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Design & Production Vacancies

QA Lead – AAA studio – UK, REF 2289

Award-winning client, based in Yorkshire seeks an experienced QA Lead with console / PC experience to join their team.

This role will be working in the development space, leading the testing team, planning, supporting the team and ensuring deliverables are achieved. 

This studio works on some amazing AAA games! So, if you meet these requirements and are passionate about games and their development coupled with strong leadership skills, then we want to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Plan, define and manage QA team deliverables ensuring accurate functional and qualitative testing.
  • Support and mentor testers in the team.
  • Determine testing processes ensuring quality and chair QA scrums.
  • Team recruitment of QA testers as required.
  • QA leader and point of contact for QA communications.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in embedded testing games industry.
  • Must have experience as a senior or lead in a QA testing team.
  • Experience working on console titles (shipped 2+)
  • Experience with MS TFS, knowledge of platform certification, UE$ editor, Perforce VCS are added bonuses.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and team leadership skills.
  • Superb planning and organisational skills.

Benefits:

  • Staff career development support.
  • Pension, annual bonus and group life.
  • Flexible working, with good holiday policy.
  • Loads of fun team events & all the fun things that make a great studio team fun to be part of.

How to apply:

If this sounds like a dreamy next career move for you, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2289.

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 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 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 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!

Apply:

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

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who 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.  Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.


Senior Game Designer Mobile F2P, Spain Ref 2284

Sunny Spain calling your name?  Fantastic mobile game studio based in the 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 withing Agile methodology.
  • Improving and monitoring 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 visualliztion, 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!

Application:

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

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 Level Designer - Major AAA Console Studio – Midlands, UK REF 22

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

Our client is a major publisher owned AAA games studio 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 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!

Apply

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

To applyPlease e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.bizquoting 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

Fantastic mobile game studio based in the 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 view to return to office. Great team & sunny location.

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

What this role entails: 

  • Write game design documents with 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 inline 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.

To Apply:

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 who 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.  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 strongly 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.

Apply

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.


Senior Game Designer Mobile F2P Games SE England – REF 2273

Lovely opportunity for an experienced Senior Mobile Game Designer to join an award-winning team based in SE England.  Skilled and talented team looking for an experienced mobile F2P game designer to join them and be their subject matter expert in mobile and social game design.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design gameplay, game features, game content ensuring excellent retention, player engagement and monetisation
  • Creating gameplay that thrills the players and maximises game performance
  • Review, write game and feature design documents
  • Working within the production team across product life-cycle
  • Be the subject-matter expertise on mobile and social game design for the team

Skills & experience sought:

  • Solid track record and passion for the mobile F2P space in a senior game designer role
  • Experience working across the product life-cycle, prototyping, production to live game and experience designing mobile F2P published titles
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the mobile and social game space
  • Must have a deep understanding of current F2P mobile design techniques, driving superb player engagement, monetisation and retention and managing in-game economies.
  • Strong UX design experience, with understanding of the player journey.
  • You’ll be highly numerate, with a passion for games, excellent communication skills and good levels of energy.
  • A good team player, who is collaborative and inclusive.

Benefits

Friendly, talented team, who love working with great tech and in a strongly creative and passionate team, with good success behind them! Medical, dental, pension etc. plans. Collaborative and transparent team. Lovely working environment, with chill-zone, snacks, fruits etc.

Apply

If this sounds like your dream job and your next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 2273.

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 Lead 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 withing 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 adrienne@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.


Game Designer Sussex REF 2254

Our client, a studio run by veterans in the games industry seeks a mid-level Game Designer to join their team in Sussex. They’re working on a really exciting project, good solid team and in the lovely south coast of England! Fun, quirky children’s market project.

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
  • Research, analyse and improve upon features, keeping up with trends and user preferences

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years game design experience, preference for mobile games industry, must have worked on at least one Mobile or Free to Play title / studio or have 
  • Experience in transferring gameplay and user data into improvements on engagement
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that tackle problems, put the player and fun first
  • Ability to communicate well, share and present ideas
  • Passion for games that are fun, engaging and work closely with music
  • Excitement about crafting fun social children’s games
  • Deep knowledge of games, and a love of playing them

Great opportunity to join a team lead by veterans, working in a fun, dynamic environment with a really exciting project!

Applications

If this sounds like your next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz  today quoting reference 2254.

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.`


QA Tester Sussex REF 2253

Our client, a studio run by veterans in the games industry seeks a junior QA to join their team in Sussex. They’re working on a really exciting project, good solid team and in the lovely south coast of England!

What you’ll be doing:

· Follow the documented processes at all stages of the testing process

· Verify bugs have been fixed and implemented correctly

· Ensure checks have been done and in a thorough manner as part of a structured test plan

· Identify, isolate, and document bugs clearly and concisely in a bug database

· Write up bug reports

· Communicate and flag major issues to the team

Experience sought:

· Minimum of 1 – 2 years experiences as a QA in the games industry

· Experience with game testing software / tools

· You enjoy solution finding, are tenacious and thorough

· Diligent and enthusiastic

Great opportunity to join a team lead by veterans, working in a fun, dynamic environment with a really exciting project!

Applications

If this sounds like your next move, then send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz  today quoting reference 2253.

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 monetizaion.
  • Design events, objects, content.
  • Seek out any opportunity to improve a games inner workings and success.
  • Provide feedback on features crafted by your design team members.
  • Guide and work together with the team to develop long-term game road-map.
  • 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...

Apply

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz  - Quoting Ref 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.

External Producer - Console & PC - AAA Studio NW England Ref 2027

We are working with a well-known family-friendly AAA game studio based in the North West of England who requires an experienced External Games Producer to keep this well-established franchise running on time and budget.

What will you do?


  • Be the representative in charge of external suppliers incl. licensors, marketing, operations, localisation, QA

  • Maximize game quality

  • In charge of the submission process for the game incl. liaising with external teams

  • Progress reporting to stakeholders. time mgmt, risk assessment, scheduling

  • Promote the game internally and externally.

  • Budget responsibility

  • Exec Producer support, filling in and partnering when required


  • What do I need to do the job?

    • Games industry experience with 1+ released title as an External Producer

    • 2+ released titles as a Producer including one title on console with publisher side experience·

    • Overseeing 3rd party Internal and External projects from preproduction to post-launch

    • Agile, Prince2, Waterfall or similar project management experience



    • This company offers a competitive salary in a friendly and comfortable working environment, as well as a fantastic bonus and pension scheme.  

      Please submit your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 2027.

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

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 team, direction with Agile approach.
  • Road map, features and deliver against roadmap.
  • Team Management and coaching.
  • Collaborate and liaise with internal stakeholder across teams.
  • Release and change management, and all communication around 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 deliver, with excellent project management and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to coach, drive and collaborate well with cross-functional teams and be able 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 areworking with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in Turkey, who seek a Game Designer to jointheir talented team, who are supportive of your craft and look to get the bestout of their teams. Bring your passion for game design  a devoted andsuccessful team!

Whatwill 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 variety of game styles.
  • Use of data to drive decisions and design to ensure successful and optimal game experience.
  • Form part of 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 have 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 optimize player engagement, retention and game revenue.
  • Nice to haves – some experience or scripting in C#, Unity3D editor, understanding of UI/UX balance mobile games, experience writing design documents forartists and engineers.

Benefits

This studiooffers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsitecatering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitivesalary...

Apply

Pleasee-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz - Quoting Ref 2231.

We are anequal 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 Game Designer F2P Mobile Games Turkey, Ref 2230

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

What you’llbe doing?

  • Build sound and engaging features to excite and that will increase engagement and monetizaion.
  • Design events, objects, content.
  • Seek out any opportunity to improve a games inner workings and success.
  • Provide feedback on features crafted by your design team members.
  • Guide and work together with the team to develop long-term game road-map.
  • 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 arewe 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 the 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 studiooffers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsitecatering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitivesalary...

Apply

Pleasee-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz - Quoting Ref 2230.

We are anequal 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 Data Scientist Games SE England – Ref 2227

Senior Data Scientist GamesSE England – Ref 2227

We areworking with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in London who seek a SeniorData Scientist to join their talented team! Lovely positive team cultureworking on great projects! This role is responsible for building a robust dataculture across the teams. Bring you strong data flow management, statistics andmonetization models experience.

Whatyou’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 youare

  • 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 modelling, 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 studiooffers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsitecatering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitivesalary...

Apply

Pleasee-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz- Quoting Ref 2227.

We are anequal 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.


Executive Producer F2P Mobile Games SE England – Ref 2225

We areworking with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in London who seek an Executive Producer tojoin their talented team! This is a leadership role, seeks an experiencedproduction profile with no less than 10 years+ experience leading multipledisciplinary teams at a senior level, strong A – Z development experience,having worked on a number of titles from concept to live ops. This role hasstrong preference for mobile games experience. Lovely positive team culture.

Whatwill you be doing?

  • Build and work with your team 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 available on application.

Who youare

  • Minimum of 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 to 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 studiooffers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsitecatering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitivesalary...

Apply

Pleasee-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz- Quoting Ref 2225.

We are anequal 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 Producer F2P Mobile Games SE England – Ref 2226

We areworking with a fantastic F2P mobile game studio based in London who seek a Senior Producer tojoin their talented team! Dynamic team & culture. Strong production processmanagement and project management skills sought at a senior level. You’ll bedriving development and the team, planning and ensuring execution. Must haveexperience driving from concept to live ops.

Whatwill you be doing?

  • Ensure excellent planning and execution, product management, working with the design teams etc. to ensure project goals 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 best end results through the full game development process.

Who youare

  • Must have current experience as a Senior Producer managing full production cycle, from concept to live ops.
  • Strong preference to 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 studiooffers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as onsitecatering, fresh fruit, gym classes, great tech, private healthcare, competitivesalary...

Apply

Pleasee-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz- Quoting Ref 2226.

We are anequal 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 clientis a major publisher owned AAA games studio working on world-famous videogames,are looking for a Senior Technical Producer to join their team. Bringyour AAA games experience and ability to build and maintain strategy fordevelopment of technology for a tope game!

Whatwe’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 andchallenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced andcollaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famousgames!

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

We are anequal opportunity company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPRcompliant.


Environment Producer - Major AAA Studio – Midlands, UK Ref 2217

Our clientis a major publisher owned AAA games studio making the latest sequel of aworld-famous videogames RPG franchise. They’re looking for an experienced EnvironmentProducer to join their team. This role engages and partners with art,technical and creative and is responsible for overseeing environmentproduction.

Who youare?

  • You’ll have no less than 3 – 5 years’ experience working from early project 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!

Whatyou’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, 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 on application.

Superb andchallenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced andcollaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famousgames!

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

We are anequal opportunity company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPRcompliant.


QA Engineer Integrations Baltic Region Ref 2209

Leading gaming operator seeks an Integrations QA Engineer to join their team! Global team, with lovely culture. Ideal candidate is a QA engineer who will be investigating front and backend applications, using development tools, liaising with JavaScript and Engineers.

What you will be doing?

  • Daily collaboration with QA, developers and 3rd parties across the agile team
  • Follow best software practices
  • Promote QA, improve QA best practices
  • Additional information available on application.

Who we’re looking for?

  • Completed degree in a technical field, computer engineering or similar
  • Must have experience with Agile methodology (Scrum / Kanban)
  • Ideal experience in the gaming industry
  • Proxy tool ideal, Fiddler, Charles
  • Knowledge of software testing and browser development tools
  • Must have a solid track record of testing websites across mobile, desktop and app.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Good team player with the ability to work well with others
  • Knowledge of end-to-end testing, integration and database, SQL ideal
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal
  • Analyticalt hinker and ability to get into detail – in fact you love it!

Application

Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.bizquoting reference 2209.

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


Level Designer Games Germany Ref 2203

Established games studio based in Germany are 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 their 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 on published title console / PC
  • Ability and solid experience creating complex levels
  • Strong scripting, level sequences, tracking shots etc.
  • 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! 

Application

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

Application:

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

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 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 deliver 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 on 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 if experience, even better 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!

Application:

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 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.


Lead Level Designer AAA Unreal studio SW, UK Ref 2192

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 desire!

This team is looking for a natural leader who is a strong manager,mentor and coach; combined with 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 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

Application 

Please e-mail your CV toadrienne@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 who are 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! An 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 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

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 aproduction 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 tasksassigned 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 yourCV 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.

Producer AAA Studio North West UK Ref 1965

Top team looking for a Producer with excellent project management skills to join them on their next project – next generation consoles!

This role is well suited to an experienced Producer up for their next AAA challenge. Bring your proven production experience within the games industry and excellent communication skills to this award-winning team!

What will you be doing?

  • Managing full development lifecycle, pre-production to release
  • Management of internal production development
  • Project managing development disciplines

What we’re looking for?

  • Good current experience project managing multiple development disciplines as well as strong Agile PM techniques and understanding
  • Experience with PM Software such as Jira, Hansoft,Trello
  • Must have the ability to work well within a team and also take accountability to complete tasks unsupervised, too
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills

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!

Applications

If this sounds like your dream job and your next move, then please send your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz today quoting reference 1965.

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

        • Flexi Time

        • 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 current relevant UA campaign management experience and a passion for working with teams to achieve their target strategies!  This role is offered remote 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 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 Remote opportunity F2P Games Industry 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, prioritization and organization 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 


            • 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 skill, 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 Ref 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 opportunity 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 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 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 GDPRcompliant.


Lead Designer Mobile F2P Europe – Remote opportunity Ref 2167

Our client seeks a Lead Designer who is passionate and loves all the aspects of the free2play game design space. Top profile with deep understanding of core gameplay meta systems and mechanics sought Impress us with your experience working with at least 1 top 500 grossing F2P mobile game title; and must have worked on games from prototype – scale-up and live ops. Must have deep market knowledge of the US mobile market, popular culture and have the knowledge on how to design games for the US player’s market. 

If you’re passionate about what you do, have the professionalism to inspire a multi-disciplinary team, and want to join a world-class team who are on a mission to make magical and memorable games, then we want to hear from you!

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 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 2167.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPRcompliant.



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 Free to Play 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 who value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteranstatus, 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 optimizations.

    • 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. 

Gaming Compliance Officer Baltic Region Ref 2158

Leading gaming operator seeks a Compliance Officer to join their team! Global team, with lovely culture. Ideal candidate will work within their compliance team working across all areas of their business technology through to business support, ensuring compliance adherence. Ideally candidate will have a strong compliance technology background or a high-level understanding of gambling software. You will need to have a track record of experience interpreting and applying gambling regulation, data protection, information security etc. on gambling software products. You will work with the Compliance Manager and the team within jurisdictions where the team is licenced. Must be available for occasional travel.
Role suits a well organised, self-starter!

What you will be doing?


  • Oversight and assurance of compliance to technical requirements.

  • Providing advice on interpretation of technical requirements.

  • Ensuring our products are technically compliant.

  • Managing compliance related events and incidents.

  • Working with external labs to complete certification requirements

  • Manage / assist with regulatory notifications and submissions.

  • Assess product compliance, operational risks, and scheduling of compliance tasks.

  • Undertake assessments of the effectiveness of the controls the business has in place.

  • Reviews and audits to test existing compliance efforts are fit for purpose.

  • Analyse action points raised in internal as well as external audits.

  • Review and update internal policies and operational procedures as required.


  • What are we looking for?


    • Compliance technology experience in the gaming industry strongly preferred.

    • Good understanding of software development, change management and incident management processes.

    • At least a 3rd level qualification in compliance, auditing or a related subject such as CISA (Certified Information System Auditor certification)

    • Good proactive attitude, willing to learn and builds good working relationships.

    • Well organised, and able to work well on your own, managing a variety of information and deliverables.

    • Must have the ability to learn new technology quickly, in order to quickly grasp good levels on product functionalities.

    • Self-motivate and able to proactively identify any compliance gaps and act on it with minimal supervision.


    • Benefits

      This studio offers great social events, a forever full beer fridge, state of the art studio as well as an annual bonus and much more!

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2158

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

Gaming Compliance Officer London Ref 2159

Leading gaming operator seeks a Compliance Officer to join their team! Global team, with lovely culture. Ideal candidate will work within their compliance team working across all areas of their business technology through to business support, ensuring compliance adherence. Ideally candidate will have a strong compliance technology background or a high-level understanding of gambling software. You will need to have a track record of experience interpreting and applying gambling regulation, data protection, information security etc. on gambling software products. You will work with the Compliance Manager and the team within jurisdictions where the team is licenced. Must be available for occasional travel.
Role suits a well organised, self-starter!

What you will be doing?


  • Oversight and assurance of compliance to technical requirements.

  • Providing advice on interpretation of technical requirements.

  • Ensuring our products are technically compliant.

  • Managing compliance related events and incidents.

  • Working with external labs to complete certification requirements

  • Manage / assist with regulatory notifications and submissions.

  • Assess product compliance, operational risks, and scheduling of compliance tasks.

  • Undertake assessments of the effectiveness of the controls the business has in place.

  • Reviews and audits to test existing compliance efforts are fit for purpose.

  • Analyse action points raised in internal as well as external audits.

  • Review and update internal policies and operational procedures as required.


  • What are we looking for?


    • Compliance technology experience in the gaming industry strongly preferred.

    • Good understanding of software development, change management and incident management processes.

    • At least a 3rd level qualification in compliance, auditing or a related subject such as CISA (Certified Information System Auditor certification)

    • Good proactive attitude, willing to learn and builds good working relationships.

    • Well organised, and able to work well on your own, managing a variety of information and deliverables.

    • Must have the ability to learn new technology quickly, in order to quickly grasp good levels on product functionalities.

    • Self-motivate and able to proactively identify any compliance gaps and act on it with minimal supervision.


    • Benefits

      This studio offers great social events, a forever full beer fridge, state of the art studio as well as an annual bonus and much more!

      To Apply

      Please e-mail your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2159

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

Associate Producer Gaming – Major AAA Studio – Midlands Ref 2154

Our clientis a major publisher owned AAA games studio making the latest sequel of aworld-famous videogames 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 theunderstanding of art, design and technical fundamentals.

Exceptionalteam looking for an exceptional candidate to fill this role!

Skillssought:

· ExperiencedAssociate Producer with strong project management skills and project managementsoftware experience

· Exceptionalverbal and written communication skills

· Goodunderstanding of game design, art and technical fundamentals, incl. Consoleplatform considerations

· Musthave previous experience, managing projects, risk and deliverables

· Idealcandidate will be self-driven, with a keen eye for detail and passion for thegaming industry!

Superb andchallenging opportunity to join a major player and team of experienced andcollaborative gaming professionals in a top games studio, creating world-famousgames!

To find outmore, apply by emailing your CV to adrienne@big-planet.biz & quotingreference 2154

We are anequal opportunity company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPRcompliant.


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 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.


Economy Designer Mobile Games F2P Studio Germany Ref 2012

We are working with a leading cross-platform developer and publisher of F2P multiplayer games. We seek an experienced Game Economy / Monetisation Designer to join our client's dynamic and successful team in a Key role. 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.

To Apply

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


Level Designer AAA RPG Game Midlands UK Ref 1675

Our client, an AAA studio is working on their pillar franchise RPG title and are now looking for a level designer who is adept at building levels, missions, stages and locales using level editors and tools. Through the use of mechanics and characters, you will be working with designers of multiple disciplines to build beautiful and be engaging open-world environments as well as Implementing level designs.

Top Studio, Top Team!

Who you are?

· Previous experience as a Level Designer

· 1+ released title

· 3D software package/level design tool experience

· Appreciation of key level design concepts

· Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits

This studio offers a competitive salary, private healthcare, a bonus scheme and free breakfast. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-famous team and work on a hugely exciting title!

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to adrienne@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1675.

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


Level Designer PC Games South Germany Ref 1577

We are working with a PC and console studio based in the South of Germany who is looking for a Level Designer to work on their exciting new projects. You will be responsible for all areas of level creation.

What will you be doing?



  • Macro and micro level design drafts

  • Using Unreal Engine 4 and blueprint system to design and prototype aspects of the world in-game, including enemy encounters and quests

  • Ensuring level design adheres to the gameplay and narrative of the project

  • Play-testing and feedback



  • Who you are



    • 2+ years in the games industry as a Level Designer

    • 3D engine game editors

    • Open world game experience

    • May layout creation

    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    • Released game titles as a Level Designer a bonus

    • Unreal Engine 4 and blueprint system a bonus



    • Benefits



      • Good work-life balance

      • Flexible hours

      • Collaborative work environment



      • Application

        Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1577.

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

Mission Designer Games Southern Germany Ref 1837

This console studio based in Southern Germany is looking for a Mission Designer to join their talented and successful team and work on their latest games.

What will you be doing?



  • Creating quest and open world gameplay using UE4 and Blueprints



    • Prototyping, iterating on and polishing the in-game part of the open world including missions, enemy encounters...

    • Developing pipelines

    • All relevant documentation

    • Design missions from concept to completion & debug via playtesting



    • Who you are



      • 2+ years as a Mission/Level Designer

      • 1+ released console title from full development cycle

      • Use of game editors

      • Key quest and open world gameplay design concepts

      • Interpersonal and written communication skills

      • Problem-solving skills



      • Benefits

        This studio offers a competitive salary, long holidays, flexible working hours and great work-life balance.

        Do you think this role is for you?Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1837.

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

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

C++ Technical Director Games Studio SE England Ref 2050

We are working with a leading game studio based in the South East England who is looking for a C++ Technical Director to join their team and work on a diverse range of projects.

What will you be doing?



  • Maintaining and developing new as well as existing projects

  • Code reviews

  • Taking responsibility for systems and features

  • Managing project proposals

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team to ensure quality and deadlines are met

  • Mentoring junior members of the team

  • Leading client communications



  • Who you are



    • 8+ years as a Lead Programmer/Technical Director - so you will have experience in a management role

    • Strong C/C++

    • Object-oriented development

    • Unreal

    • Code and data repositories e.g. Perforce...

    • Rendering technology experience e.g. DirectX, OpenGL...a bonus

    • Rendering technology development experience e.g. shadowing, reflections, depth of field...a bonus

    • This role is open to UK residents and people able to work in the UK without sponsorship. 

      Benefits

      This studio offers a competitive salary, good work-life balance, a great holiday allowance and much more.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2050.

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

Senior Technical Artist - AAA Games Studio, Remote Contract Ref 1938

We have a new remote contract role at a AAA UK games studio. Immediate start (if possible), rates negotiable.

Skills required...



  • Skilled with UE4 / Blueprints

  • Good generalist tech art and animation skills such as shaders, optimisation, rigging, lighting etc

  • Scripting skills e.g python, C++, max script etc

  • Art packages such as Maya/ 3DSMax / photoshop

  • Houdini a big plus

  • 4 years + experience

  • AAA console or PC games experience.



  • Please email CV and showreel / portfolio to ash@big-planet.biz if interested.

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

French speaking Mission Designer Games France Ref 1602

We are working with an indie game studio based in France who is looking for a Mission Designer to join their team and work on an exciting new simulation IP. This is a unique opportunity to join an excellent studio and develop your skills whilst working in a dynamic team on an ambitious project.
What will you be doing?
  • Design documentation
  • Documentation for the team
  • Prepare for potential Design related issues
  • Reporting documents
  • Designing production tools for various game modes
Who you are
  • 2+ years in a similar position
  • Appreciation of simulations
  • Analytical and teamwork skills
  • French speaking 
Benefits
We value our staff and believe in a great work life balance, good relocation package, competitive salaries, health insurance, meal vouchers...
Application
Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1602.
We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

QA Tester - Gaming - Baltic States Ref 2129

This is a well-established gaming studio with a European office in Estonia with a series of hit casino game titles. They are looking for a  QA test analyst for exciting upcoming projects, are you looking to advance your career in the gaming industry?  

In this role you will;



  • Plan, test and identify issues within games for a variety of projects and different platforms

  • Communicate and keep the team informed with detailed reports, issues and tests in the bug tracking system

  • Organise and coordinate testing sessions



  • What will you do?



    • 3+ years + experience working in a testing environment

    • Experience and ability to work effectively in detailed testing

    • Gambling industry experience

    • Able to keep track of bugs and the varied processes involved

    • Experience and ability to work effectively in a team with changing priorities

    • Integration and End to End testing across platforms

    • Make test plans, run regression tests for front end and manual testing for front and back end

    • Bug tracking and identifying gaps in test coverage



    • Pluses:



      • Knowledge of specific terminology based in testing and database experience

      • Any knowledge of testing practices in automatization or additional language skills

      • JIRA, GitHub, TestRail 

      • Test automation with BDD tools



      • Benefits;



        • Good work-life balance

        • Flexible hours

        • Collaborative work environment



        • Please send your CV as a word document referencing to bonnie@big-planet.biz quotingn reference 2129 to apply!

          We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Principal Gameplay Designer - AAA Studio - UK Ref 2119

We are working with a world-famous award-winning AAA game studio based in the UK who are seeking an exceptional Senior/Principal Gameplay Designer to join their team and work on their highly-anticipated AAA RPG title.This is a fantastic opportunity to join this collaborative team and work on a unique once-in-a-lifetime project, while driving forward the character-driven gameplay systems.

Who you are


  • 5+ years in the games industry in a design role

  • Analytical mind that can proactively breakdown target experiences into world class features aligned with the studio vision

  • Ability to prioritise work and identify and manage workload both for yourself and for your project teams

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Full lifecycle design experience with one published console title 

  • Combat design experience a plus 




  • Benefits

    We offer a great work-life balance, excellent bonus scheme and some of the best salaries in the industry. 

    Application

    Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2119.

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

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