of Level Design in an industry studio environment

-  3+ year experience using Unreal Engine 4 or equivalent engines

-  Passion for games and interest in creating intriguing gameplay

-  Minimum one shipped action game in a level design position

-  Must have experience using level editing tools

-  Must have advanced understanding of developer tools & software

-  Enthusiastic for ongoing self-development and learning

-  Able to work under pressure to meet deadline

-  Analytical approach to problem solving tasks

-  Excellent organisational and communication skills

-  Calm and logical during challenges

-  Experience supervising level design team

-  Experience in using node-based visual script logic

-  Experience using level editing tools

Benefits:

-  Great work-life balance and supportive team

-  Team offering flexibility around core hours

-  Beautiful seaside location

-  Strong company culture

-  Perks, freebies, and discounts on its platforms

-  Subscriptions to Perk Box etc.

Application

Please e-mail your CV to ash-@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2301.

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


Senior Systems Designer, Berlin - Ref 2300

Our client, an Unreal game studio based in Berlin, Germany seeks a Senior Systems Designer to join their team. This team is looking for an experienced Systems Designer with no less than 5 years of experience as a systems designer. This truly passionate and creative team seeks someone to work with them, balancing, building, and enhancing their systems – meta and monetization. Passion, strong systems design, and game monetization qualities and skills are what this team is looking for in a top candidate!

Passionate, fun team who support the development of their staff and creating a creative and fun working environment where you can shine in what you do best!

What will you be doing?

  • Balancing and driving design on in-game economy and systems.
  • Design meta retention systems, monetization systems, reward loops, etc.
  • Monetization strategy, aligned with increasing in-game revenue while improving retention, keeping the player experience top of mind.
  • Ownership of the performance of the above systems through the development and after release.
  • Working with the BI team on the performance of systems, creating designs and forward plans for development.
  • Additional info available on application.

Who are we looking for?

  • Must have no less than 5 years experience in the games industry as a Systems Designer.
  • Must have at least 1-year experience with monetization, games with strong meta systems and F2P monetization, and solid knowledge of meta and monetization from top F2P and GaaS game titles.
  • Must have strong MS Excel skills, building models, and experience working with BI Analysts.
  • Would be a plus if you have Unreal engine experience.
  • This team seeks a good team player, who can work well in a multi-disciplinary team.

Benefits:

  • Relocation support
  • Health insurance and pension
  • Gym membership
  • Learning and Development
  • Flexible work hours

Applications:

If this sounds like your dream job, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz  today quoting reference 2300.

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

Senior Level Designer Games France – Ref 2183

We are working with a fantastic game studio based in the South of France, which is looking for a talented Senior Level Designer, who is passionate about ARPG, to join their team!

What will you be doing?

  • Create levels and missions beginning to end
  • Ensure playability of environments, working with the level artists
  • Working closely with game designers ensuring balance of contents
  • Design contents and systems for any future content, ensuring creative decision
  • Additional info available on application

Who you are?

  • An experienced level designer, with no less than 3 – 5 years experience in the games industry, and have worked on at least 1 or more AA or AAA games
  • Must have excellent knowledge of ARPG
  • Comfortable with XML language and scripting
  • Good command of English
  • A good team player, who is solutions focused and has excellent critical thinking skills
  • Basic knowledge of storytelling and architecture

Benefits:

Really super team, with successful projects. Working in a beautiful city in the south of France. This studio offers a great work-life balance, a competitive salary, and a collaborative working environment.

This is an onsite role, relocation to France will be required.

How to apply?

To apply, forward your CV to Adrienne in our team on adrienne@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 2183.

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

Senior Cinematic Designer Major AAA Console Studio, Midlands, UK - Ref 2293

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio that is looking for a Senior Cinematic Designer to join their team.

Work alongside the Lead of this top team working on world-famous titles. Must have a solid track record of cinematics at a high level.

Who we’re looking for:

  • This team seeks a candidate who has a solid understanding of classical as well as modern cinematic fundamentals.
  • Excellent understanding of cinematic storytelling, composition, pacing and have a solid base of cinematic presentation styles.
  • Strong showreel with updated work.
  • Additional info available on application.

Other than the above, we’re looking for your genuine passion for games and all things cinematics in games to bring to a major player of creative gaming professionals.

Applications:

Please forward your updated CV and your latest portfolio to adrienne@big-planet.biz  and quote reference 2293

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

Lead Cinematic Designer Major AAA Console Studio, Midlands, UK - Ref 2292

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio that is looking for a Lead Cinematic Designer to join their team.

This role is responsible for the direction, development of the cinematic vision of the title, ensuring quality, and title vision. You’ll be leading the team, ensuring exceptional delivery, collaboration with art and the team.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Bring your exceptional cinematic fundamentals, understanding of cinematic storytelling, pacing, etc.
  • Must have a solid base of cinematic presentation styles incl the latest techniques.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of game development and animation theory.
  • Strong showreel, with recent work.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Superb ability to conceptualize and visualize innovation and creative concepts.
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Superb and challenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced and collaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famous games!

Applications:

Please forward your updated Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to adrienne@big-planet.biz and quoting reference 2292.

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

Remote Senior Level Designer PC Games, Europe - Ref 2294

Our client, a passionate studio in Austria, is looking for an experienced Level Designer to join their expanding team. Our ideal candidate will have good levels of level design experience, be able to inspire and mentor junior level designers, and have great creative and artistic inputs.

This role is offered onsite or fully remote!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design, conceptualise, script, direct, and build levels.
  • Design and implement layouts, character, enemy placements, etc.
  • Work with game designers and level designers in the team to define level designs.
  • Create layouts documents for levels.
  • Mentor junior level designers and go-to for level design solutions.
  • Contribute and work closely with the Creative Director on ideas for the game design and the Art team on coming up with exciting environments etc.

Who you are:

  • Minimum of at least 5 years’ game development experience.
  • Must have strong Unreal Engine 4.
  • Experience with scripting languages and blueprints.
  • Be able to design and conceptualise interesting game levels with 3D tools such Unreal Engine 4, Maya, Hammer, Max, or similar.
  • Experience working with Scrum.
  • Detail orientated, with good written and communication skills.
  • A good base of technical background and understanding of development and production, as well as cinematography, storytelling, relationships of gameplay within levels and overall game, etc.
  • Must be eligible to work in the EU (EU work permit).

Benefits:

Joining a leading independent European studio, who are supportive, offer a competitive salary and great benefits. Opportunity to work fully remote or onsite.

How to apply:

If this sounds like your dream job and your next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2294.

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

Lead Level Designer Major AAA Console Studio, Midlands, UK - Ref 2286

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior/ Lead Level Designer with AAA console experience to join top team & title!

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio that is looking for a Lead Level Designer to join their team on their AAA RPG title.  Leading studio, top technology – exciting title!

This role is responsible for leading the level design team. Establishing and evolving the level design processes. Ensure the level design team’s work is on track and of exceptional quality.

Who you are?

  • You’ll have no less than 3-5 years experience senior or lead level design experience working on a hit / high profile console title covering full development cycle, AAA experience.
  • Must have a solid track record and have a portfolio of previous work to share, building worlds, levels, etc.
  • Passionate about the industry and level design.
  • Collaborative and inspiring leadership qualities.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about games and creating worlds that are world-class!

Superb and challenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced and collaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famous games!

Applications:

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2286 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.

Senior Game Designer Mobile F2P, Spain - Ref 2284

Sunny Spain calling your name? A fantastic mobile game studio based in beautiful Barcelona seeks a passionate Senior Game Designer to join their studio. Work on their successful mobile game title. You will be an integral member of the design team, helping to provide the best user experiences to the studio's huge player base.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Writing game design documents for the team, developing new game features.
  • Working with the design team to keep the game engaging and interesting with content and features.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team, engineering, product, UI/UX, QA within Agile methodology.
  • Improving and monitoring the in-game economy, looking for opportunities to improve and impress players.
  • Full balancing for new features.
  • Game improvement focus, whether feature rebalancing, test proposals, efficiency for the team, and more.

Who you are?

  • Must have no less than 3 years experience in game design in the F2P mobile space, must have worked on shipped F2P title as a Game Designer.
  • Economy balancing experience.
  • Data visualisation, ability to break down game systems, think like the players, and balance the needs of the players vs the business.
  • Passionate about games and creating engaging experiences.
  • Ability to create clear written and visual presentations of complex design topics.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • High attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.

Benefits:

  • Great annual leave policy (and what better in a location by the sea!)
  • Newest devices!
  • Fun perks that support happy healthy team members – gym, lunches, snacks, etc.
  • Various development support courses, training, etc.
  • Team fun (when allowed again) events, games, etc., and MUCH MORE!

Applications:

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2284!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who values 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.

Senior Level Designer Major AAA Console Studio, Midlands, UK - Ref 2281

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Level Designer with AAA console experience!

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio that is looking for a Senior Level Designer to join their team on their AAA RPG title. 

This role is responsible for world areas as well as leading junior-level designers in the team. Responsible for designing, implementing levels, creating creative and quality levels, working with relevant internal teams to produce exceptional quality!

Who you are?

  • You’ll have no less than 5 years’ experience level design experience working on a hit/ high profile console title.
  • Must have a solid track record and have a portfolio of previous work to share.
  • Passionate about the industry and level design.
  • Must be a good team player and have the experience to mentor juniors in the team.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about games and creating worlds that are world-class!

Superb and challenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced and collaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famous games!

Applications:

Please forward your updated Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio to adrienne@big-planet.biz  and quoting reference 2281.

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

Senior Producer Gaming, Baltic Region - Ref 2276

Leading gaming operator seeks a Senior Producer to join their team! Global team, with lovely culture. This is a “hands-on” role for an experienced producer with a can-do attitude and who is passionate about driving the teams to meet project deliverables and high-quality output. Opportunity to join a team who are passionate about their games & player experience!

What you will be doing?

  • Responsible for production schedule, resource allocations, responsible for all specs, documentation, meeting notes, etc.
  • Working with relevant teams pre-production, UI, UX, etc. to the project goals and delivery.
  • Track project and team progress, being the liaison between internal teams and external parties.
  • Managing and identifying risks, ensuring solutions are proposed and implemented.
  • Create Jiratickets as required, ensure Confluence and project software is updated.
  • Managing any underperformances as needed.
  • Product testing, review, and identifying with the team any user experience issues.
  • Analysing and trend watching for industry-relevant updates, competitors, and current products.
  • Responsible for managing regular project planning and review meetings with the team.
  • Additional info available on application.

Who we’re looking for?

  • Must have no less than 3 – 5 years experience as a project manager or producer, in-game development a strong preference.
  • Ideal experience in the gaming industry and understanding of what makes gaming fun to play.
  • Ability to drive outputs, make decisions, ability to use your own judgement, and be accountable. Previous experience leading a team would be highly beneficial.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Good team player with the ability to work well with others
  • Strong problem-solving and time management skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal.

Benefits

Competitive salary, employee wellness, and career development support.Great working environment, with good work-life balance, team events, and activities.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2276.

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

Game Economy Designer F2P Mobile Games, Spain - Ref 2274

A fantastic mobile game studio based in beautiful Barcelona seeks a passionate Game Economy Designer to join their studio. Work on their successful & top-grossing mobile game title!  This client team is working remotely currently, with a view to returning to office. Great team & sunny location.

Exciting opportunity to join a professional and passionate team, who delivers amazing projects to their players across the globe.

What this role entails: 

  • Write game design documents with the information needed to develop new game features.
  • Monitor and suggest improvements to the in-game economy, always looking for good opportunities to impress players while meeting business requirements.
  • Working in an agile team methodology of game design and production professionals.
  • Looking for feature rebalancing, creating full balancing for new features, test proposals, etc. in a continuous improvement culture in line with a top-selling game’s requirements.
  • Creating the full balancing for new features, and being able to summarize them and defend the rationale behind them.
  • Working within the design team on new and fresh features, engaging content, etc. to further engage and excite their players.

Who are we looking for:

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in game design as well as experience working on a live game, essential.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the mobile F2P game space, as well as a passion for the mobile game space.
  • Solid track record and experience with game economy balancing as well as data visualization
  • Highly numerate, organised, and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent presentation skills, ability to create and deliver complex design topics as required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills; both written and verbal in English.

Applications:

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz Ref 2274 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.

Head of Production Mobile F2P Games, SE England - Ref 2272

Lovely opportunity for an experienced Senior Producer Mobile Game Designer to join an award-winning team based in SE England.  Skilled and talented team looking for a Senior Producer to take responsibility for Production for this team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead, organise and manage project goals, development of genre-defining games
  • Motivating development team ensuring delivery to product roadmap is managed well, and on time and in budget
  • Create and track production plans, reporting and ensuring the team are managing and meeting their goals
  • Ensure workflows and processes are working well and optimise as needed
  • Manage, identify risks, resolving development issues
  • Manage QA ensuring high-quality releases
  • Working with product, engineering, art & QA ensuring releases meet goals, requirements, are well defined, and communicated well.

Skills & experience sought:

  • Minimum of 6+ years experience in a leading production for a F2P mobile game across life-cycle stages concept to live-ops.
  • Solid track record and passion for the mobile F2P space with experience managing a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must have exceptional planning and organisation skills, as well as the ability to motivate and prioritise.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • A good team player, who is collaborative and inclusive with great communication skills.
  • High attention to detail, strong reporting and problem-solving skills.
  • Positive, proactive, and motivating attitude.
  • Self-managed and driven to deliver.

Benefits:

Friendly, talented team, who love working with great tech and in a strong creative and passionate team, with good success behind them! Medical, dental, pension, etc. plans.

Competitive salary, bonus scheme, flexibility. Collaborative and transparent team. Lovely working environment, with chill-zone, snacks, fruits, etc.

Applications:

If this sounds like your dream job and your next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2272.

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

Lead QA AAA Game Studio NW UK - REF 2255

We are working with a top-tier AAA game studio team based in the NW of the UK, who are looking for a Senior QA for their development team. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in their impressive and scenic studio setting and develop your skills in an AAA environment on  large-scale titles! Core function of this role is to execute and define their Agile testing processes, test automation and tool programme for their project. Must have previous team management experience.

What will you be doing?

  • Develop the quality plan for the project, ensuring the work is allocating as required across the team.
  • Part of the development QA team, monitoring, controlling and planning the QA activities.
  • Management and mentorship of the QA team.
  • Manage tasks of the team, ensuring work is prioritised and within the project schedule.
  • Ensure that knowledge of the project scope, design and features, any production risks etc. and the team’s contribution are understood by the team, ensuring smooth running, tracking and mitigation.
  • Assist in the development of key performance targets for the project and the QA team.
  • Work closely with the team and the senior managers to ensure best QA practice, effective quality practices, and mentorship as needed is carried out in the team and for the projects.

Skills & experience required:

  • Minimum of a completed degree qualification or similar in Games Development or Production.
  • Must have previous QA team management experience or a testing team management role.
  • Must have good base of software development, debugging, version control and continuous integration systems.
  • Advanced user of quality management / testing tools such as development test cases, /building test plans, workflow creation etc.
  • Must have excellent software testing methodologies experience, Agile software development with ISTQB an added advantage.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and mentor a team.
  • Analytical thinker who is methodical and has strong planning and project management skills.
  • A passion and knowledge of the games industry and ideally a background in test automation.

Benefits

In return, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to working with a winning team who are passionate and reward passion and success! Flexible working hours, great work-life balance, training, subsided lunches, free snacks & great coffee! An awesome team culture and opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best!

How to apply

If this sounds like your dream job and your next move, then send your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2255.

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


Senior Game Designer F2P Mobile Games, SE England - Ref 2250

We are working with a fantastic F2Pmobile game studio based in London, who seek a Senior Game Designer to join their talented team, who are supportive of your craft and look to get the best out of their teams. Bring your passion for games, previous game designer team management to a dedicated, professional, and friendly team!

What you’ll be doing?

  • Build sound and engaging features to excite and that will increase engagement and monetisation.
  • Design events, objects, content.
  • Seek out any opportunity to improve a game's inner workings and success.
  • Provide feedback on features crafted by your design team members.
  • Guide and work together with the team to develop a long-term game roadmap.
  • Guide content and feature development.
  • Work closely with production, art, engineering, QA, marketing, etc. as well as your designers, being the collaborator for game design on your game/s.
  • Build & engage the Community. Interacting and looking for live feedback.
  • You’ll be the collaborator and mentor to the team and working with the team to achieve further successes.

Who are we looking for?

  • Must have a proven track record of game designer experience with strong working knowledge of the Unity framework.
  • Previous experience as a senior game designer managing and mentoring a game design team.
  • Must have experience with puzzle designs, level designs, wire-framing, prototyping, flow diagrams, etc.
  • Excellent command of the English language both written & verbal.
  • Analytical thinker who has strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must have a good blend of mathematical and game design, have good grasp of the commercial aspects of a game partnered with keeping it super fun at the same time!

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsite catering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitive salary.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz by quoting reference 2250.

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

Product Manager AAA, Midlands - Ref 2235

Leading UK studio in the Midlands seeks a Product Manager to join their team and come work with them to own scope and roadmap as well as leading the team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Management and mentorship of the team, direction with Agile approach.
  • Road map, features, and deliver against the roadmap.
  • Team Management and coaching.
  • Collaborate and liaise with internal stakeholders across teams.
  • Release and change management, and all communication around the product.

What our client is looking for in their ideal candidate:

  • Minimum of a degree in relevant field plus current product management experience. working across at least 2 products incl app.
  • Proven track record of providing product delivery, with excellent project management and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to coach, drive and collaborate well with cross-functional teams and be able to manage senior stakeholder management, too.
  • Good web services and app knowledge.
  • CX and UCD best practice knowledge.

Benefits:

Opportunity to work with a top team, flexible working hours, great work-life balance, training, great team culture, and opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best!

Applications:

If this sounds like your dream job and next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2235.

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

Game Designer F2P Mobile Games, Turkey - Ref 2231

We are working with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in Turkey, who seek a Game Designer to join their talented team, who are supportive of your craft and look to get the best out of their teams. Bring your passion for game design to a devoted and successful team!

What will you be doing?

  • Create engaging and original games, working and collaborating with teams across the business.
  • Taking game design ideas and creating special, fun, and engaging game titles.
  • Work across a variety of game styles.
  • Use of data to drive decisions and design to ensure a successful and optimal game experience.
  • Form part of the prototyping process.

Who are we looking for?

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a game designer in F2P mobile games.
  • Must have shipped at least one title ideally on mobile.
  • Must have a proven track record of game designer experience with good working knowledge of the Unity framework.
  • Experience with flow diagrams, prototyping, and wireframing.
  • You’re a team player who is a rapid prototype and has a flexible approach and attitude.
  • Strong knowledge of game balancing, pacing, and progression.
  • Good command of the English language both written & verbal.
  • Team player who can work well in collaboration with others.
  • Analytical thinker who has strong problem-solving skills & has a logical approach.
  • Ability to support the design of large-scale game systems as the team works to optimise player engagement, retention, and game revenue.
  • Nice to have: some experience or scripting in C#, Unity3D editor, understanding of UI/UX balance mobile games, experience writing design documents for artists and engineers.

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as on site catering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitive salary.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2231.

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

Senior Game Designer F2P Mobile Games, Turkey - Ref 2230

We are working with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in Turkey, who seek a Senior Game Designer to join their talented team, who are supportive of your craft and look to get the best out of their teams. Bring your passion for games, previous game designer team management to a dedicated, professional, and friendly team!

What you’ll be doing?

  • Build sound and engaging features to excite and that will increase engagement and monetisation.
  • Design events, objects, content.
  • Seek out any opportunity to improve a game's inner workings and success.
  • Provide feedback on features crafted by your design team members.
  • Guide and work together with the team to develop a long-term game roadmap.
  • Guide content and feature development.
  • Work closely with production, art, engineering, QA, marketing, etc. as well as your designers, being the collaborator for game design on your game/s.
  • Build & engage the Community. Interacting and looking for live feedback.
  • You’ll be the collaborator and mentor to the team and working with the team to achieve further successes.

Who are we looking for?

  • Must have a proven track record of game designer experience with strong working knowledge of the Unity framework.
  • Previous experience as a senior game designer managing and mentoring a game design team.
  • Must have experience with puzzle designs, level designs, wire-framing, prototyping, flow diagrams, etc.
  • Excellent command of the English language both written & verbal.
  • Analytical thinker who has strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must have a good blend of mathematical and game design, have a good grasp of the commercial aspects of a game partnered with keeping it super fun at the same time!

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as on-site catering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitive salary.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2230.

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

Data Scientist Games SE England - Ref 2227

We are working with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in London that seeks a Data Scientist to join their talented team! Lovely positive team culture working on great projects! This role is responsible for building a robust data culture across the teams. Bring you strong data flow management, statistics, and monetisation models experience.

What you’ll be doing?

  • You’ll be the data subject matter expert in the business.
  • Working across the teams, building and maintaining a robust data culture and information to add value to the business successes.
  • Manage data flow and ensuring data is at the core of commercial decisions.
  • Working with all the teams who create their games to the success and fun that people enjoy.
  • Ensure data quality across reports.

Who you are?

  • Minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree Science/ Mathematics/ Engineering or similar.
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of mobile F2P games.
  • Must have experience in data analytics and business intelligence.
  • Strong data modeling, architecture, and principles.
  • Skilled in SQL, R, or Python.
  • Ability to guide and drive a data culture and to scale a team of data scientists.
  • Ensuring data quality across reports, data mining skills for analytical and reporting purposes.

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as on-site catering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitive salary.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2227.

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

Executive Producer F2P Mobile Games, SE England - Ref 2225

We are working with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in London that seeks an Executive Producer to join their talented team! This is a leadership role, seeks an experienced production profile with no less than 10 years+ experience leading multidisciplinary teams at a senior level, strong A – Z development experience, having worked on a number of titles from concept to live ops. This role has a strong preference for the mobile games experience. Lovely positive team culture.

What will you be doing?

  • Build and work with your team to ensure high quality of work is delivered efficiently, within budget, timeously, etc.
  • Driving production results across multiple disciplines.
  • Building a passionate team, who are free to be creative and fun.
  • Managing and guiding potential game development risks as needed.
  • Guide teams in the various stages of game development.
  • Additional information is available upon application.

Who you are?

  • Minimum 10 years experience managing and leading multidiscipline teams.
  • Must have experience leading at a senior level A- Z of development, for a number of titles.
  • Strong preference for mobile F2P experience.
  • Must have strong project management skills and tools experience i.e. JIRA ideal
  • Ability to lead, manage and grow teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of the full game development process and has experience from concept to live ops.
  • High attention to detail and analytical thinker.
  • Ability to lead and influence driving goals.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsite catering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitive salary.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2225.

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

Senior Producer F2P Mobile Games, SE England - Ref 2226

We are working with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in London seeking a Senior Producer to join their talented team! Dynamic team & culture. Strong production process management and project management skills sought at a senior level. You’ll be driving development and the team, planning and ensuring execution. Must have experience driving from concept to live ops.

What will you be doing?

  • Ensure excellent planning and execution, product management, working with the design teams, etc. to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Ensuring and facilitation team communication, ensuring progress, risk reporting, status, etc. are on track.
  • Ensuring high-quality releases, you’ll work closely with development, design, QA, art, product, etc. Create and craft the production process seeking solutions to drive the best end results through the full game development process.

Who you are?

  • Must have current experience as a Senior Producer managing full production cycle, from concept to live ops.
  • Strong preference for mobile F2P experience.
  • Strong project management experience, development methodologies i.e. Agile, Scrum, Kanba, project scheduling, and management, as well as risk and status reporting
  • Ability to drive and manage multiple priorities and various teams.
  • Working with a large multi-disciplinary team, working towards project goals.
  • Production team management using Agile or similar, as well as experience with JIRA, Confluence, Google, or similar.

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as on-site catering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitive salary.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2226.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do notdiscriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Senior Technical Producer Major AAA Studio, Midlands UK - Ref 2222

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio working on world-famous videogames that are looking for a Senior Technical Producer to join their team. Bring your AAA games experience and ability to build and maintain a strategy for the development of technology for a top game!

What we’re looking for:

  • A completed degree in Engineering/ Computer Science or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ games program/ project management experience.
  • Solid track record of running engineering programs, managing and communicating delivery, and coordination of cross-function teams.
  • Ability to direct engineering teams to meet delivery requirements and keeping goals on track across all teams.
  • Must have previous experience with game release, production, or program management.
  • Ability and track record of data-driven decision-making.
  • Excellent communicator, with a proven track record of ensuring delivery across teams to achieve results.
  • Passion for games, with a keen interest in innovation and industry trends

Superb and challenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced and collaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famous games!

To find out more, apply by emailing your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2222.

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

Environment Producer Major AAA Studio, Midlands UK - Ref 2217

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio making the latest sequel of a world-famous video games RPG franchise. They’re looking for an experienced Environment Producer to join their team. This role engages and partners with art, technical and creative and is responsible for overseeing environment production.

Who you are?

  • You’ll have no less than 3 – 5 years’ experience working from early projects to shipping on multiple AAA titles, open world in particular.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills for technical issues.
  • Must have full project lifecycle management experience in an internal production role, with well-developed project management skills.
  • Good team player, who is driven and motivated with excellent people and communication skills.
  • Must have project management software experience & methodologies.
  • Must have a good understanding of game art, game design, and the technical fundamentals.
  • A keen eye for detail and passion for games, essential!

What you’ll be doing?

  • Responsible for delivery of their open-world environment.
  • Coordinate stakeholders and various teams.
  • Manage production schedules, both internal & external.
  • Managed and define workflows, the scope of the environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring delivery of environment in service of quality visuals, gameplay, and performance.
  • Management and reporting of project progress, coordinate environment art resources, schedules, etc. to meet project requirements.
  • Manage and drive daily tasks and relevant team discussions.
  • Additional information upon application.

Superb and challenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced and collaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famous games!

To find out more, apply by emailing your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2217.

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

Level Designer Games, Germany - Ref 2203

Established games studio based in Germany is looking to expand their team. Excellent opportunity for a Level Designer with solid experience and worked through on at least on published title console/ PC. The studio prides itself on nurturing its staff and letting the team shine, great team culture!

Who you are?

  • You have no less than 5 years experience in level design and work on at least one published title console / PC
  • Ability and solid experience creating complex levels
  • Strong scripting, level sequences, tracking shots, etc.
  • A genuine passion for game development
  • Good team player, who is flexible and shows resilience
  • Ability to take ownership and great work ethic
  • Level sequences and tracking shots

Benefits:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great studio and work on their strategy and simulation titles. This studio offers a good work-life balance, free snacks and drinks, and even board game nights! 

Applications:

To find out more, apply by emailing your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz and quote reference 2203

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

Lead Game Designer Mobile F2P, Spain - Ref 2195

Fantastic mobile game studio based in the beautiful city of Barcelona seeks a passionate Lead Game Designer to join their studio. Work on their successful mobile game titles. You will be an integral member of the design team, leading the other designers and helping to provide the best user experiences to the studio's huge player base, but also chipping in when needed with your strong design specialist skills!

What you’ll be doing:

  • High-level design documentation, mockups, user flows
  • Game idea generation, testing, global launch
  • Accountability for creative ideation, systems design, feature crafting
  • Translating high-level goals into manageable low-level specifications
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of designers, artists and UI/UX
  • Work with data and marketing, so features are released based on sound data values

Who you are?

  • 4+ years in the games industry in a design role
  • 1+ years experience working on a live game in a design role
  • 1+ shipped F2P mobile title under your belt as a Senior Game Designer or similar
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the mobile games market including trends and competition, casual or similar games particularly
  • Track record of design of deeply engaging mobile gaming player experiences
  • Leadership skills

Benefits:

  • Great annual leave policy (and what better in a location by the sea!)
  • Newest devices!
  • Fun perks that support happy healthy team members – gym, lunches, snacks, etc.
  • Various development support courses, training, etc.
  • Team fun (when allowed again) events, games, etc., and MUCH MORE!

Applications:

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in .doc or .docx to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2195 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values 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.

Senior UI/UX Designer Mobile F2P, Spain - Ref 2196

Leading mobile games studio based in the beautiful city of Barcelona seeks a skilled UI/ UX Designer to join their team. Top international team with great successes! They’re looking for a skilled UI / UX blend mobile games professional to join them bringing together both UI and UX Design, working across some very exciting projects!

Exciting opportunity to join a professional and passionate team, who delivers amazing projects to their players across the globe.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Benchmark competition and share insights to apply to your game projects
  • Take ownership of UI asset production and integration
  • Research artistic styles for UI in line with game projects, and propose as needed
  • Bringing player needs from a design goal into simple flows
  • Ownership of UI implementation
  • Additional info available upon application.

What are we looking for experience & skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years UI designer or UI artist experience, with at least 2 full release cycles of mobile f2p games
  • Must be proficient with Unity and Photoshop, preferably also with strong Adobe XD, Protopie / After Effects, or similar
  • Good knowledge and experience of UX research, and a keen interest in a superbly blended role
  • Must be well organised, strong team player who takes accountability
  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills in English

Benefits:

  • Great annual leave policy (and what better in a location by the sea!)
  • Newest devices!
  • Fun perks that support happy healthy team members – gym, lunches, snacks, etc.
  • Various development support courses, training, etc.
  • Team fun (when allowed again) events, games, etc., and MUCH MORE!

Applications:

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CVin .doc or .docx, complete with your updated portfolio links to adrienne@big-planet.biz  Ref 2196 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values 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.

Lead Level Designer AAA Unreal Studio, SW UK - Ref 2192

A great opportunity has opened up for an experienced Lead Level Designer to join a lovely AAA studio in a beautiful location SW of England, on the coastline, and just perfect for that work-life balance most desired!

This team is looking for a natural leader who is a strong manager, mentor, and coach; combined with a solid track record and experience in level design and unreal engine; to lead their level design team. Working across 2 projects(fps).

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage, coach, and develop the level design team
  • Key person for design issues and communication to the level designers
  • Improve processes, prototype new tools, example levels, and workflows for the department
  • Mentor junior level designers
  • Translate game vision into level design
  • Identify and manage risks within the schedule with production
  • Scripting/ Programming in the game engines code language
  • Create new tools using the game engines code language
  • Create designs proposals, implement designs in the game engine, using tools provided by the engine.
  • Create content in the engine using given tools and 3D objects.
  • Test and correct designs
  • Write documentation related to the designs

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

  • Minimum of 4 years working experience as a level designer, with no less than one shipped PC/Console title in a senior level designer role
  • Minimum 3 years Unreal Engine 4 experience or similar as well as an advanced understanding of developer tools and software
  • Must have solid level editing tools and node-based visual script logic
  • Must have proven experience managing a level design team in at least a senior-level design role
  • Must have a positive attitude, exceptional people and management skills as well as strong communication and organisational skills
  • Analytical thinker and strong problem solver
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities

Benefits:

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Supportive team, offering flexibility around core hours
  • Great work-life balance and supportive team
  • Lovely location

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2192.

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

Producer AAA Studio, UK Midlands - Ref 2182

Calling aspiring Associate Producers looking for their “Next” career move, we have a AAA studio that is looking to fill a Producer role and an opportunity to join their team of winners!

Great team who offers future training and support and a superb team culture!

This role works closely with developers, managing and ensuring the game project is on track by monitoring risks, costs, and any issues. Topteam, great

What this team is ideally looking for?

  • Must have current game industry experience in a production role
  • Degree qualified with strong knowledge of MSOffice Suite (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Good levels of experience in different PMsoftware (e.g Jira, Hansoft, Trello)
  • Ability to work unsupervised to complete tasks assigned to you.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good presentation skills

Benefits:

Opportunity to work with a top team, flexible working hours, great work-life balance, training, subsided lunches, free snacks & great coffee! Awesome team culture and opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best!

Applications:

If this sounds like your dream job and next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2182.

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

Producer AAA Studio, UK Midlands - Ref 2181

Leading UK studio in the Midlands seeks a Producer to join their team and come work with them on their AAA titles. Come and join this team and work with them to drive levels of excellence working closely with their development team! Strong PM skills sought.

What you’ll be doing :

  • Working with the development team, organising deliverables
  • Daily liaison with developers, ensuring the project is on track
  • Managing and reporting progress, risks, budgets, etc. to the Executive Producer
  • Working with developers resolving challenges
  • Working with and collaborating with brand, senior management, and relevant stakeholders to maximize the game project items such as time and cost constraints and game quality
  • Review and sign-off milestones
  • Progress review management and accountability for product status
  • Promotion of the game – demos, presentations as needed
  • Plan for timeous delivery of marketing assets

What our client is looking for in their ideal candidate:

  • Must have full game development lifecycle management pre-production to release of no less than 2 titles
  • Current working experience working with a development team in an internal production function
  • Experience with PM software e.g. Jira, Trello, Hansoft and excellent MSOffice suite
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Passionate about working with a high-performance team working on a high-performance game

Benefits:

Opportunity to work with a top team, flexible working hours, great work-life balance, training, great team culture, and opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best!

Applications:

If this sounds like your dream job and next move, then please send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2181.

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

Producer AAA Racing Games, UK Midlands - Ref 1623

A leading UK studio in the Midlands has a superb opportunity for a Producer to join their team and come work with them on their AAA titles. Looking for a new challenge and opportunity to work within a top and supportive team, who deliver some of the industry’s best racing games and working on their next unannounced AAA title, then listen further. This role calls for strong Jira and data management skills matched with your passion for delivering excellence!

What you will have:

  • Must have current game industry experience in a production role
  • Degree qualified with strong knowledge of MSOffice Suite (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Good levels of experience in different PMsoftware (e.g Jira, Hansoft, Trello)
  • Ability to work unsupervised to complete tasks assigned to you.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good presentation skills

Benefits:

Opportunity to work with a top team, flexible working hours, great work-life balance, training, great team culture, and opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best!

Applications:

If this sounds like your dream job and next move, then please send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 1623.

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

C++ Graphics Developer Games Cheshire, England - Ref 958

We have a great AAA studio client based in Cheshire who has several exciting but unannounced projects that we are working on and are seeking a C++ graphics programmer to join the team!

Within this role you will:


  • Design and implement new graphical features and effects 

  • Collaborate with other internal departments (Art, Design, Audio, QA, etc...)

  • Debug complex rendering problems

  • Profile and optimise game engine rendering performance

  • Improve and extend existing rendering features as needed

  • Provide support to the art content and technical art teams


  • We need you to have:


    • An education of Bachelor's degree level within a relevant field or equivalent training and professional experience

    • Predominantly worked in a graphics role during your career or show a strong skill set in this area

    • 2+ years of experience working in games in a similar role

    • Extremely strong C++ and shader programming skills

    • Strong communication skills

    • Experience developing on consoles, including detailed knowledge of current generation consoles (PS4, Xbox One)

    • Shown an in depth knowledge of current generation GPUs and rendering technologies (DX12, Gnm)

    • A good understanding of memory management, multi-threading, and optimisation

    • The ability to learn, test, debug and extend existing engine code

    • Worked in a graphics programming role for at least one shipped title 


    • You would have an advantage if also you have:


      • Experience with a range of middleware

      • Knowledge of 2D/3D art packages


      • Benefits:


        • Group Life Assurance Policy

        • Cycle to Work Scheme

        • FlexiTime

        • Childcare Vouchers


        • Is this the role for you? Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 958.

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

          We are a GDPR compliant company.

UA Manager F2P Games Europe, Remote opportunity - Ref 2168

We are looking for a UA Manager to join our start-up studio and mobile free-to-play projects.  Our ideal candidate will have no less than 5 years of current relevant UA campaign management experience and a passion for working with teams to achieve their target strategies! This role is offered remotely or with full relocation to Malta.

What will you be doing?

· Managing UA campaigns for games or apps

· Set up, run and manage UA campaigns across relevant target networks

· Working with the team to help achieve target marketability metrics

· Work closely with the game creators you will refine the UA creatives to achieve best-in-class cost, conversion, and traffic quality performance.

Why work for us?

Are you interested in joining a funded start-up on the ground floor and creating a World-class studio that aims to deliver pioneering game experiences that can be played by 10s of millions of players?  Are you interested in being part of a dynamic, fun-loving, World-class, remote-first team?

They don’t only offer you the chance to work with great people to create great games but also offer a competitive salary, generous employee options, flexible working hours, bi-annual workations in exotic places, and private health care. 

How to apply:

People are their greatest asset and so “fit” for them is extremely important. We, therefore, need to understand a bit about who you are and what drives you. So please impress us with a cover letter that tells us about you and your passions will help spark our interest in taking things further.

Please read the job description carefully and make sure you have the required experience to take on the role and then tell us why you are the right person for the job in a cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Please email your CV and cover letter to adrienne@big-planet.bizquoting ref 2168.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPRcompliant.

UI/UX Designer F2P Games Industry, Remote - Ref 2165

Our client is in the F2P games industry who is looking to appoint an experienced UI/UX Designer to join their team, offering a remote working opportunity. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the teams, take ownership of all aspects 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 optimization for all UI elements, collaborating across departments

Requirements:
        • Experienced UI/UX Designer within the games industry, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skillset
        • Deep games knowledge from a background in mobile/casual/slot gaming market 
        • A 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 
        • Effective communication skills, 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 your updated CV and latest URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2165.

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. 

Senior Designers Mobile F2P Europe, Remote - Ref 2169

We are looking for Senior Designers – multiple roles exist! If new things excite you, then read further. Opportunity to join our client’s start-up studio and mobile free-to-play projects. Our ideal candidate will have no less than 7 years of current relevant free2play game design experience and a passion for designing more than magical experiences!

Bring your experience to clearly translate game direction into amazing designs, ensuring quality at first execution of a top-class player experience. Must have deep knowledge and experience of the f2p game space, systems, economies, players, and their motivations to be a success in this role.Great opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best in this space, who will mentor you and the team to achieve top results!  This role is offered remote or with full relocation to Malta.

Why work for us?

Are you interested in joining a funded start-up on the ground floor and creating a World-class studio that aims to deliver pioneering game experiences that can be played by 10s of millions of players?  Are you interested in being part of a dynamic, fun-loving, World-class, remote-first team?

They don’t only offer you the chance to work with great people to create great games but also offer a competitive salary, generous employee options, flexible working hours, bi-annual workations in exotic places, and private health care. 

How to apply:

People are their greatest asset and so “fit” for them is extremely important. We, therefore, need to understand a bit about who you are and what drives you. So please impress us with a cover letter that tells us about you and your passions will help spark our interest in taking things further.

Please read the job description carefully and make sure you have the required experience to take on the role and then tell us why you are the right person for the job in a cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Please email your CV and cover letter to adrienne@big-planet.bizquoting ref 2169.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

Game Designer Mobile Studio, Midlands UK - Ref 731

Our client is a veteran of development, having launched over 100 million game 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 Free2Play studio

· Experience in transferring gameplay and user data into improvements on engagement

· Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that tackle a problem in a simple, elegant way 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 adrienne@big-planet.biz.Ref.731 today.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values 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.

CRM Manager Games F2P Studio, Germany - Ref 2161

Leading cross-platform developer and publisher of F2P multiplayer games seeks a CRM Manager to join their dynamic and successful Marketing team! Focus on their growth strategy by building, managing, and executing campaigns and programs to develop user relationships across platforms. Working closely with internal stakeholders such as analytics, art, content, and product management to successfully achieve the growth strategy together!

What you will be doing?

  • Strategic view across our mobile app games to leverage and implement a global mobile CRM strategy.

  • Manage mobile-app games, optimizing the CRM lifecycle flow across channels - push, IAM, inbox.

  • Plan, build, measure, and optimize Live-Ops campaigns, with an analytical view on monetization.

  • Embrace growth model processes and continuously A/B test with a focus on conversion and retention.

  • Responsible for the analysis, monitoring, and reporting of your campaigns.

  • Ensure optimal performance of our CRM tool

  • Who we are looking for?

    • Minimum of a completed university degree Marketing / Communications / Business Admin or similar.

    • No less than 3-5 years relevant work experience in CRM with a focus on mobile (mobile push and in-app).

    • Data-driven, customer-centric in new analysis development, to convert into business through campaign optimisations.

    • Good knowledge of CRM ecosystems and the related tech stack.

    • Ability to problem-solve, drive projects to completion and work collaboratively across teams.

    • Must have good comfort with an English-speaking work environment.

    • Benefits: Great working environment and team culture. Friendly, fun, international team with flexible working hours, strong on personal development, and supportive of creativity!

      To find out more, apply by emailing your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz & quoting reference 2161.

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

Associate Producer Gaming Major AAA Studio, Midlands - Ref 2154

Our client is a major publisher-owned AAA games studio making the latest sequel of a world-famous video games RPG franchise. We are looking for an Associate Producer, interacting with all disciplines, ensuring delivery using modern development methodologies. Must have a proven track record as a Producer with an understanding of art, design, and technical fundamentals.

Exceptional team looking for an exceptional candidate to fill this role!

Skills sought:

· Experienced Associate Producer with strong project management skills and project management software experience

· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

· Good understanding of game design, art, and technical fundamentals, incl. Console platform considerations

· Must have previous experience, managing projects, risk and deliverables

· Ideal candidate will be self-driven, with a keen eye for detail and passion for the gaming industry!

Superb and challenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced and collaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famous games!

To find out more, apply by emailing your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2154.

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

Producer Mobile f2p Games, England - Ref 770

An experienced mobile producer is needed to make this hit mobile game run on time and on budget!

Great working environment, established & creative team!

What you'll be doing:

* Full lifecycle project management, developing processes, and determining the programme

* Budget responsibility

* Delivering milestones on time

* Ensure quality if the product is up to and exceeds our fine tradition of high standards

* Appraisal and reporting duties

Skills sought

* Proven project management experience

* Excellent written and verbal communications

* 3 mobile released titles in a Producer role including understanding working with external and third party teams

* CertifiedPM methods e.g. Scrum

* Working with multidisciplinary teams including artists and programmers

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment!

To apply:

Send your cv to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 770.

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.

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