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Design & Production Vacancies

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 Technical Director Games – REF 2686

Our client is a cutting-edge AI solutions company offering their services from independent to AAA game studios. They are now looking
for a Technical Director to lead their talented development team. This role is offered remote with flexible working hours or at their studio in Edinburgh.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead and manage multiple teams of developers
  • Define the technical vision for the studio’s products
  • Lead the design and development of new features
  • Pinpoint project risks and bring solutions on how to solve them
  • Ensure the studios projects are executed on time and within budget
  • Build and manage relationships with industry partners
  • Report on progress to the company’s senior management and higher
  • Establish engineering best practices that allow your team to excel

Who you are:

  • 10+ years’ experience in AI programming/management positions
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar
  • Experience with game AI systems
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience of programming in C++
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication
  • Passion for high quality, maintainable and reusable code
  • Great interpersonal and organisational skills

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 2686.

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.


Game Director VR Games Holland REF 2599

Our client, a world leading VR developer is seeking a game industry professional.

Remote position available or in house at our offices in the Netherlands

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

To set the vision and safeguard it through development.

Determine the projects scope and share that responsibility with the Senior Lead Producer.

 To provide high level direction.

Translate the projects vision and scope into goals.

Monitor the project continuously.

To set the studio standard.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

You have worked as a Game Director on the full development cycle of console/PC/VR titles for 4+ years, or:

You have worked in a Lead Designer role throughout the full development cycle on console/PC titles for 8+ years

 Excellent English language communication skills, both written and verbal

You can demonstrate effective creative leadership.

BONUS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

You have extensive experience in a leadership role developing high quality (VR) games or experiences.

You have a track record of fostering a team culture that promotes innovation and inclusivity. 

WHAT WE OFFER

A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance

Flexible working hours

26 Standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more

A healthy lunch in our canteen (when working from the office)

30% Income tax reduction for eligible expats

Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation

Free pension plan

Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam

Group activities and an annual VR game jam (also whilst working from home)

Friday afternoon drinks (online)

The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home

Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs

To apply please send cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2599.

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


Slots Product Owner - Baltic Region Gaming REF 2580

Our client is a leading entertainment provider in the social casino gaming space working with a global team.

Working in offices in the Baltic region.

The Role:

You will collaborate with developers, architects and our key stakeholders to create solutions to achieve our mission objectives.

Experience in agile product management approaches preferable.

Key accountabilities

Understand customer needs and business drivers

Lead the discovery, definition and prioritisation of features and user stories

Market analysis

Define and measure KPIs that will allow you to make smart decisions about the platform's future

Work with agile development team(s) on refinement, estimation and planning

Gather and analyse feedback on features and products

Work collaboratively with other teams to influence our client’s overall product roadmap

Communicate throughout to ensure all stakeholders are clear on vision, roadmap status, priorities and backlog

Coordinate product launches and activities with relevant teams and stakeholders

The Person:

You will be outcome focused with an inquisitive mind, a natural collaborator and have a good commercial and technical understanding, ability to communicate clearly and effectively. . The nature of the role means it is ever evolving, from supporting a live issue to taking a product from concept through to market release, so pragmatism, influence and adaptability are essential. You will take responsibility for the growth and continued success of our customer base, so customer-focus, and strong delivery and planning skills are also needed.

Competencies and experience required: 

Minimum:

Experience, within a B2C or B2B2C market.

Demonstrated record of success in conceiving, defining and launching high impact features.

Problem solving and communication skills.

Comfortable leading from the front in a cross functional fast paced environment.

Able to assess market trends and insights. 

Able to assess business, legal and contractual requirements.

Commercial acumen.

Discovery and experimentation experience.

Define and articulate features, epics, user stories and manage product backlog.

Data driven decision making experience.

Benefits include great salary and relocation package, central city location and good work-life balance.

To apply pls forward your CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2580.

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


Senior Producer - PC/Console - Action Shooters - Germany REF 2642

Who we are:

Our client is a leading independent PC/Console Games Studio based in the heart of the west of Germany. They make genre busting shooters and hack and slash titles for their dedicated fan base.

Remote work available within Germany or in house at offices also in Germany.

Responsibilities: 

  • Establish and sustain best practices, production workflows and processes. 
  • Structure development phases by breaking the project down into milestone goals and deliverables.
  • Visualize the project’s goals and  and report status to the team.
  • Create, control and manage tasks in order to ensure quality and timely milestone deliveries.
  • Structure development phases and manage tasks to ensure timely deliverables.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years professional experience in the field of game production, with an emphasis on task planning and controlling.
  • Console experience.
  • As a well-travelled taskmaster, you know how to ship a game.
  • Solution driven problem solver.
  • Understanding of agile development methods and tested project management experience.
  • Knowledge in usage and administration of issue tracking tools, e.g. Atlassian Jira.

What you can expect from us:

We want to put our employees at the core of everything we do. This means creating the conditions that allow our employees to feel understood and valued while also being empowered and supported to do exceptional work in service of creating the best games.

Benefits

  • Career growth and development with a yearly learning & development budget.
  • Great, modern office in the heart of Frankfurt.
  • Remote Work within Germany.
  • 28 days of paid vacation plus 24th and 31st of December free.
  • Monthly remote work & gym allowance.
  • Participation in our bonus system after the first shipped project.

To apply, CV to cvs@big-plaent.biz quoting reference 2642.

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


Lead Mobile Game Producer - fully remote Ref: 2594

We are seeking a Lead Mobile Game Producer - potentially fully remote. This is a pivotal, key hire, for our client - an expanding mobile games studio based in UAE.  You will be an experienced lead, with a passion for mobile, to manage the production and design of their upcoming shooter game. This role is offered remote or onsite and is open across EMEA / central Asia.

What will you do?

  • Lead the production team of 15
  • Report directly to CEO, updating on progress, hitting deadlines
  • Co-ordinate teams to effectively run verticals ensuring seamless experience for gameplayers and developers
  • Stakeholder & partner collaboration  
  • Strong on comms inc. project management using JIRA, Slack, or similar  
  • Team building & motivation

What skills do you need?

  • 7+ years experience managing games production across multi-disciplinary teams
  • An entrepreneurial /self-starter style with a passion for mobile games
  • Excellent communication, organisation & management skills, creating highly motivated environments where your team(s) deliver
  • Conceptual and practical game design experience, with Unity a must for iOS and Android
  • Highly creative with ability to critique / analyse game play management systems
  • Monetize projects end-to-end
  • Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Bachelors degree in computer science, software or similar

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Bonus & perks
  • Relocation package (if required)
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to ash@big-planet.bizquoting reference number 2594.

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


Remote Publishing Manager Hypercasual Games REF 2573

We are a worldwide Hypercasual games publisher with world renowned client list.  Our strengths are collaborating with developers to ensure their game becomes the next big hit on Google Play and the App Store. We are looking for a Publishing Manager to work remotely with our worldwide clients as well as spotting the next big hit via business development.  This role is offered fully remote to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

· Find potential developers and studios

· Evaluate games

· Negotiate agreements with game developers and/or studios

· Maintain continuous contact with clients in order to receive feedback and improve KPIs

· Develop and maintain an excellent, trusting relationship with game developers/studios

· Work to deadlines and identify risks

· Make strategic and tactical decisions based on mobile game economy KPI’s

· Understand Hypercasual market space and use analytics to maintain and improve KPI’s

· Be the focal point for the studio with related departments (R&D, BI, Marketing,etc.) to ensure a symbiotic relationship

What skills do you need?

· Bus dev a bonus

· Understanding of mobile production pipeline

· Design experience and how to make prototypes

· Excellent English - both written and spoken

· Able to work remotely

· Networking

Benefits

Remote working, excellent renumeration package, working for a well-respected publisher…

Application

To applypls forward your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2573.

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


Lead Level Designer - AAA Unreal Studio South East, UK - REF 2570

A great opportunity has opened up for an experienced Lead Level Designer to join a lovely AAA studio. This role is offered at their studio in a beautiful location SE of England, 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 multiple projects. 

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 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: 

  • 5+ years working experience as a level designer, with no less than one shipped PC/Console title in a senior level designer role.
  • 3+ years Unreal Engine 4 experience or similar as well as advanced understanding of developer tools and software.
  • Solid level editing tools and node-based visual script logic.
  • Proven experience managing a level design team in at least a senior level design role.
  • 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 to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2570.

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


Product Director AAA Games Remote Europe REF 2556

This well-known AAA studio based in Stockholm, Sweden is looking for a Product Management Director to work on an established franchise. Your role will focus on the business aspects of development including how to generate revenue from monetization in game, creating a system that doesn’t affect gameplay and diverse enough to maintain player engagement and longevity.  You will develop insights, strategy, tactics,and execute plans across user acquisition, marketing, partnerships, first party relations, and more.  A key part of your role is maximising the Live Services business as well as creating/running a modern Live Services framework on console.

What will you do?

· Work on our pillar franchise building our product and data team

· Steer A/B experimentation to grow revenue and gameplay

· Manage economy design, testing and fine tuning

· Decide which metrics and tools to utilise for all products

· Report to the senior franchise leadership

· Mould the franchise business strategy

· Responsible for the Live Ops and product strategy, growth, revenue, portfolio…

· Nurture and grow the Product Management team

· Work with game team leadership to increase key metrics incl. acquisition, engagement, and monetization

· Business models e.g. economy

· Use analytics in decision making for feature optimisation and development

· Partner with marketing, creative and franchise teams to advance titles ROI

· Design and manage player metrics to drive and maximise

o Engagement, acquisition and monetization

What skills do you need?

· Experience with multivariate and A/B testing

· Constructing intricate in-game economies

· Managing Product Management team and mentoring junior members

· 4+ years’ experience in production, analytics, systems design or product management in video games

· 10 years’ experience in consumers goods

· Consumer research experience to drive product improvements

· Use of analytics to enhance product development

· Use of testing and metrics to support changes inproducts

Benefits

Stocks, bonus, excellent renumeration package, pension, private health care, great work-life balance…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2556.

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


Senior Narrative Designer - AAA UK - REF 2540

I am working with an AAA studio based in London on their latest award-winning project. They are looking for a Senior Narrative Designer to join their talented and successful team with experience on current gen console. You will be accountable for the creation, development and implementation of the games narrative, setting, characters, story arc, emotional tone as directed by the project leadership. 

What will you 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.
  • Pro-actively respond to criticism. Remaining open minded and focused on solutions to improve narrative.
  • Training and supporting junior staff.
  • Working alongside the production team to prioritise tasks, and help manage creative pipeline.
  • To be able to provide and verify estimates, identify risks, and avoid blockers.
  • Creating, regularly updating, and maintaining documentation of work.
  • Maintaining a positive, motivational work environment.

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
  • Great communicator and inspired writer
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively as a team without supervision
  • Able to liaise with stakeholders, collecting feedback, taking direction, and iterating quickly
  • 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
This studio offers competitive salaries, bonus scheme and full corporate benefits. World famous games to work on too!

Application
To apply please submit your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quotingreference 2540.

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


Remote Game Designer - Europe - REF 2534

Game Designer – Remote – REF 2534

We are working with an established multiplatform game studio based in Europe looking for a Remote Game Designer to join their team and work on their latest titles. This role is offered fully remote and prior experience in the industry is required.

Worldwide candidates will be considered, preference given to those who are able to start immediately or with reasonable notice.

What will you be doing?

· Using specific title visions to create innovative design ideas

· Contributing to project design specifications and successful execution of product

· Working in a team to create the best possible results

· Reviewing final products to ensure it meets the high expectations

· Create amazing gameplay experience

· Provide feedback for improvements and finetune of games

· Full documentations of all assigned features

Who are you?

· 3+ years games industry experience in a similar role

· Bachelor's Degree

· Experience with Unreal Engine and Blueprints

· Working knowledge of the game production pipeline

· Knowledge of game systems, balance design, and at-least one standard analytics tool

· Strong communication, problem solving skills

· Ability to think open minded and logically with strong level of attention to detail

· Good teamwork skills

Benefits

This studio is fully remote.  It also gives you the opportunity to work with the latest technology, a good work-life balance, a comfortable working atmosphere, market rate pay…

Application

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2534.

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


Lead Producer – Midcore Mobile FTP – Remote – Ext Dev Teams Germany REF 2533

Our client is an extremely well-funded start-up Mobile Games Studio currently based in Germany. They are looking to hire a Lead Producer with strong FTP experience to realise their concept for a trilogy of games, the first one being a Mafia-based title. They are working in the Art NFT crypto space and so have a USP that stands out from the crowd, with crypto NFT rewards as part of the attraction for the game.

You are:

· Experienced in the start-up journey from initial concepts to full launch in game development

· Live game management once the game is launched

· Able to work with multiple remote development partners in Europe and India is essential

· Understanding of Indian outsource studio culture and best practice

· Full product lifecycle experience in at least 2 mobile games projects in an lead external producer role

· Be the go-to Producer for the projects

· Mobile FTP experience

· Agile / Scrum experience

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

· First class people management skills and the ability to work well with different stakeholders and company owners

· Proven record of delivering projects on time and on budget

· Able to commit to a long-term project

· Able to work in Germany or Italy for an initial period (1 or 2 months) whilst the project gets under development proper, and then be comfortable working remotely or in Germany or Italy

· Can do attitude

· Experience with risk assessment and avoidance of pitfalls in the development process

· Crypto / NFT experience a bonus

· Midcore experience very helpful

This is an opportunity to be one of the first in at ground level with an exciting new project in the NFT art /game space, and to be a key member in a dynamic and ambitions team. In return we offer a highly competitive salary, excellent bonus scheme and the opportunity to do something truly different.

To apply:

Send your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply or for more information quoting reference 2533.

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


Lead Game Designer – Midcore Mobile FTP – Remote - Germany NFT Crypto REF 2532

Our client is an extremely well-funded start-up Mobile Games Studio currently based in Germany. They are looking to hire a Lead Games Designer with strong FTP experience to realise their concept for a trilogy of games, the first one being a Mafia-based title. They are working in the Art NFT crypto space and so have a USP that stands out from the crowd, with crypto NFT rewards as part of the attraction for the game.

You are:

· Experienced and successful in taking a game project from start-up to market in the Mobile Free to Play Midcore space.

· Able to design game prototypes and documentation that will be understood by external partners in Art, Design and Code.

· Be the go-to design contact and take ownership of the game design vision for the project.

· An ideas professional who understands what makes great games tick.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

· First class people management skills and the ability to work well with different stakeholders and company owners.

· Emotional intelligence.

· Unity Game engine experience.

· Overseen the development of at least 2 or 3 mobile games in a lead role for the full product life cycle into a live game.

· Able to commit to a long-term project.

· Able to work in Germany (or Italy) for an initial period (1 or 2 months) whilst the project gets under development proper, and then be comfortable working remotely or in Germany (or Italy).

· Monetisation expertise.

· Can do attitude.

· Experience with risk assessment and avoidance of pitfalls in the development process.

· Crypto / NFT experience a bonus.

· C# coding skills a bonus.

· Mafia / crime game genre experience would be a bonus.

This is an opportunity to be one of the first in at ground level with an exciting new project in the NFT art / game space, and to be a stakeholder in the ownership of the IP. In return we offer a highly competitive salary, excellent bonus scheme and the opportunity to do something truly different.

To apply:

Send your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply or for more information quoting reference 2532.

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


Mobile Producer - Berlin, Germany - REF 2007

Passionate about creating some of the most high-quality games? Then look no further! Our world-renowned client, based in Europe, is seeking a Mobile Producer to manage their existing and potential new projects.

Skills Required:

  • 3+ years of experience in game production
  • Experience with F2P games, business models, operating budgets…
  • Passion for great high quality user centric products
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum
  • Ability to help design production pipelines as well as experience of the role as a product owner.
  • Experience in managing production P&Ls
  • Great written and verbal communication 
  • Passion for games 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits package 
  • Friendly and supportive work environment 
  • Studio based in one of the most vibrant and fun cities in the world

To apply, please send CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 2007.

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


Creative Director Games London UK – REF 2516

Creative Director – London UK – REF 2516

Our client is a leading games studio based in London. They are seeking a Creative Director to lead their creative department.

Skills Required:

- Bachelor’s Degree.

- Enthusiastic about creating and testing games.

- Knowledge in social mechanics, usability, game-field…

- Pitching, analysis data, conducting market research, communicating with stakeholders, reporting...

- using UE4, UE3, Unity or similar.

- Considerable amount of industrial experience as a lead (or a more senior position).

- 3 AAA completed shipped titles, that you’ve worked on from start to finish.

- 1+ title that includes a type of post launch purchases capability other than standard DLC packs.

- Attention to detail.

- At least one AAA credited title as lead designer or producer.

- Experience making first and third person shooters.

- understanding trends including genre, common gameplay and financial models.

- Microsoft Office products, Visio, and Adobe Photoshop etc.

In return we offer a competitive salary, good bonus scheme, full corporate benefits, and a great working environment.

To apply:

Email CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 2516.

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


Head of Production Games Berlin REF 2511

Head of Production Games Berlin REF 2511

Passionate about creating some of the most high-quality games? Then look no further! Our world-renowned client, based in Berlin, Germany, is seeking a Head of Production to manage their existing and potential new projects.

What skills do you need?

- Passionate about Games

- Relevant experience in F2P game production incl. Live Ops

- Experience producing games tailored for the western market

- Strong technical knowledge

- Experienced in presentations, pitching to clients, stakeholders, product roadmaps, reporting…

- User Focused mindset

- Team-working and leadership skills

- 7+years production in games experience with at least one credited title as lead producer in games

- Bachelor’s Degree

- Understanding of production pipeline from concept to release and post launch as well as knowledge of other disciplines

Benefits

In return we offer a competitive salary, good bonus scheme, full corporate benefits, and a great working environment.

Application

To apply forward your CV to cvs@bigplanet.biz quoting reference 2511.

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


Director of Design – AAA Studio – London UK REF 2510

Our client is a leading AAA games studio in London. They are seeking a Director of Design to head up their game design department.

Skills required:

  • A love for videogames and making games.
  • Solid games industry experience.
  • Full product lifecycle experience from concept to release.
  • Strong leadership and management skills including line management and mentoring.
  • Deliver the project on time.
  • Represent the studio ad projects at live events.
  • Team player and go to leader.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collecting and documenting the design processfrom your team.
  • Expert game designer.
  • High level understanding on what makes players tick.
  • System Design skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Problem solver.
  • Emotional intelligence.

In return we offer a competitive salary, good bonus scheme, full corporate benefits and a great working environment.

To apply:

Send CV to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 2510.

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


Experience Designer AAA Console Games Studio Midlands Ref 2376

Our client is known for creating cutting-edge game experiences and is looking to appoint a talented Experience Designer who will elevate the user experience, that will raise the quality bar in design, art and animation for AAA development.  

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Lead Principle Experience Designer and the Senior Experience Designer.
  • Liaise with core members of the UI/UX, Code and Design teams to maintain, establish and implement core UI documents  .
  • Ensure assets are AAA quality using in-house GUI tools.
  • Communicate with key developers throughout the development process.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification and a minimum of 4 years in the games industry.
  • Excellent Visual Design skills, understanding of UI design and implementing user interfaces.
  • A proven track record of UI experience.
  • A full lifecycle shipped AAA game.
  • Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator.

An added bonus – Adobe PremierPro and InDesign experience

Benefits

This studio offers a very competitive salary, annual bonus, private healthcare and other wonderful company benefits.

Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV and your latest portfolio/showreel links to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2376.

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


Lead Game Designer AAA Console Games Studio London Ref 2494

The Role

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. In conjunction with the Creative Director, you will establish the game’s vision, define quality targets, and verify the quality targets of others. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented with outstanding verbal and presenting abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Document work with the GDD and Wiki pages.
  • The primary means of communication will be verbal; ensuring team members understand the vision and design and have the resources they require to perform their duties.
  • You will provide the studio with regular updates on the areas of the game you are responsible for.
  • 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.
  • From live appearances to pre-recorded interviews to forum engagement, you will serve both as an evangelist and representative to the press and communities.
  • 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.
  • In some cases, you will function as the Creative Director's deputy.
  • Your role is to define and execute feature optimizations and tuning plans, demonstrating a thorough understanding of metrics and development restrictions.
  • Focus group sessions will be conducted by you, and you will generate reports that you will deliver to the product team and incorporate relevant feedback into the product design.
  • Work with the Creative Director to give your accurate estimates for work as well as track work in management software.
  • As a team leader, you will convey to the developers the impacts of changes to the game design.
  • 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.
  • Initiative experience, including the running of a group-oriented plan group; human administration, coaching.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with gameplay trends, development, financial models, and genres.
  • Experience with creating prototypes of gameplay mechanics in UE4, Unity, or similar tools.
  • A working knowledge of source-control applications (SVN, Perforce, AlienBrain, etc.).
  • Experience participating in leadership roles and working collaboratively with other disciplines.
  • Prior experience as the vision bearer for one or more major project aspects, expressing that vision to others and gaining buy-in from your team and other stakeholders.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, as well as other business software, such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Adobe Photoshop, or similar.
  • A deep understanding of the system, systemic design, emergent gameplay, and the place of procedural content generation.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • F2P/Games as a Service experience and using telemetry to inform design decisions and content decisions.
  • Championing a product, including giving presentations to the media and at conferences and events.
  • Parsing market research results, and acting on them, e.g., focus groups, qualitative and quantitative surveys.
  • 3DSMax, Maya, or any other professional 3D modelling software.
  • High level of math proficiency. Such as probability, statistics, and balancing skills.
  • Scripting capability or programming knowledge.
  • Bachelor's degree in Video Game Design, Computer Science, Marketing, Entertainment, or another technical field.

To apply:

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

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


Lead Level Designer AAA Game Studio Germany - Ref 2473

An award-winning studio is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to take on the responsibility for setting the game vision for level design on a new co-op game. As a Lead Level Designer, you will take on a hands-on approach to leading your team and producing a high-quality player experience through the delivery of compelling player experiences through ideation, iteration, and implementation. 

You’ll work directly with a world-class team to create beautiful, industry-leading products that push the envelope in the gaming community. You’ll manage, coach, and develop a team of incredibly talented, dynamic designers. We are looking for people who want to have fun at work, share ownership, and make smart decisions; responsible people who have a positive attitude, are passionate and value professionalism.

Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the level design of an entire product, driving end to end implementation across the team. 
  • Take responsibility for overseeing our level designers, shaping the process of level design across departments, as well as being the representative of level design to other teams and stakeholders.
  • You will realise and communicate the game vision throughout the studio, ensuring alignment across all disciplines.
  • You will drive frequent feedback sessions to gather feedback for you and your team and strive to provide constructive feedback to the wider team.
  • Embracing the creative vision, championing it, iterating, and delivering a full experience that gels all the other disciplines (like combat or progression) that exceeds player expectations.
  • You will be hands-on and lead your team to produce benchmark level layouts and scripts, ultimately delivering the highest quality player experience.
  • In partnership with the technical art department, innovate production prototypes for level design, while persistently aiming to devise and improve it.

Qualifications

  • Over 5+ years of extensive experience as Level Designer.
  • Past experience of over 2+ years as Lead Level Designer.
  • Proven success building worlds, levels and encounters that harmonize with core game mechanics, especially in co-op games.
  • Significant involvement in the level design of multiple game titles, with preferably a full cycle on a AAA title (or equivalent) at Senior or lead level.
  • An individual with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Vast knowledge in modern 3D game engines and relevant editing tools.
  • Create a positive inclusive work environment that will grow team motivation and performance.

Desirable skills

  • Understanding of level-building using 3D editing tools such as UE4, Hammer, UnrealEd etc.
  • Scripting expertise within Unreal Blueprint.

Employment details

  • Full-time 
  • Status: employment 
  • Start: as soon as possible

Benefits

  • Relocation support and benefits
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Flexible Working hours
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables every day 
  • Hot & Cold drinks of your choice
  • In-house massage, Fitness Club membership
  • Monthly company events
  • public transportation
  • Games/Books Library
  • Personal Talent Development Manager
  • Regular in-house social events
  • Summer and Christmas Party
  • Beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2473.

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


Senior Technical Producer - London UK Ref 2395

Our client is a world leading mobile games studio based in London UK, searching for a Senior Technical Producer. As the new Senior Technical Producer who will be responsible for organising, tracking, maintaining Infra! team production and products, gathering requirements from external partners with engineers, designing development cycles, managing sprints and supporting the team's production effort.

This person must have a good technical understanding of infrastructure and development, be able to communicate both with engineers and product teams, able to form a team around to create and manage production pipeline for Infra! team. This role will be working directly with engineers in the team. This role is not going to work directly on game production but will work on a team supporting the game production, business units and data teams.

Having an engineering or development background is a big plus but not a must. This person should have a strong understanding of managing multiple products and multiple development tracks. You will be a driving force within teams, taking ownership for planning and execution across multiple teams to achieve the highest quality. You will empower teams to deliver an outstanding game at high quality, on budget, and on time. Championing development process improvements through team retrospectives and feedback.

Responsibilities:

  • Review current system and design production pipeline for Infrastructure team
  • Manage multiple sub-projects in different tracks
  • Monitoring project activities in various areas, collaboration with other teams to understand and meet their requirements
  • Communicate with internal pods for planning and production
  • Organizing the team’s work, ensuring maximum efficiency and maintaining a timeline for team production
  • Coordinating the work of cross-functional teams
  • Managing team development sprints and outputs

Requirements:

  • Experience as a Technical Producer with full production cycle experience from Concept Prototyping to Launch and Live Operations.
  • Highly capable and experienced in a variety of development methodologies including Agile SCRUM, Kanban, team management, long and short-term project scheduling and execution.
  • Experience of project status and risk reporting including executive-level project reporting.
  • Experience handling large, multi-disciplinary feature teams developing towards specific deadlines and delivering to world class quality.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of technical concepts, software development process and lifecycle.
  • Good understanding JIRA, GSuite, etc.
  • Good experience in gathering requirements, converting to technical requirements and Documentation.
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

Benefits:

In return for bringing your expertise to this top priority role, we can offer some of the best benefits in the Games industry!

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Private medical care
  • Awesome onsite chef serving breakfast, lunch, and lots of treats (naughty and nice)
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the UK
  • Life insurance and a favourable pension scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan including dental and optical coverage
  • Yoga, massages, fitness classes
  • Amazing tech to work with and consoles to play and relax with everywhere you look!
Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference number 2395.
Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.

Mobile Game Designers - Midlands UK - REF 731

Calling Mobile Game Designers! 

Our client is a veteran of development, having launched games totalling over 100 million 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 Mobile Game Designer to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.

At least 2 roles exist, this team is looking for good levels of Unity, with experience on multiple released titles. Bring your vision and creativity to generate new ideas in the hyper space.

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 problems in simple, elegant ways 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 cvs@big-planet.biz Ref.731 today.

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Remote or Onsite Producer Games Denmark – REF 2437

Our client is an exciting games studio looking for a talented Producer to help work on the late pre-production stages of their brand new up and coming videogame.  As part of your role, you will help upgrade the game studio’s processes and workflows to deliver a world class gaming experience. This role is offered remote or onsite from their offices in Denmark.

What you will be doing?

  • Responsible for leading day-to-day operations of the Development teams
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the project is on time and within budget
  • Facilitate communication of the overall project progress, status, issues, and risk management
  • Create, maintain, and track goals, tasks, and schedules
  • Always look for ways on how to maintain and optimize smooth pipeline in production
  • Flag and solve any bottlenecks and waste

Who you are?

  • Experience working as a producer on at least 1 AAA game from pre-production to release
  • 3+ years’ experience as producer in the games industry
  • Deep knowledge of project management tools and methods such as Waterfall or Agile
  • Jira, Hansoft, Trello or other project methodology software
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams
  • Fluent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills

Benefits

This role is offered remotely or onsite (relocation assistance is offered), alongside a competitive salary and a great work life balance.

Application

To apply please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2437.

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


Senior Game Designer 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.
  • Design documentation.
  • Be responsible for ensuring new systems and features are up to the highest quality.
  • Mentor and help junior teammates.

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 Level Designer AAA Game Studio South UK - REF 1901

We are working with a AAA studio based in the SE UK looking for a Level Designer to join their team and work on their pillar titles. Following the success of their previous release, this studio is looking to continue the creation of their engaging multiplayer experiences. 

What will you be doing?

  • Working on levels from concept to finish, making sure they are aesthetically pleasing and memorable.
  • Ensuring the studio's game vision is realised.
  • Reviewing play test feedback.
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team.
  • Maintenance of level design documentation.
  • Monitoring and providing fixes to the bug database.

Who you are

  • 5+ years in the games industry.
  • Previous experience in a Senior position.
  • 1+ released AAA title under your belt, including a multiplayer component in level design.
  • Knowledge of various level design areas e.g. visual language, sign-posting, flow, game balance, architectural composition...
  • Management experience.
  • Experience with shooter games.
  • 3D level editing tools e.g. UnrealEd, Unreal 4, Radiant, Hammer...
  • Prototyping and gameplay mechanics using Unity, Unreal...
  • Source-control applications e.g. Perforce, SVN, AlienBrain...

A bonus...

  • Educated to degree level in Game Design, Computer Science, Marketing OR relevant technical training.
  • PowerPoint presentation skills.
  • Visual scripting software e.g. UnrealScript, Blueprints, Flow Graph...
  • Gameplay even scripting/entity setup.
  • UnrealEd/UDK/Kismet.
  • 3D modelling software e.g. 3DS Max, Maya...
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience with a programming language.
  • Wiki-based design documentation.
  • Experience in a design role on a live game e.g. working on telemetry, metrics...

Benefits

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

Application

If this the job for you please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1901.

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We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.


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.

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.

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

We are a GDPR compliant company.


Producer Games Midlands, England – REF 2411

We are working with an exciting multi-platform games studio looking for a skilled Producer to manage the production of their games to ensure game content is delivered on schedule and within scope. This role can be based as an in-studio position or operating in a remote hybrid model.

What you will be doing?

  • Work and liaise across multi-disciplined development teams to ensure game content is on schedule and facilitate development
  • Define milestone schedules and validate delivered key milestones
  • Ensure games# quality objectives are met
  • Mitigate risks by identifying them early and work on solutions to solve them
  • Be responsible for planning the workload of the development team

Who you are?

  • 3+ years of experience as a producer or similar role, with at least 1 title shipped in the role
  • Strong Leadership skills, having to manage the schedules of multiple departments within the game team
  • Identified and resolved conflicts between capacity schedule and design goals
  • Experience in change and risk management
  • Experience in multi-platform games
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Benefits

A competitive salary alongside a great benefits scheme and an annual bonus. Relocation and Visa support is also offered. As well as regular social events and clubs.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2411.

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


Senior Producer Games Midlands – REF 2412

Our client is an exciting AAA multiplatform games studio looking for a Senior Producer to take up a key position in an upcoming undisclosed project. This role is open to being person based in-studio or operating in a remote hybrid model.

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

Who you are?

  • 5+ years of experience working in a production role or similar, with at least one shipped console title
  • Strong leadership having experience leading teams
  • Experience in project management tools e.g., Jira, Tello and other related tools
  • Experience of sprint and milestone management
  • Positive attitude and strong passion for problem solving
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Superb attention to detail

Benefits

A competitive salary alongside a great benefits scheme and an annual bonus. Relocation and Visa support is also offered. As well as regular social events and clubs.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2412.

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


Remote Senior Producer - Engine - UK – REF 2408

Our client is a well-established videogame studio building polished player-focused, community-powered games. They are now looking for a Senior Producer to help deliver and drive the vision of the core engine, powering all the gameplay experiences and creator tools for the game studio. This role is offered fully remote but also with the ability to relocate if wanted.

What you will be doing?

  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to define and execute strategy for the engine capabilities
  • Work towards improving the Engine teams’ efficiently and effectivity in terms of operations
  • Be responsible for road mapping, release planning and sprint goals as well as maintaining a clear backlog explain your actions
  • Proactively seek out issues and potential roadblocks and work to find and execute solutions

Who you are?

  • 5+ years of experience in game production or relevant field
  • Great knowledge and familiarity with game development technologies, tools and capabilities that are essential to crafting gameplay experiences
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • An eagerness to take on big, ambitious projects
  • A strong passion for games and gaming

Benefits

A stable and secure work environment with a great work life balance, and a budget for your own work environment. There is also the ability to relocate to offices in the UK, and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and professionally

Application

To apply forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2408.

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


Senior UI/UX Designer Games Studio Berlin - Ref 2405

My client is looking to appoint an experienced and passionate Senior UI/UX Designer to join their team, who will be working on their ambitious and ground-breaking project.  

What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate with the UI team, regarding the look and feel of the UI
  • Maintenance of UI/UX docs
  • Deliver designs
  • Develop UI and UX solutions
  • Marry these concepts and communicate them to the player in the most immersive and clear way possible.

Who you are

  • A formal qualification and relevant video games experience
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing your skillset
  • A minimum of 5 years as a UX/UI designer on pc games
  • Figma, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Agile
  • Experience in working on simulation, city building with player driver content

An added bonus if you have the following:  

  • UI animation and player interaction design
  • Unity
  • Web and mobile UI design
  • User research methods and analysis

Benefits

Excellent renumeration and benefits, offering flexible office hours.

Application

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

cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2405

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Remote or Onsite QA Project Manager Warsaw – REF 2399

Our client is a very well-established video games studio looking for a QA Project Manager to help join their amazing team.

What will you be doing?

  • Management of Senior QA staff e.g., QA Leads and QA Technicians
  • Identify improvements and issues whether that be internal or external to the QA Manager
  • Drive continuous improvement by preparing and identifying valuable metrics/KPI’s
  • Communicate and understand staffing and resourcing requirements
  • Assume full operational ownership of assigned clients

Who you are?

  • 3-4+ years of experience in a Project Manager or QA relevant role
  • Knowledge of agile, scrum, project management styles , risk assessment etc
  • Exceptional English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Great knowledge of MS Office
  • Client and stakeholder management skills

Benefits

A great work life balance with flexible hours and competitive salary.

Alongside a great open and friendly work environment and amazing benefits package.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2399.

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


Technical Producer Mobile Games London – REF 2395

Our client is a popular mobile games studio based in London, looking for a Technical Producer to help in terms of supporting the game production, business units and data teams for the studio.

What you will be doing?

  • Help empower the teams to deliver and perform to a high quality, on budget and on time
  • Champion development process improvements through team retrospectives and feedback
  • Manage multiple sub-projects in different areas
  • Maximize efficiency in terms of the teams work and maintain a timeline for team production
  • Mange team development sprints and outputs
  • Design production pipelines for infrastructure teams

Who you are?

  • 3+ years of experience in a Technical Producer role or something similar, with a full production lifecycle experience having 1+ published title under your belt as Technical Producer
  • Great understanding of Jira, GSuite, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Highly experienced in a variety of development methodologies including Agile, scrum and Kanban
  • Experience of risk reporting and project status

Benefits

A highly competitive salary with a great work life balance alongside a great benefits package including private medical care.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2395.

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


Lead Game Producer London – REF 2390

Our client is an exciting mobile games studio looking for a Lead Game Producer to help guide their talented team and to help drive new feature releases for their upcoming games.

What will you be doing?

  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the team reach their goals on time and within budget
  • Work with stakeholders and the team to set backlog priorities
  • Be Responsible for efficient communication between teams, disciplines, and individuals
  • Ensure new features are of high quality and work effectively

Who you are?

  • 7+ years of experience in game production, with full production lifecycle experience having 1+ published title under your belt as senior or lead producer
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or any relevant field
  • Experience in a variety of development methodologies including agile Scrum and Kanban
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Software Experience with Google Docs / Sheets / slides, Atlassian Jira, Confluence
  • Experience of risk reporting including executive-level project reporting

Benefits

A highly competitive salary with a great work life balance, alongside great added benefits such as private medical healthcare.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2390.

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


Lead Game Producer Amsterdam – REF 2389

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

What you will be doing?

  • Working across multidisciplinary teams to deliver a high-end VR experience
  • Ensure the game project is finished within budget, time, and scope
  • Communicating between management, team, and client
  • Be responsible for issue and risk management

Who you are?

  • 10+ years of experience in game production, with full production lifecycle experience having 1+ published title under your belt as senior or lead producer
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or any relevant field
  • Good understanding of video game technologies and game development
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Highly skilled in Excel, Jira, and other project management tools
  • Agile development process experience e.g., scrum
  • VR experience is a bonus

Benefits

A healthy work-life balance, with flexible hours and great benefit schemes.

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.


Lead/Exec Producer – Canada – Quebec or Remote Ref 2368

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


What skills do you need?

· JIRA

· Agile/Scrum

· 8 years+ games industry experience

· Cross platform development experience

· Canadian work permit & residency

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

· Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget

· Emotional intelligence, motivation, and leadership skills

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

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


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


Application:

CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2368.

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


Development Director Games UK – REF 2361

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

What will you do?

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

Who you are?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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