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Lead Game Designer – AAA Games – London – Permanent

OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Design
Salary DOE
Location UK - London

OPM’s client, a well-known game development studio, is currently building a team in London to lead development on a new and highly ambitious MMORPG. They’re are looking to grow a relatively small, tight-knit team, capable of delivering big ideas through experience, smart process, and world-class tools.

They’re looking for a Lead Game Designer to join the growing team, responsible for leading a small team of experienced designers in the development and execution of their game design. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable track-record of leading design teams on multiple high-profile titles, and ideally experience of RPG gameplay and systems design development.


Management and prioritization of Senior Designers daily workload
Genesis of design concepts to match the game’s vision
Responsibility for all design documentation being suitable for intended audiences
Guiding the intra-team design communication channels
Validation of all design scoping estimates
Ownership of the accuracy of both economy and balance modelling
Responsible for working closely with the development team
Responsible for the successful implementation of all features
Line-management, guidance and mentoring of the wider design team
Collaboration with the Art Director to ensure best-in-class user experience


Shipped a minimum of 1 game title as a Lead Designer or Design Director on a high-profile MMO, RPG or other systems heavy game
Demonstrable track-record of managing and mentoring a game design team
Solid understanding of game design process and methodology
An excellent grasp of numbers, especially with respect to game modelling techniques
Fantastic games knowledge (both classic and contemporary), especially in MMORPGs
A demonstrable analytical and iterative approach to solving design problems
Ability to balance the impacts of deadlines and resources with creative and quality requirements
Ability to communicate effectively with executive level staff
Comfortable getting hands-on where necessary in design documentation tasks
Experience with the UE4 engine and blueprints is a real plus

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

To apply or for further information about the role please mail a copy of your CV to officemanager@opmjobs.com