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Design & Production Vacancies

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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


Development Director Games England – REF 1477

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

What will you do?

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

Who you are?

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or similar 

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

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


Senior Mobile Game Designers Game Studio Spain - REF 2074

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you have?

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

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

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


Senior Sound Designer AAA UK - REF 1409

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

What does the role entail?

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

•Wwise and Pro Tools

Benefits

Bonus, competitive pay, medical and dental…

Application

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

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Outsource Manager Games UK - REF 2333

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

What does the job entail?

• Responsible for maintaining the outsource pipeline

• Vendor management and IP client relations

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

• Manage and communicate the flow of assets to vendors

• Marking up images to accompany text feedback

• Crafting presentations, and status reports

• Creating specs and Work Orders for Outsource

• Identify inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement within the creative process

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

• Full development lifecycle experience in production

• Excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


Game Designer Games England - REF 2331

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

What will you do?

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

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

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

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

• Working in the Engine to prototype / improve various features.

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

• Passion for triple-A PC / console games.

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

• Fast prototyping skills and openness to numerous iterations.

• Excellent organisational skills and methodology.

• Ability to work with deadlines.

• Good communication skills and able to work in a team.

• English, both spoken and written.

Benefits

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

• The team is international and multicultural

• Bonus

• Good work life balance

Application

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

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


Senior Monetization Designer – Germany – REF 2300

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

What you will be doing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who you are?

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

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

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

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


Lead Designer – VR – Amsterdam – REF 1374

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


What you will be doing?

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

Who you are?

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

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


Senior 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 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.


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.

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.

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