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Design & Production Vacancies

Remote Lead Technical Designer Games Frankfurt – REF 2812

Our client is one of the leading game developers in Germany, they are now looking to appoint an experienced Lead Technical Designer to join their team and work on their latest RPG project. Remote work is offered if based in Germany.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for driving the overarching technical architecture of Game Design systems and features.
  • Oversee technical workflows and guidelines.
  • Coordinate with project Leads to maintain a balance between the creative vision for the project and the technical constraints.
  • Mentor and manage the Technical Design Team.
  • Establish and share best practises relating to technical design.
  • Ensure the proper communication and documentation of the Game Design department’s technical workflows and tools.

What you will be doing:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the field of game design
  • At least 2+ games shipped in a design role or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of professional game editors
  • Great knowledge and proficiency using at least one complex scripting languages e.g. C++, C#, JavaScript etc.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of programming standards and best practises
  • Experience in a leadership role is a strong bonus

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits and bonuses offered
  • Career growth and development opportunities
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Free language courses offered

Application:

To apply please forward your updated CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2812.  

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


Senior UI/UX Designer Cross-platform Games Studio Remote opportunity R

My client is working on an exciting and new project, and they looking to appoint an experienced Senior UI/UX Designer to join their team,who will add value as a specialist and help to define a new subgenre, as they embark on a big and ambitious project.

 What will you be doing?

  • Report to the Lead Game Designer
  • Contribute to the full cycle of UX/UI
  • Create fantastic UI Art, analyse designs and express your UX designs
  • Research solutions, provide feedback,communicate designs with the production team
  • Analyse playtests and surveys
  • UX/UI workflow improvements

Who you are

  • A formal qualification and relevant video games experience
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your UX/UI skillset
  • A minimum of 5 years as a UX/UI designer, with a released title
  • Figma, Miro, Adobe suite  

An added bonus if you have the following:  

  • Unity
  • A MOBA/ MMORPG player
  • Web and mobile UI design
  • BI/Data background

Benefits

Remote working, or an option to work on-site in Copenhagen, relocation assistance, excellent remuneration. 

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to 

cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2572.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Lead Narrative Designer, France or Remote - Ref 2310

Our client is an amazing games studio based in France, looking for a talented Lead Narrative Designer to work on a brand-new action-adventure game set to be released for PC and console. As part of your role, you will be responsible for reporting to the game director as well as working closely with other team leads. You will be part of the very core team at the heart of a very exciting creative process.

What you will be doing?

  • Create a positive, supportive work environment that motivates your team
  • Communicate expectations of progress, quality, and alignment with the game vision and any changes affecting the project
  • Contribute to the design of the global gaming experience
  • Contribute to the creation of all levels and guarantee that the integration of narrative components meets quality requirements
  • Write all direct narrative (e.g., dialogues) as well as associated narrative components (e.g., missions) in French
  • Be responsible for guaranteeing the narrative quality of the game
  • Define indirect narration tools (how to tell the story through gameplay and setting)
  • Develop the scenario and all narrative components (characters, places, etc)

Who you are?

  • Fluency in written and spoken French
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Narrative designer or Lead Narrative Designer on, at least, one AA game that has been released to the market
  • Strong affinity for systemic and environmental narration
  • Mastery of the craft of writing, and ability to adapt to production constraints
  • Willingness to take a hands-on approach to conduct narration tests in the game engine
  • Good level of English

Benefits:

This studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Along with luncheon vouchers, housing services, health insurance, and a holiday bonus.

Applications:

Please email your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2310

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

Senior Combat Designer AAA PC/Console Games – REF 2811

We are working with a leading AAA games studio who are looking for a creative Senior Combat Designer to join their team and work on their latest project. This role is offered fully remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Design and develop engaging and dynamic combat systems.
  • Pitch, prototype, implement, balance and ship a wide variety of enemy archetypes and/or bosses.
  • Implement character combat behaviours using Unreal features.
  • Create clear and concise, visually oriented design material explaining mechanic, features and systems.
  • Tune the combat experience at the micro level: animation lengths, I-frames, Hit boxes, etc.
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure characters are shipped with state-of-the-art polish.
  • Solve problems, iterate via rapid prototyping, and address any bugs/gameplay issues.
  • Analyse and refine combat mechanics to create a balanced and fun player experience.
  • Stay up to date with latest industry trends and technologies.

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of industry experience in game design.
  • At least 1 title shipped preferably a AAA title.
  • Excellent knowledge of gameplay mechanics and game features.
  • Good knowledge and familiarity with Unreal Engine and experience with the creation of blueprints.
  • Great understanding of games and game design fundamentals.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote/home working option
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Company social events
  • Professional learning and development opportunities

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2811.

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


Remote Localization Producer Games SE England – REF 2799

Our client is a multi-platform videogame studio looking for a Localization Producer join their team and coordinate localisation projects from start to end. This role is offered remote with based in the UK or Ireland.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for coordinating projects and resources throughout all the localisation cycle phases to ensure timely deliveries
  • QA-check localised files in any language to ensure consistency in style and terminology
  • Analyse documents and assure compliance with company guidelines
  • Look for linguistic and functionality bugs in our software
  • Refine and improve testing procedures and test plans

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in a localisation role or similar
  • University degree in language/ translation studies or similar
  • Good understanding of game localisation and quality assurance principles
  • Ability to tailor workflows according to release schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

A great work life balance with a healthy and supportive work environment, alongside a competitive salary and amazing benefit package

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2799.

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


Senior Narrative Designer PC/Console Games Austria – REF 2794

Our client is an independent PC and Console studio who are currently looking for a talented Senior Narrative Designer to join their exiting team and work in their studio in Vienna.

What you will be doing:

  • Brainstorming and creating core narrative pillars and narrative structures that fit with project themes
  • Producing high quality engaging dialogues
  • Constant liaising with departments and colleagues
  • Pitching ideas and creations with other disciplines to create amazing outcomes
  • Make and sustain strong storyline related mission logics
  • Training and supporting junior staff
  • To be able to provide and verify estimates, identify risks, and avoid blockers
  • Creating, regularly updating, and maintaining documentation of work

Who you are:

  • Qualified to degree level or comparable
  • 5+ years’ experience as a narrative designer in video games
  • Outstanding at creating worlds full of mystery and populating them imaginatively
  • Good understanding of script writing inc. cinematic scenes, VO barks, storyboards, branching dialogues…
  • Deep understanding of interactive narrative
  • Able to write concept briefs for other disciplines such as artists, programmers, and audio designers
  • SVN, Perforce, AlienBrain...

Benefits

  • Good work-life balance
  • Excellent Relocation support 
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative, friendly, and supportive work environment
  • Studio based in the one of the world’s ‘Best Cities’

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document as well as your portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2794.

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


Lead Cinematic Designer AAA Games Midlands, UK – REF 2292

We are looking for a talented and experienced Lead Cinematic Designer to join our client’s studio based in the Midlands, UK. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading AAA studio and work on their latest exciting RPG project.

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 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

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2292.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Senior Audio Designer AAA Games Midlands, UK – REF 1409

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Audio Designer to join our client’s studio based in the Midlands, UK. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading AAA studio and work on their latest exciting RPG project.

What you will be doing:

  • Help shape the soundscape for the studio’s latest title
  • Source, edit and record high quality assets
  • Assist in the recording of sound effects
  • Collaborate and offer support across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Anticipate and fix audio bugs when they arise

Who you are:

  • At least two shipped AAA titles in an audio design position
  • In-depth knowledge of FMOD and/ or Wwise
  • Detailed knowledge of common DAWS and plugins
  • Experience with location and studio based SFX and voice-over recording experience
  • Experience working on current-gen consoles
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and game engine tools
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1409.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Quest Designer Contract AAA Games Midlands, UK – REF 1525

This AAA game studio based in the midlands, UK is looking for a talented Quest Designer to join their team and work on their exciting new open-world RPG title.

What you will be doing:

  • Create quests that closely support the project vision
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to create quest and open-world gameplay
  • Compose design documentation to a high standard
  • Maintain the highest possible quality of questions, fixing reported bugs
  • Plan assets required for the creation of the quests

Who you are:

  • Industry experience working in a Quest/Gameplay Design or similar position
  • 1+ title published in a Quest/Gameplay Design
  • Experience scripting in C#, JavaScript, or similar
  • Good understanding and knowledge of key quest and open-world design concepts
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Great interpersonal and teamworking skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1525.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Senior Game Designer AAA Midlands, England - REF 2423

We are working with a well-established console games studio who are looking for a Senior Game Designer to help join their team and work on their much-loved hit franchise.

What you will be doing:

  • Report to the Lead Game Designer, and work across multi-disciplinary teams to implement new systems and features
  • Create and maintain clear and precise design documentation
  • Be responsible for ensuring new systems and features are up to the highest quality
  • Mentor and help junior teammates
  • Provide and seek feedback to aid in honing the player experience 

Who you are:

  • 5+ years design experience in a similar role
  • University degree in Game Design or similar
  • At least one high-profile published console title to 1+ published console title under your belt credited as game designer
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to develop productive relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Benefits

A competitive salary with a great work life balance and an excellent work environment.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2423.

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


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, are looking for a Senior Technical Producer/Project Manager to join their team. 

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

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Minimal crunch
  • Great work life balance
  • Relocation package

Application 

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

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


Level Designer PC/Console Games Austria – REF 2771

We are working with a PC and console studio based in Vienna, Austria who is looking for a Level Designer to work on their hit project as well as their exciting new IPs.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for designing high-quality engaging levels
  • Work closely and follow the direction of the Lead Level Designer
  • Follow level design best practise, ensuring work is consistent throughout development
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams and build positive relationships
  • Take part I level design reviews, giving and receive feedback and producing solutions
  • Work with the production team and Lead Level Designer to verify task estimation, and communicate progress

Who you are:

  • Industry experience in a Level Designer role or similar
  • Good knowledge of level design principles and iterative design process
  • Strong blocking out and level scripting skills
  • Experience designing layouts of 3D action adventures and platformers
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Good work-life balance
  • Flexible hours
  • Collaborative, friendly and supportive work environment
  • Studio based in the one of the world’s ‘Best Cities’

Application:

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2771.

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


Senior Development Director AAA Console Games London - REF 2066

We are working with a fantastic AAA game studio based in the London who is seeking an exceptional Senior Development Director to join their talented team and work on their latest exciting projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead and drive a game’s overall development plan, focusing on team performance and health
  • Ensure strong focus on quality, teamwork, communication and improvement execute great games and content
  • Own the project plan to launch and continually operate the game in on them, to quality and within budget
  • Review and improve the development process
  • Continually review and improve the development plans to suit different projects
  • Represent the state and outlook of the project internally and to external clients
  • Make data-driven decisions to improve your teams and align them around the long-term plans for operating a GaaS

Who you are:

  • Extensive Experience in a production role in the games industry
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Great understanding and proficiency with Agile development
  • Strong team management and organisational skills
  • Able to gather and communicate performance data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills

 Benefits:

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Minimal crunch
  • Great work-life balance
  • Near London location

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2066.

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


Senior Producer AAA Studio Midlands UK - REF 2097

We are working with an award-winning AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is seeking a motivated Senior Producer to join their team and work on their upcoming title. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-famous studio and develop your skills in a AAA environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Coordinating and leading the effort across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Report and work closely with the Development Director
  • Be responsible for the delivery of the project on time and on budget
  • Communicate progress to all stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Supporting the teams with production processes and other project management methodologies
  • Ability to identify, analyse and effectively communicate risks and obstacles

Who you are:

  • Previous experience in an internal production role
  • Full project life-cycle experience with a released title on PC or console preferably AAA
  • Budget, cost monitoring and risk management experience
  • Mentoring junior producers
  • Understanding of game art, design, and console technical considerations
  • Risk management
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills across the board
  • Experience with AAA-grade games and console platform 

Benefits:

This studio offers a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme, and free breakfast.

How do you apply:

Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2097.

Big Planet is an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Lead Level Designer AAA VR Amsterdam – REF 935

We are working with a leading VR AAA games studio who are looking for a talented experienced Lead Level Designer to join their team and work on their latest action-adventure project. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique and innovative studio based in Amsterdam.

What you will be doing:

  • Create in collaboration with leadership a high-level plan to design, implement and validate the levels
  • Manage the workload and productivity of a team of up to five level designers
  • Establish level design best practise and improve the level design workflow for your team
  • Facilitate constant communication between team members, ensuring they understand their goals and the bigger picture
  • Create and maintain clear level documentation
  • Manage, mentor and coach junior members of the Level Design team
  • Work across disciplines to build great quality levels

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Level Designer role or similar
  • Experienced in creating levels throughout a full development cycle
  • An in-depth understanding of the Unreal Engine level creation pipeline
  • Up to date with the latest game industry trends and contemporary development practices
  • Experienced in Agile development methodologies
  • Skilled at communicating design information across disciplines
  • Great time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a healthy work-life balance
  • Great benefits offered
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to the latest VR hardware and titles
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 935.

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


Senior Level Designer AAA VR Amsterdam – REF 2500

This world-leading independent virtual reality game studio is looking for an experienced Senior Level Designer. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique and innovative studio based in Amsterdam.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for creating spatial designs, considering movement through space, guiding player’s attention and staging game/narrative events
  • Use blueprints or similar visual scripting tools to design and implement the level’s gameplay and narrative design
  • Facilitate constant communication between team members, ensuring they understand their goals and the bigger picture
  • Creating and maintaining clear level documentation
  • Manage, mentor and coach junior members of the Level Design team
  • Work across multi-disciplines to create and maintain fun, memorable, and visually appealing levels

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Level Designer role or similar
  • At least 2+ full development cycles of experience on major PC/Console title in a Level Design role
  • Strong working knowledge of Unreal Engine
  • Able to independently implement level blueprints (or other scripting language)
  • Up to date with the latest game industry trends and contemporary development practices
  • Experienced in Agile development methodologies
  • Great time management and organisational skills
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a healthy work-life balance
  • Great benefits offered
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to the latest VR hardware and titles
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2500.

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


Senior Gameplay Designer - AAA Studio Austria - REF 2036

Our client has become a major independent player in console games. Developing both original IP and working in tandem with partners to reimagine existing successes. They have an opportunity for an imaginative and versatile Senior Game Designer to join their Austrian studio.

What you need to do:
• Be responsible for designing high quality game mechanics and core gameplay
• Create and update game design documents as well as plan and estimate designs
• Anticipate production problems related to Design
• Highlight the tools needed for the production in collaboration with the producer
• Prepare both internal and external reporting documents
• Work on ergonomics and functionality of menus
• Establish clear and structured documentation to the team

Who you are
• Minimum of 5+ years' experience in the video games industry
• Experience shaping the dynamics for 3D action platformers
• Good knowledge of 3Cs and iterative design process
• Teamwork / Communication
• Good English written and verbal communication skills
• Strong game mechanic prototyping skills, ideally in Unreal Engine 4/5

Benefits:

Competitive salary with flexible working hours, good work-life balance, excellent relocation support provided and a collaborative and supportive work environment

Application

Please note those without the right to work in the EU will not be considered for this role. 

If this opportunity is of interest apply by submitting your CV's to cvs@big-planet.biz today, quote reference 2036

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


Lead Game Designer AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2494

As a Lead Game Designer, you will create, design, and deliver a unified game experience, while communicating the game vision throughout the studio, ensuring alignment across all disciplines.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring team members understand the vision and design and have the resources they require to perform their duties.
  • Keeping in close communication with the Creative Director, you will regularly and effectively communicate with any external partners or publishers.
  • You will explain your decision-making process and listen to other disciplines or Designers, iterating on their feedback.
  • Managing stakeholder and external relationships, by presenting the creative work done by the team, as well as negotiating changes and feature requests as required.
  • Managing and coaching Senior and Regular Game Designers.
  • Participating in peer-reviews will be a regular part of your job.
  • We will regularly communicate our progress in meeting quality, scope, and game vision objectives.
  • Your role is to define and execute feature optimizations and tuning plans,
  • Providing input to Production during development on project schedules to prioritize tasks for the developers responsible for feature sets, in alignment with the product vision.

 Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Embodied a Lead role in two AAA current-gen (PS4 / XBOX ONE) console or PC titles that have a multiplayer component, worked on from start to finish; preferably first-person or third-person shooters.
  • Experience in many areas of design, including feedback, controls, balance, narrative, game-feel, retention, usability, onboarding, social mechanics, and player motivation.
  • Playing and creating video games with a passion.
  • Solve problems independently and laterally without close supervision.
  • Prior experience authoring high-quality, extensive design documentation, such as wiki-based design documentation, flow charts, and spreadsheets.
  • In-depth understanding of industry trends related to genres, gameplay, development models, and financial models.
  • Experience with creating prototypes of gameplay mechanics in UE4, Unity, or similar tools.
  • A working knowledge of source-control applications (SVN, Perforce, AlienBrain, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, as well as other business software, such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Adobe Photoshop, or similar.

Benefits:

Benefits include a competitive salary, no crunch, great benefits (private medical and dental cover), generous bonus schemes, friendly and supportive work environment….

Application:

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2494.

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


Game Producer AAA VR Games Studio Rotterdam – REF 2389

Our client is a well-established AAA VR games studio looking for a experienced Game Producer to help the production of their exciting upcoming action shooter.

What you will be doing?

  • Working across multidisciplinary teams to deliver a high-end VR experience
  • Work closely with Production teams to ensure quality expectations are met 
  • Ensure the game project is finished within budget, time, and scope
  • Create clear communication between management, team, and client
  • Be responsible for issue and risk management
  • Be part of the Planning, control, supervision and documentation of game development processes throughout the projects

  • Manage the day-to-day tasks for the Development team

  • Estimate and adjust general strategies as well as game designs, concepts and user feedback

Who you are?

  • 2+ years of experience in a Game Producer role or similar 
  • Full production lifecycle experience having 1+ published title under your belt 
  • Good understanding of video game technologies and game development
  • Great English written and verbal skills
  • Good knowledge and experience in Excel, Jira, and other project management tools
  • Agile development process experience e.g., scrum
  • Good understanding of video game production pipelines 
  • VR experience is a bonus

Benefits

  • Healthy work-life balance with flexible hours
  • Great benefit schemes
  • Access to latest VR technology 
  • Friendly and supportive work environment 

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2389.

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


Head of Product Management - Remote/Berlin - Mobile Games - REF 2612

Our client is one of the largest games producers in Europe and are now recruiting for a Head of Product Management to work in their offices in Germany. There is also an option to work remotely.

You will need to:

  • Grow revenue.
  • Formulate business cases and roadmaps for new features and/or products 
  • Establish the model, KPIs and targets for hypothesis-driven, data-informed decision making and management of the product and its features (pre- and post-launch)
  • Drive evaluation and development of acquisition, engagement, and monetization best practices
  • Work closely with product teams, market, and business analysts to forecast, monitor, and report business performance and to sustain and improve the products and services
  • Maintain a high-quality user experience
  • Drive and perform competitive reviews of external games & features 
  • Market research for the product
  • Functional responsibility for the product management team

What we expect:

  • Deep understanding of the casual mobile gaming free-to-play space, preferably traditional card and boards games 
  • Technical competence. Strong track record of running games, particular on events and live operations environment, with an emphasis on monetization mechanics
  • Strong passion for user-centric product design, deep understanding of retention and monetization
  • Great leadership skills. Ability to coach and guide multi-discipline teams
  • Emotional Intelligence, ability to collaborate with different stakeholders

What we offer:

  • A high degree of autonomy and variety with creative leeway to let you and your team’s abilities shine through your product ownership
  • A versatile, performance-oriented, open-minded, and international team that guarantees fun on the job
  • Flexible working hours and remote work possibility
  • Competitive compensation package, we offer relocation support

Application:

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2612.

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


Lead Designer Console Games Studio Austria – REF 2770

We are working with a well-established console games studio based in Vienna, which is voted one of the “World’s Most Liveable Cities”. They are now looking for a talented Lead Designer to join their excited team and work on their latest projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Your responsibility is to Lead the Design team, working closely with a talented team of gameplay, level, and narrative designers
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to balance the creative vision with production realties
  • Ensure your Design team understand the vison and design of the game
  • Hold regular reviews and provide constructive feedback
  • Establish and communicate best practise, and improve the design workflow of your team
  • Create a supportive and creative atmosphere
  • Verity the quality of design in the game and make improvements where necessary
  • Be an active mentor and role model for the Design team

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Designer role or similar
  • 3+ released titles on PC and Console, with at least one as a Lead Designer
  • Experience with agile and scrum processes
  • Experience establishing improving upon pipelines and workflows
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for making and playing video games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Good work-life balance
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Excellent relocation support

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2770.

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


Remote Senior Producer AAA – REF 2767

We are working with a well-established AAA RPG Shooter videogames studio, who are looking for a talented Senior Producer to join their team and work on their latest projects. This role is offered fully remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for managing a monitoring the day-to-day of the team, ensuring the project is on pace
  • Manage and improve pipelines, processes, and team performance
  • Define workflows and facilitate clear communication and collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Identify, track, and mitigate issues and risks to development
  • Provide mentor and leadership to junior members of the production team
  • Manage and report KPIs
  • Build and maintain short and long-term project plans, schedules, and roadmaps

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Senior Producer role or similar
  • Full project life cycle experience with at least 1 title shipped in a management role
  • Strong project management skills (projects, teams, performance, risks etc)
  • Great organisational skills and time management skills
  • Experience of project status and risk reporting
  • Experience using agile project management methodologies
  • Software experience with JIRA, Google Docs/ Sheets/ Slides
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote/home working option
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Company social events
  • Professional learning and development opportunities

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2767.

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


Remote Senior Level Designer AAA RPG Shooters Poland - REF 807

We are searching for a talented and pro-active Senior Level Designer, to work for an exciting independent studio with global reach in RPG’s and Shooters. This role is offered fully remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the design of levels through the full cycle of production
  • Work closely with the Lead Level Designer on level feedback ensuring best quality and game vision
  • Contribute to the creation and constant improvement of pipelines and processes
  • Concept, prototype, build, script, and tuning levels according to game vision
  • Partnership with multi-disciplinary groups involved in production process, giving, and receiving assessment to all elements of the game
  • Maintain and balance the readability, difficulty and pacing of levels
  • Create and maintain detailed, comprehensive documentation

We require:

  • 5+ years of experience in level design
  • Shipped a minimum of 2 titles (for PC and/or Consoles) with one in a Level Designer role
  • Skill to create map layouts (from scratch to fully functional levels)
  • Understanding a range of level design types, concepts and best practises
  • Experience with visual scripting (Unreal, CryEngine, Other)
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Capability to perform well under pressure and with deadline

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote/home working option
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Company social events
  • Professional learning and development opportunities

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 807.

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


Remote Lead Game Designer AAA – REF 2718

Our client is a well-established AAA games studio who are looking for a Lead Game Designer to deliver a first-class game design experience. This role is offered fully remotely.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for overseeing the implementation and creation of innovative game systems
  • Support the game vision and game experience with the Creative Director and Executive Producer
  • Guide development of systems and features to drive increased KPIs
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to create high quality game designs
  • Review and provide feedback on features, systems, and content designs
  • Help and mentor junior members of the game design team
  • Troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Game Design role or similar
  • 2 or more shipped titles on current gen consoles or PC in a Game Design role or relevant
  • Great understanding of past and current game trends
  • Proven ability to breakdown high-level design goals into individual components
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for making and playing games
  • Great interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote/home working offered
  • Professional learning development opportunities
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Company social events

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2718.

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


Remote – Senior Level Designer - PC & Console – Europe Ref 2521

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.
  • 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.

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 cvs@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2521.

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.  We are GDPR compliant.


Remote Lead Game Designer Austria REF – 2501

Our client is an exciting multiplayer game studio based in Austria, they are now looking for an expert Lead Game Designer to join and lead a team of game and level designers achieving outstanding results. This role is offered fully remote or at their studio based in Austria.

What you will be doing:

  • Act in a project leadership capacity and drive the overall game design vision forward
  • Develop documentation, craft prototypes, and deliver final content specific gameplay features
  • Be responsible for building strong team and multidisciplinary connections
  • Review and provide feedback on features, systems, and content designs
  • Help and provide guidance to other leaders and designers
  • Take ownership and implement mechanics and design systems to boost the overall player experience
  • Guide development of features and systems to drive increased KPIs
  • Ensure design cohesion and best practises across the team

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of development experience in a game designer role in the PC/console landscape
  • Shipped at least 1 title in a lead/management role
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Up to date with the developments in the game industry, trends, competition platforms and market
  • A track record of improving and implementing design systems, processes, and workflows
  • Experience writing high quality and thorough design documentation
  • Passion for video games and playing games
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine is a bonus 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits package
  • Relocation assistance is offered if interested in relocating to Vienna
  • Professional development opportunities available
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Exciting bonus incentives offered based on success

Application 

To apply please forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 2501. 

Big Planet is an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and we do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Art Producer Mobile Games Berlin – REF 2496

Our client is a well-established mobile games studio based in Berlin, who are now looking for an Art Producer to join their talented team and work on their latest titles.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the production team to define work and schedules for both internal and external teams
  • Organize and update the art backlog
  • Negotiate with stakeholders and take responsibility and management of roadmaps for the game’s studio
  • Deliver effective feedback across all art disciplines
  • Be responsible for maintaining and improving a high level of documentation and processes
  • Motivate and provide support to the art team
  • Build strong relationships with the art team and their stakeholders
  • Manage external media content production pipelines e.g., illustration, audio, and video

Who you are:

  • 2-3 years’ experience as a Producer in the games industry
  • Good knowledge in art production, e.g., pipelines and processes
  • Knowledge of lean and agile project management methods
  • Practical knowledge in game production
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Play a crucial part in the creation of game art
  • Friendly, cooperative, and supportive work environment
  • Great benefits package
  • Studio located in one of the most cultural and vibrant cities in the world

Application

To apply, please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2496.

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


Senior Combat Designer AAA Berlin – REF 2706

We are working with a AAA action based F2P game studio based in Berlin, who are looking for a Senior Combat Designer to join their talented team. As part of your role, you will be reporting to the Lead Game Designer and have a key role in shaping the combat vision for the game.

What you will be doing:

  • Design and implement combat systems
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to create and develop combat systems from concept to final quality
  • Drive the player combat experience collaborating with the Creative Director
  • Be responsible for the tuning and balancing of meta elements such as abilities, movement, and weapons
  • Mentor and guide junior designers
  • Seek and improve on feedback given from the wider team

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience as a game designer/developer
  • Ability to create interesting and exciting varied combat experiences
  • 2+ years of experience with FPS combat
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills
  • At least 1 full title shipped from start to finish
  • Strong game design fundamentals
  • Unreal 4 experience
  • Experience with scripting languages in Unreal engine

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a great work-life balance
  • Relocation package offered
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Studio located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world
  • Professional growth and trainings offered

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2706.

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


Senior Producer Games Germany – REF 2705

Our client is a leading games studio based in Southern Germany looking for a Senior Producer to join their exciting team and help work on their upcoming projects using Unreal Engine.

What you will be doing:

  • Facilitate strong communication between the team, management, and clients
  • Build and maintain short and long-term project plans, schedules, and roadmaps
  • Provide leadership and mentor junior members of your team
  • Ensure development methodology and creative vision are aligned, maintained, and improved
  • Implement and improve production pipelines, design, and communication techniques
  • Be involved in the day-to-day team management

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Producer role or similar
  • Having shipped at least 2 AAA products from conception to release
  • Great proficiency of MS Office products e.g., Office, Excel
  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall development methodologies
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Deep understanding of game development and project management practises
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Excellent benefits package including health insurance
  • Great work-life balance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Good additional benefits e.g., language classes and fitness studio

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2705.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.


Remote Mid to Senior Game Producer London – REF 2702

Our client is a revolutionary mobile game studio combing cutting-edge technology with a focus on fashion. They are now looking for a Mid to Senior Level Game Producer to join their talented team and work on their upcoming projects. This role is offered onsite at their studios in London or fully remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Coordinate across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure deadlines and milestones are met
  • Measure and report production KPIs
  • Manage, audit, and improve processes, pipelines, and team performances
  • Identify, track, and manage risks that could affect the project
  • Manage sprints, backlog, refinement, planning, reviews, retrospectives
  • Facilitate effective communication across different discipline teams
  • Provide production overview and status to stakeholders and leads

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in a mobile producer role or similar
  • 1+ full game development lifecycle
  • Great understanding of Agile methodologies e.g., Kanban/Scrum
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • A passion for mobile games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Remote working opportunity
  • Amazing benefits package including Private medical insurance and dental cover
  • Cross-team and professional learning opportunities
  • Great added benefits including a cycle scheme and life assurance
  • Friendly and supportive work environment

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2702.

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


Narrative Level Designer Games France – REF 2091

We are working with an exciting indie games studio based in the South-West of France, they are now looking for a talented Narrative Level Designer to join their team and work on their latest project.

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for the narrative experience on several different levels
  • Provide support and feedback for other narrative designers provide guidance
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to implement and maintain levels and gameplay content
  • Give feedback to writers to iterate on gameplay dialogue
  • Write placeholder/temporary dialogue to indicate to the writers the essential information to convey in their writing

Who you are:

  • 2+ years in a Narrative Level Designer role or similar
  • Good level of English and French
  • Knowledge of scripting or strong interest in scripting
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and to iterate on your work
  • Great analytical skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2091.

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


Aircraft System Designer Games France – REF 2694

We our working with an exciting indie games studio based in the South-West of France, who are looking for an Aircraft System Designer to join their talented team. As part of your role, your main responsibility will be (following the supervision of a Senior Designer) in charge of implementing aircraft, camera and controls related content.

What you will be doing:

  • Implement aircraft, camera and controls related content
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure production is efficient
  • Ensure a clear and high standard level of documentation for internal/external use
  • Monitor daily the content you created
  • Raise, anticipate, and help solve any production problems related to your end of the project

Who you are:

  • Experience in a system design role or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with a specialisation in aeronautics
  • Very good knowledge of aircraft systems and instrumentation
  • A high degree of documentation
  • You are passionate or interested about aviation
  • Great communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2694.

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


Senior Game Designer France – REF 2693

We are working with a fantastic indie game studio based in the South-West of France who are looking for a Senior Game Designer to join their team. As part of your role, you will participate in the development of game features driving the production forward on the studios latest project.

What you will be doing:

  • Participate in the development, implementation, and iteration of game features
  • Mentor junior members of the team and provide feedback to other designers
  • Raise, anticipate, and solve production problems
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams ensuring production is reaching milestones and goals
  • Help establish best practises for the team, improving the overall process and efficiency
  • Be responsible for clear and high-quality documentation of your work

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Game Design role or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant
  • Experience working on AA or AAA game production
  • Great C# and LUA scripting knowledge
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Experience mentoring and guiding members of a team
  • A passion for games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Great benefits package including health insurance
  • Relocation support provided
  • Profit sharing and holiday bonus
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Amazing added benefits in terms of transportation, sports, studio media library

Application:

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2693.

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


System Designer - F2P Games Germany

We are working with a well-established mobile 2D game studio based in Berlin that is looking for a System Designer to join their team and work on their projects throughout the design lifecycle i.e. from conceptualisation to completion.

What will you be doing?

  • Game economy modelling
  • Conceptualising the game systems
  • Game monetization including content valuing
  • Maximising user retention
  • Mapping out game progression
  • Ensuring high quality of the projects
  • Suggesting possible improvements
  • Providing documentation, wireframes, prototypes...

Who you are?

  • 3+ years experience with game system design, balancing, pacing, and monetisation strategies in F2P games
  • Educated to degree level in game design/maths/psychology or similar
  • Appreciation of the social gaming industry and mobile business models
  • Understanding of player motivations
  • Analytical gameplay balancing
  • Game engines e.g. Unity a bonus
  • German is a bonus
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits:

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an engaging and challenging workspace in a multi-disciplinary team. This studio offers a friendly and multi-cultural environment and flexible work hours.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1647.

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


Economy Designer - Mobile Games - F2P Studio Germany

Our client is a leading cross-platform developer and publisher of F2P multiplayer games. They are now looking for a Economy Designer to join their dynamic and successful team in Berlin. As Game Economy Designer you will help design and enhance the player experience, encouraging players to invest in the game. Creating fun, engaging and outstanding player experiences is paramount. 

Your tasks include: 

  • Design and map out the game progression from systems and monetisation’s perspective
  • Maximise monetisation and user retention
  • Take responsibility for the quality of the game systems
  • Working closely with game designers
  • Recommend rewards and game features
  • Design Docs
  • Use statistics to analyse player behaviour, user retention... to make recommendations in-game

 Who are you? 

  • 3+ years of professional experience in games design, balancing and monetisation strategies for F2P Games
  • Experience with F2P game system design, balancing, pacing, monetisation and economy design...
  • University degree in economics, mathematics or similar
  • Able to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game
  • Detailed knowledge of Social game industry, free to play and mobile platforms
  • Good communicator and great organisational skills
  • Fluent English, knowledge of German is an advantage

Benefits

Flexible working hours, engaging tasks, personal development with a friendly international team.

Application

Please email me your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2012. 

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


Remote Lead UI Designer AAA Berlin – REF 2463

Our client is a well-established AAA F2P action-based studio passionate about creating rich worlds and amazing gameplay. They are now looking for a Lead UI Designer to help them with this goal by helping them produce high-quality features for their latest game.

What you will be doing:

  • Drive the ambition of the UI team, to ensure that the creative vision is met with great success
  • Create and maintain high-quality UI Designs and technical documentation
  • Fix bugs and optimize game assets for required performance
  • Suggest and create best practises to develop efficient workflows and pipelines
  • Mentor, develop and provide feedback to other UI Designers
  • Collaborate across multidisciplinary teams on planning, coordination, and execution of UI tasks
  • Be up-to-date with relevant technologies, design trends and best practises

Who you are:

  • 8+ years of UI Design experience in game development
  • At least one shipped game title in a lead role
  • Natural leadership skills, able to lead and mentor junior members of the team
  • Great knowledge of UE4, specifically Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG)
  • Excellent communication English written and verbal communication skills
  • Someone who is comfortable driving the UI design vision and working hands on
  • Strong design fundamentals (composition, typo, colours, etc)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with a great work-life balance
  • Relocation package offered
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Studio located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world
  • Professional growth and trainings offered

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2463.

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


Remote Associate Producer – REF 2688

Our client is one of the worlds leading teams in video game AI, they are now looking for a Associate Producer to help supervise the management and delivery of a key project. This role is offered fully remote or at their offices in Edinburgh.

What you will be doing:

  • Assist with milestone commitment and quality tracking
  • Clarify creation pipelines and put communication pathways in place
  • Handle the external communications and scheduling discussions with clients
  • Monitor and report on project costs
  • Maintain a clean, up to date backlog JIRA
  • Address production bottlenecks, dependencies, and risks
  • Identify external production needs and maintain product schedules

Who you are:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a project management/producer role in the games industry
  • Great knowledge and use of JIRA
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Great communicator
  • Background knowledge and passion for the games and the game industry
  • Able to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks at the same time

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with no crunch
  • Remote working option with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits package including private healthcare
  • Supportive and friendly work environment
  • Opportunities for professional growth

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2688.

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


Remote QA Lead AAA – REF 2685

Our client is a well-established AAA game studio looking for a QA Lead to join their team. As part of your role, you will be responsible for the compatibility, functionality, usability, and regression testing for all the studio’s latest projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide support, mentoring and professional development for QA testers
  • Define the testing processes to ensure fast and accurate qualitative and functional testing
  • Develop and maintain test workflows
  • Track and report on the progress of the project beginning to end
  • Create and maintain relevant documentation to aid with development and testing
  • Maintain high QA standards and advocate for best working practices
  • Be a point of contact for all QA-related communication

Who you are:

  • 5+ years working in a QA role or similar and experience working in a lead role
  • Experience in shipping 1+ game from start to finish
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of software debugging methods
  • Understanding of JIRA or similar bug tracking and project management software
  • Strong team building, management, and leadership skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of test/build automation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote/home working option
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Company social events

Application:

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2685.

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


Remote Game Design Director - Ref 2678

Our client, a recently established Indian based studio of game industry veterans, is looking to build on their Battle Royale AAA title – in pre-registration. Looking to attract stellar talent to onboard for their new Game Design Director role, our client offers this fully remote opportunitywith excellent compensation.

What you will be doing:

  • Oversee the strategy and business model, delivering on the project from concept to completion
  • Implement/translate creative direction for the game into tangible content and features
  • Manage and develop the content roadmap with stakeholders
  • Manage the game design leads as a mentor, coach, visionary
  • Demand continuous improvement, match objectives ensuring target delivery
  • Generate cross-discipline co-ordination on all features and content

Who you are:

  • A Game Director on the full development cycle of at least one title
  • Have worked in a Lead Designer role throughout the full development cycle of 1+ games
  • Effective, creative, leader and strong communicator – native English speaker / writer

Benefits:

  • Highly attractive package
  • Flexible hours
  • Healthy work/life balance

To apply please send your CV to james@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2678.

Big Planet is an equal opportunities company, valuing diversity and does not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


Director of Production – Hybrid/Remote AAA Studio London

We are working with an awesome games studio who desire their Director of Production to work in fabulous London, England, AAA, FPS.  

What you will be doing?

  • Accountable for game production and delivery
  • Roadmap – costs, delivery etc.
  • Manage production teams, motivate and reduce barriers
  • Ensure productivity
  • Deliver KPI’s
  • Oversee outsource partners
  • Studio-wide staffing, budgets and project allocation within the threshold of the senior team

Who you are?

  • AAA game production process and methodology expert
  • Hugely experienced manager including outsourcing engagements across multiple vendors
  • Agile, JIRA
  • Negotiator, influencer

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation inc pension, bonuses..
  • Hybrid / remote 

Application

To apply please forward you CV to james@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2670

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

Remote Technical Director Unreal Studio Games Europe - REF 2127

Our client is an independent studio based in Austria, working on another console title. They have a great original IP, serious financial backing, and a creative collaborative culture.

They an experienced code professional to join their team as Technical Director. They are more interested in technical know how than management experience at this stage, so good senior & principle coders with 10 years experience plus will be considered, as well as established lead programmers / TDs.

What will you do?

  • Motivate and excite the team with your great communication skills and love of the craft.
  • Plan the strategy, prepare it and help execute on time and on budget.
  • Define the tech required for the project.
  • Mentor the coders on the team with best practice methods ensuring quality and reusability.
  • Work alongside the Technical Architect designing software architecture for the framework and games.
  • Work with external partners if required.
  • Spot problems and risks, and solve them.
  • Make the games fabulous.

Your profile:

  • 10 years + experience in PC / Console gaming.
  • AAA experience.
  • Great communications skills and a people person who enjoys leadership.
  • Great all round coder in multiple languages.
  • C++ expertise essential.
  • Accomplished with UE4.
  • Broad shoulders regarding pressure and responsibility, with an even temperament.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Happy to relocate to Austria or be able to work remotely and be available in Central European Time office hours 5 days a week.

In return:

  • Salary up to €100K DOE basic. 14 salaries a year.
  • 25 days holiday plus 12 days bank holiday.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Full relocation package.
  • Remote working option available.
  • Creative environment where you can make a difference.
  • Great IP to work on.
  • Life in one of Europe’s finest cities, Vienna.

 Application:

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2127.

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

Senior Art Producer Games Remote/Germany Ref: 2658

Senior Art Producer

We are working with a well-known game studio in Berlin, Germany looking fora Senior Art Production to work on their world creation for PC, console title.This role is offered onsite or remote if you are based in the EU and have fullworking rights.

What will you do?

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team of level designers, QA, VFX artists, Environment Artists, Concept Artists to help ensure all content is created on time and to spec
  • In charge of features, planning, scheduling, liaising with stakeholders, ensuring the vision of the project is maintained
  • Act as key contact
  • Assist in all art production planning

What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years in a similar role in games
  • University degree in game production or similar
  • Project methodologies like Agile, SCRUM, JIRA…
  • Understanding of art production pipeline

Benefits

  • Possible remote working
  • City Centre location
  • Good work-life balance

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to james@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2658.

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


Executive Producer Multiplatform Games – Quebec – REF 2661

We are working with a well-established independent games studio based in Quebec looking for a Producer to work on their PC and console titles. As part of your role, you will ensure the satisfaction of customers and clients, while delivering a product that is of high quality and within the time and budget scheduled.

What you will be doing?

  • Work with key reports to create an organizational structure, process, and project plan for the studio going forward
  • Help define and set best practises for the team
  • Take charge of a project from the pre-signature process to the handover to the production team
  • Be accountable for the quality of the product being delivered
  • Work with the budget and time scheduled
  • Oversee product backlog at a high level
  • Work collaboratively across multi-disciplines to drive results and outcomes
  • Act as a mentor and leader for the Production Team
  • Build relationships of trust with clients
  • Identify and help guide the team around potential hazards that may come up through the development process

Who you are?

  • 5+ years in an Producer, Development Director, or Game Director role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant role
  • Experience with project management methodologies e.g., Jira
  • Experience of project status and risk reporting
  • Able to communicate to a high level with different multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication team
  • Strong analytical skills with a keen eye for attention to detail
  • Great problem solver

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Excellent competitive package including Group insurance
  • Opportunity to work on original and exciting projects
  • Ability to work with top international clients from all over the world
  • Vibrant studio with high degree of sociability
  • Great work/life balance

Application

To apply please forward you CV to james@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2661.

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


Game Designer Mobile Games – Berlin – REF 2662

We are working with a well-established mobile games studio looking for a talented Game Designer to help join their team and work on their upcoming F2P mobile titles. As part of your role, you will be working across multi-disciplinary teams to create a high-quality gaming experience.

What you will be doing?

  • Articulate design concepts by creating assets such as documents, wireframes, prototypes, presentations, mock-ups etc
  • Iterate, balance, and tune gameplay features based on KPIs and feedback
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams in designing and planning game development
  • Assisting with the pitching of designs in the early stages of development
  • Identify new features for upcoming titles and prioritize roadmaps for existing games (game mechanics, features, and content design)
  • Help troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint
  • Understanding user feedback to develop and enhance existing content

Who you are?

  • 3+ years of working experience of a full production cycle of casual F2P mobile titles
  • Bachelor’s degree in game design or relevant field
  • In-depth knowledge of game design methodologies
  • Solid understanding of game metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Experience writing clear and concise game design documentation, specs, user flows and feature documentation
  • Understanding of player and business needs to make, clear data-driven decision to improve game engagement, retention, and monetization
  • Good project and time management skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

  • Great benefits package including relocation support
  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Opportunity to work in a creative multicultural workplace in a beautiful city
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Possibilities for personal development with fun and exciting challenges

Application

To apply please forward you CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2662.

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


Producer Video Games Remote / Quebec - Ref 2660

We are working with a well-established independent games studio based in Quebec looking for a Producer to work on their PC and console titles, either remote from Canada or in their Quebec City studio.  As part of your role, you will be working under the Executive Producer and ensuring quality product delivery within a delivery schedule.

What you will do:

  • Work under the Executive Producer and report directly to the Production Manager, establishing short- and long-term plans for the studio
  • Facilitate and ensure efficient communication across disciplines, teams, and individuals
  • Use Jira in a multitude of ways including communicating workflows, creating, and assigning tasks, validating Jira RAFs, and using Jira burndown charts and worklogs
  • Flag risks, benefits, and recommendations regarding the project
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the game meets high-quality and production standards
  • Develop and maintain budgets and schedules whilst also creating detailed reports
  • Implement methodologies and tools the studio endorses e.g., Tempo Planner, Agile, Jira etc.
  • Be responsible for supervising QA (testing)
  • Produce written report of exchanges and report them to the client

Who you are?

  • 3+ years of experience in a Producer role or similar field
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant degree
  • Experience and knowledge using Jira
  • Great knowledge and proficiency of project development methodologies e.g., Agile
  • Strong analytical and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment, building consensus in your team for ideas
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits package including health, dental and travel coverage
  • Zero Crunch with a supportive, friendly work environment
  • Opportunity to work on original and exciting gaming projects
  • Social events with a strong gaming culture  

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2660.

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

Remote or Onsite Lead Producer AAA Germany REF 2657

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Lead Producer with AAA studio experience to join a talented and creative team, based in a beautiful Berlin, Germany offering a fantastic work-life balance and work on one of their game titles! Join a creative and ambitious team developing and deliver world-class game experiences for their players. This role will cover from current development to delivery and post-release managing deliverables within budget and on time.  This role is offered fully remote for European candidates.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing schedules and workloads, as well as risk management
  • Tracking any overestimate work, reassessing scope as sprints proceed
  • Interdisciplinary point of contact for communication.
  • Run, manage and track development Project Management.
  • Manage and identify staffing requirements
  • Research and competitive analysis to inform and improve pipeline and process
  • Organize and manage development tracking and report project progress to a wide range of audiences
  • Subcontractor interaction, forecast planning and tracking.

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

  • Minimum of 1 shipped title with full production lifecycle experience, as Lead Producer with PC or Console platforms
  • Must have strong experience with software development practices
  • A great team player, who is motivating with a positive nature and influence, and who works well with a diverse team
  • Strong Agile, JIRA or similar experience
  • Excellent MSOffice; Excel and Word in particular
  • Great track record of managing successful teams
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Would be great if you have an understanding of Unreal Engine and production experience on multiplayer FPS titles
  • GaaS/Live product experience is a bonus
  • 7+ years’ experience in a similar role in games

Benefits

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

Application Please e-mail your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2657. Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


Senior Level Designer – AAA Console RPG Shooters - REF 807

We are searching for a candidate for our office in Warsaw, that will undertake the role of Senior Level Designer, working for the publishing arm of an exciting independent studio with global reach in RPG’s and Shooters.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete level ownership until product ships (beginning from paper design, through the whitebox phase, scripting, iteration, debugging and finally optimization)
  • Evaluation and assosciation with other level designers and being a Mentor for Junior Level Designers
  • Partnership with multi-disciplinary groups involved in production process, giving and receiving assessment to all elements of the game
  • Forming all essential documentation

We require:

  • 3+ years of experience in level design
  • Acknowledging the role of level design in the total player experience
  • Skill to create map layouts (from scratch to fully functional levels)
  • Skill to disclose every element of the game world (level geometry, texturing, lighting, sound and VFX) to form special player experiences
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Capability to perform well under pressure and with deadline

In return we offer highly competitive salaries, bonus scheme, great company benefits and world class AAA titles to work on.

CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply


Data Analyst Games Berlin - REF 2640

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Data Analyst, preferably with studio experience in games, to join a talented and creative team based in vibrant and beautiful Berlin, Germany.  Join a creative and ambitious team developing and delivering world-class game experiences for their players.  This role is offered remote for candidates living and working in the EU.

The Role

Our client is looking for a skilled Data Analyst who wants to support them in providing information that will improve their games. You relish collaborative engagement, working seamlessly across interdisciplinary teams in an extremely busy, yet professional, environment.

What you will do

  • Create and provide reports, monitoring performance of the games
  • Repurpose complex mathematical relationships into actionable dashboards, presentations, talks; edit data in visually concise and comprehensible ways
  • Define, create, and implement complex quantitative models for projection to evaluate user behaviour, identify the decisive predicting variables for successful customer retention actions
  • Evaluate A/B tests and multivariate tests to optimize mission-orientated decisions
  • Engage other stakeholders, e.g. Design, Product Management, Publishing, etc. successfully and equitably

What you will need

  • 3+ years as a data analyst / scientist or similar, preferably within games
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a statistical / mathematical background
  • Able to apply AI algorithms for the development and implementation of new analytics tools
  • Strong in SQL, R/Python and MS Office
  • Experienced data visualization e.g. Tableau, QlikView or similar
  • Driven to independently learn new technologies
  • Good communications skills, with excellent English, both verbal and written
  • A passion for video games

Benefits

  • Excellent relocation package
  • Healthy work/life balance
  • Discounted Green Travel
  • Friendly, collaborative, working environment
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Wellbeing programme, Gym membership 

Application 

Please e-mail your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2640.

Big Planet is an equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


SENIOR LEVEL DESIGNER – PC/Console – FPS – London UK REF 1901

SENIOR LEVEL DESIGNER – PC/Console – FPS – London UK

Our client is a leading UK based games developer currently recruiting for a Senior Level Designer.

Remote post available.

THE ROLE:

•  To take responsibility for the level design of the more challenging areas of the product.

•  Take ownership of multiple levels through concept to completion.

YOU WILL NEED TO:

•  Create close working practices with other disciplines.

•  Know where to prioritise focus to ensure the games needs are met.

•  Maintain constant communication between team members

•  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•  Maintain up to date level design documentation.

•  Understand the technical constraints of the game engine.

•  Ensure the focus is shared by the Level Design team and the Environment Art Team.

•  Work pro-actively with other level designers.

•  Review content and share across the studio.

•  Manage relationships with external partners and publishers.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Experience working in a senior position and 1 shipped AAA current gen or last gen (PS3 / Xbox 360) console or PC title that featured a multiplayer component, worked on from beginning to end

•  Knowledge of creating first- or third-person shooters

•  Level-building using 3D level editing tools (Unreal 4, UnrealEd, Hammer, Radiant, etc.)

•  Experience of prototyping maps and gameplay mechanics using UE4, UE3, Unity, or similar

•  Experience writing high quality and thorough design documentation including diagram and flow-chart creation

•  Experience with source-control applications (SVN, Perforce, AlienBrain, etc.)

•  Experience in multiplayer level design

•  Strong problem-solving skills including lateral thinking

APPLICATIONS:

Send CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1901.

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


UI/UX Designer Console Games Studio UK Ref 2622

We are working with a co-development studio who works with global AAA clients, working on multiple and exciting projects, offering plenty of variety. They are looking to appoint an experienced UI/UX Designer to join their growing design team.  

What will you be doing?

  • Liaise with team members and communicate project objectives, strategies, and general information
  • Create UI & UX requirements for projects and seek feedback
  • Ensure UI/UX best practice, trends and research
  • Oversee the necessary adjustments

Who you are

  • A min of 2 years in a UI design role  
  • A clear understanding of game mechanics and systems
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator in particular)
  • Figma / Adobe XD or similar prototyping tool and in After Effects
  • Unreal/ Unity experience

Benefits

Market related salary, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance scheme and so much more!

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word CV along with your latest URL portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2622.

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


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