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Design & Production Vacancies

Senior Level Designer, Cornwall, United Kingdom -REF 2301

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

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

What you’ll be doing:

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

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

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

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

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

-  Test and correct designs made using game engine/software

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

-  Create new tools using the game engines code language

-  Programming and Scripting in the game engines code language

-  Be able to Identify and manage risks within the schedule

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

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

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

-  Passion for games and interest in creating intriguing gameplay

-  Minimum one shipped action game in a level design position

-  Must have experience using level editing tools

-  Must have advanced understanding of developer tools & software

-  Enthusiastic for ongoing self-development and learning

-  Able to work under pressure to meet deadline

-  Analytical approach to problem solving tasks

-  Excellent organisational and communication skills

-  Calm and logical during challenges

-  Experience supervising level design team

-  Experience in using node-based visual script logic

-  Experience using level editing tools

Benefits:

-  Great work-life balance and supportive team

-  Team offering flexibility around core hours

-  Beautiful seaside location

-  Strong company culture

-  Perks, freebies, and discounts on its platforms

-  Subscriptions to Perk Box etc.

Application

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

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


Senior Systems Designer, Berlin - Ref 2300

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

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

What will you be doing?

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

Who are we looking for?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Senior Level Designer Games France – Ref 2183

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

What will you be doing?

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

Who you are?

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

Benefits:

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

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

How to apply?

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

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

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

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

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

Who we’re looking for:

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

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

Applications:

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

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

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

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

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

Who we’re looking for:

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

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

Applications:

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

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

Remote Senior Level Designer PC Games, Europe - Ref 2294

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

This role is offered onsite or fully remote!

What you’ll be doing:

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

Who you are:

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

Benefits:

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who you are?

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

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

Applications:

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

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

Senior Game Designer Mobile F2P, Spain - Ref 2284

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

What you’ll be doing:

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

Who you are?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who you are?

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

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

Applications:

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

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

Senior Producer Gaming, Baltic Region - Ref 2276

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

What you will be doing?

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

Who we’re looking for?

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

Benefits

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

Applications:

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

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

Game Economy Designer F2P Mobile Games, Spain - Ref 2274

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

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

What this role entails: 

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

Who are we looking for:

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

Applications:

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

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

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

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

What you’ll be doing:

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

Skills & experience sought:

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

Benefits:

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

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

Applications:

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

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

Lead QA AAA Game Studio NW UK - REF 2255

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

What will you be doing?

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

Skills & experience required:

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

Benefits

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

How to apply

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

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


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

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

What you’ll be doing?

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

Who are we looking for?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Product Manager AAA, Midlands - Ref 2235

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

What you’ll be doing:

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

What our client is looking for in their ideal candidate:

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Game Designer F2P Mobile Games, Turkey - Ref 2231

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

What will you be doing?

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

Who are we looking for?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Data Scientist Games SE England - Ref 2227

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

What you’ll be doing?

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

Who you are?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Senior Producer F2P Mobile Games, SE England - Ref 2226

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

What will you be doing?

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

Who you are?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

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

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

What we’re looking for:

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

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

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

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

Environment Producer Major AAA Studio, Midlands UK - Ref 2217

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

Who you are?

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

What you’ll be doing?

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

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

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

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

Level Designer Games, Germany - Ref 2203

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

Who you are?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

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

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

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

What you’ll be doing:

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

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Producer AAA Studio, UK Midlands - Ref 2182

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

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

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

What this team is ideally looking for?

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Producer AAA Studio, UK Midlands - Ref 2181

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

What you’ll be doing :

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

What our client is looking for in their ideal candidate:

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Producer AAA Racing Games, UK Midlands - Ref 1623

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

What you will have:

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

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

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

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

Within this role you will:


  • Design and implement new graphical features and effects 

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

  • Debug complex rendering problems

  • Profile and optimise game engine rendering performance

  • Improve and extend existing rendering features as needed

  • Provide support to the art content and technical art teams


  • We need you to have:


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

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

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

    • Extremely strong C++ and shader programming skills

    • Strong communication skills

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

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

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

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

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


    • You would have an advantage if also you have:


      • Experience with a range of middleware

      • Knowledge of 2D/3D art packages


      • Benefits:


        • Group Life Assurance Policy

        • Cycle to Work Scheme

        • FlexiTime

        • Childcare Vouchers


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

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

          We are a GDPR compliant company.

UA Manager F2P Games Europe, Remote opportunity - Ref 2168

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

What will you be doing?

· Managing UA campaigns for games or apps

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

· Working with the team to help achieve target marketability metrics

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

Why work for us?

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPRcompliant.

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the teams, take ownership of all aspects of user flow, prioritisation, and organisation of all user-side information of the game

  • Researching and proposing UI art styles and preparing feature mock-ups
  • Play an active role in keeping up-to-date on trends and proposing continual improvements to existing flows
  • Ensure asset integration, management and optimization for all UI elements, collaborating across departments

Requirements:
        • Experienced UI/UX Designer within the games industry, with an impressive portfolio showcasing your skillset
        • Deep games knowledge from a background in mobile/casual/slot gaming market 
        • A keen eye for aesthetics and art, with a focus on colour and composition in particular
        • Ability to distill abstract design goals into tangible user experiences and effective user flows, with proficiency in asset technical implementation and UI construction 
        • Effective communication skills, whether it be visual, verbal or written -across all levels, able to thrive in a dynamic team in a fast-paced, iterative environment

To be considered, please forward your updated CV and latest URL portfolio to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2165.

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

Senior Designers Mobile F2P Europe, Remote - Ref 2169

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

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

Why work for us?

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

Game Designer Mobile Studio, Midlands UK - Ref 731

Our client is a veteran of development, having launched over 100 million game downloads, with several occupying #1 spots on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. With new plans for expansion on their mind, they now seek a forward-thinking Game Designer to join their Midlands UK studio's talent.

Responsibilities:

· Take ownership of the prototyping working with the Creative Director to define the overall vision and specific feature requirements

· Compile clear and concise design documents that drive gameplay pacing, first user experience, and the difficulty ramp of mobile games

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

· Become the point of call on all aspects of implementation with social and mobile mechanics

Requirements:

· Game Design experience within the games industry, ideally with at least one Mobile or Free2Play studio

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

· Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that tackle a problem in a simple, elegant way and put the player first

· Effective communicator, conveying ideas in verbal, written, and visual form, experienced in presenting concepts and ideas

To be considered, please submit a copy of your latest CV in.doc or .docx, complete with portfolio links to adrienne@big-planet.biz.Ref.731 today.

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

Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.

CRM Manager Games F2P Studio, Germany - Ref 2161

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

What you will be doing?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ensure optimal performance of our CRM tool

  • Who we are looking for?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Associate Producer Gaming Major AAA Studio, Midlands - Ref 2154

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

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

Skills sought:

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

· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

Producer Mobile f2p Games, England - Ref 770

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

Great working environment, established & creative team!

What you'll be doing:

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

* Budget responsibility

* Delivering milestones on time

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

* Appraisal and reporting duties

Skills sought

* Proven project management experience

* Excellent written and verbal communications

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

* CertifiedPM methods e.g. Scrum

* Working with multidisciplinary teams including artists and programmers

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment!

To apply:

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

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

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 a 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 the 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!

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to ad cvs@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 that 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


      • Applications:

        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 South East England that 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.

      Applications:

      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 is 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 that 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.
Applications:
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.

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, an excellent bonus scheme and some of the best salaries in the industry. 

    Applications:

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

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

Product Director AAA Game Studio South, UK - Ref 1939

We are working with a fantastic AAA game studio based in the South of England that are seeking an exceptional Product Director to join their diverse and collaborative team. You will be given the opportunity to become an integral part of the studio's production team, taking ownership of the product vision and helping to create unique AAA multiplayer experiences. Your deep understanding of the market, players, game design, and engagement/monetization mechanics is vital to this role. We are looking for veteran status with multiple AAA titles shipped. Someone with the ability to spearhead and i.e. present a Game at Gamescom and sell a vision.

What will you be doing?

  • Seeing the project through concept to completion
  • Managing and developing the content roadmap
  • Overseeing the strategy and business model
  • Implementing engaging features and content
  • Constantly addressing key metric needs and targets
  • Measuring product performance using critical metrics
Who you are?

  • 4+ years experience in a production role in the games industry
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Agile development
  • Able to gather and communicate performance data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Benefits:

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Minimal crunch
  • Great work-life balance
  • Near London location
If this is the job for you please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1939.

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

Principle Quest Designer Role AAA Games Studio, UK - Ref 2088

Weare working with a leading AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Principle Quest Designer to join their team and work on their exciting new RPG project. 

What will you be doing?

· Building quest and open-world gameplay using scripting and proprietary tools

· Creating high-quality design documentation

· Planning necessary assets e.g.locations, characters, dialogue...and integrating them into the game

· Working in a multi-disciplinary team

· Mentoring junior staff members

Who you are?

· 5+ years' experience and 1+released title in the AAA games industry as a senior quest or gameplay designer

· Scripting e.g. C#, JavaScript...

· Appreciation of open-world gameplay design concepts

· Interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits:

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

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2088.

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

Senior Mobile Game Designer Game Studio, Spain - Ref 2074

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

What will you do?

· Liaising with programmers regarding project specifications

· Features, mock-ups, UX, gameplay, economy, balancing and systems design…

· Coordinating with the live-ops team.

· Research and enact new tech and industry norms


What skills do you have?

· 4+ years proven track record designing mobile F2P games

· At least one full release cycle on a mobileF2P game as a Senior Game Designer in your portfolio

· Experience running and mentoring other designers

· Excellent written and verbal English

· Experience with analysing KPIs and using metrics to improve the game balancing

· Deep understanding of free-to-play game mechanics, monetization systems, and game economics

· Self-organized and self-motivated way of working

· Profound mathematical and analytical understanding

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

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

Development Director AAA Game Studio, South England - Ref 2066

We are working with a fantastic AAA game studio based in the South of England that is seeking an exceptional Development Director to join their diverse and collaborative team. You will be given the opportunity to become an integral part of the studio's production team, taking ownership of the product vision and helping to create unique AAA multiplayer experiences. Your deep understanding of the market, players, game design, and engagement/monetization mechanics is vital to this role. We are looking for veteran status with multiple AAA titles shipped. Someone with the ability to spearhead and i.e. present a Game at Gamescom and sell a vision.

What will you be doing?

  • Seeing the project through concept to completion
  • Managing and developing the content roadmap
  • Overseeing the strategy and business model
  • Implementing engaging features and content
  • Constantly addressing key metric needs and targets
  • Measuring product performance using critical metrics
  • You will be responsible for scheduling, plans, budgets.

Who you are?

  • 4+ years experience in a production role in the games industry
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Agile development
  • Able to gather and communicate performance data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits:

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

Applications:

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

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

Producer Indie Game Studio, France - Ref 1639

We are working with an indie game studio based in France that is looking for a Producer to join their team and work on their new simulation title. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a unique project and develop your skills as a Producer.

What will you be doing?

  • Scheduling deadlines and milestones
  • Dividing tasks and priorities
  • Implementation of content at each deadline
Who you are?

  • 5+ years in a similar role
  • Leadership skills
  • Excel
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • French-speaking is a bonus

Benefits:
This studio values its staff and believes in a great work-life balance, good relocation package, competitive salaries, health insurance, meal vouchers.

Applications:

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1639.

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

Junior to Senior Producers Console & PC Studio, Germany - Ref 2022

We are working with an independent PC and console game studio based in Southern Germany. They are using the Unreal engine for their high-quality MMO games across various genres. They are actively seeking to hire an Associate Producer for their studio to help manage one or more of their titles.

Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of relevant areas of the project

  • Tracking schedules

  • Assist with the successful prioritization of tasks to meet goals

  • Actively participate in all development

  • Strong focus on production and management

  • Assisting with the coordination of internal and external teams

 What skills do you need to have?

  • 1+ year game experience in a similar role as an associate producer or project manager

  • Proactive project management skills, incl. task allocation, deadlines, scheduling, people mgmt, milestones, project tracking, problem-solving, documentation, communicating workflows, risk assessment, deliverables, prioritisation...

  • Agile/ Waterfall, Confluence, Kanban, or other similar project methodologies

  • MS Office advanced knowledge

  • Experience with documentation/ communication workflows

  • Extremely strong problem solving and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • The ability to work independently and a high degree of individual initiative and commitment
Benefits:

Great work-life balance, a competitive salary, great holiday allowance, excellent relocation package.  

Applications:

Please email me your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2022.

Economy Designer F2P Multiplayer, Studio Germany - Ref 2012

We are working with a leading cross-platform developer and publisher of F2P multiplayer games. We seek a proven Game Economy Designer to join our dynamic and successful team. 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, free2play 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.

Applications:

Please email me your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference2012.

F2P Producer Mobile Games AAA Studio, Germany - Ref 2007

F2P Producer Mobile Games - AAA Studio Germany

Our client is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and web-based games. We seek a proven Producer to join our dynamic and successful team. As Game Producer, you will help produce and grow our portfolio of mobile and social games. Actively shape and drive the vision for the business around our portfolio alongside our head of Product.

Your tasks:

· Drive and implement the company vision around multiple game productions

· Build and track the product roadmap including milestone plan, strategic objectives, and priorities

· Report and represent the production status, progress, risk, and mitigations to key partners

· Leverage your own skills and the teams to innovate, craft concepts, wireframes, and user flows to visualize ideas and build and drive product decisions

· Deliver game products that are ready to be live produced and operated

· Communicate product vision and priorities in a compelling and clear way to the teams, product managers...

· Use game and business-critical metrics to make data-informed product decisions

· Review and revise decisions and priorities to boost the success of products in close collaboration with the Head of Product


Who are you?

· 3+ years of professional experience in games production with F2P experience

· Broad track record of producing and shipping game titles, preferably in a social/mobile environment

· Experience in running production P&L and operating budgets for game productions and/or a studio

· High real passion for phenomenal, user-centred product design and quality

· Experienced with Agile/Scrum and the role of a Product Owner in rapid iteration and experimentation(build, measure, learn cycles)

· Sharp creative and business sense with extraordinary communicative and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work effectively under deadlines and in complex, dynamic production and business environments

· Ability to help design and implement efficient production pipelines for use during and after release

· Fluent English, knowledge of German is an advantage


Applications:

Please email me your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2007.

Lead Game Designer AAA Games Studio, North West UK - Ref 2034

We are working with a well-known game studio currently looking for a lead designer for our well-established racing franchise. We are a tight-knit team, capable of delivering world-class AAA games. You should have a solid track record of leading design teams on multiple concurrent high-profile titles.

What will you do?

  • Management and prioritisation of Senior Designers daily workload

  • The amalgamation of design concepts to match the game’s vision

  • All design documentation is suitable for intended audiences

  • Guiding the multidisciplinary team’s communication channels

  • Design scoping estimates

  • Ownership of the accuracy of both economy and balance modeling

  • Working closely with the development team

  • Successful implementation of all features

  • Line management, guidance, and mentoring of the wider design team

  • Collaboration with the Art Director to ensure the best-in-class user experience

  • Mentoring and training

Who you are?

  • 7+ years in Game Design
  • Multiple released titles
  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working with racing/cars, professional or otherwise, a bonus
Benefits:

This company offers a competitive salary, a state-of-the-art office, generous holiday allowance, a great bonus scheme, a collaborative working environment, and great social events.

Applications:

Please email your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2034

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

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