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Principal World Designer - North, UK - Salary Negotiable - AAA Console Games

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OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Design
Salary DOE
Location UK - Yorkshire, North East & Lincolnshire

OPM Response is excited to be working with one of the UK's most creative and stable independent game developers with a talented team of over 260 staff currently based in North UK. Since their inception in the early 2000s they have produced a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for major games publishers. They are currently working on a couple of highly anticipated AAA projects as well as several other exciting unannounced projects.



They are looking for a talented Principal Open World Designer to join an experienced and passionate team in delivering an exciting AAA title. Focussing solely on crafting dynamic, believable and exciting play spaces, this is an opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on an already established, multi-million selling franchise.

Collaborate with cross discipline teams to create exciting, engaging spaces;
Understand the role of tone, ambience, narrative and gameplay mechanics in creating immersive open world experiences for discerning players;
Realise the high level vision of the world through all stages of the development, from 2D to final shipped product;
Plan, execute and refine varied world spaces to support gameplay, mission and artistic content;
Use player feedback and design direction to hone the gameplay experience;
Share past experience to mentor and develop less experienced members of the design team;



Essential skills and experience:

Proven experience of delivering exceptionally well designed levels and game areas;
Shipped at least 1 AAA console title as a world designer;
Experience in world building in one or more current generation engines/modelling tools (UE4, Unity, CryEngine, 3DS Max, Maya etc.);
Show an ability to weave narrative themes with gameplay mechanics to build interesting world spaces;
Being the point of contact facilitating communication between code, art and design at a senior level;
Be able to propose creative solutions to complex design problems and importantly “bring the team with you”;
Experience of managing a small team of designers to achieve goals set by the Creative Lead;
Be comfortable regularly interfacing with publishers and external parties;


Desirable skills and experience:

Shipped at least one AAA title using UE3/4;
Experience developing open-world missions and ambient activities;
Experience in 3D modelling (3DS Max, Maya);
Experience in designing worlds for a story-driven FPS;



Our client offers a great benefits package including a generous holiday allowance, flexitime and an excellent employee benefits. Further incentives include days out, an epic Christmas party, birthday money, an on site free gym and free fruit for everyone!

Their new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development.

The environment is friendly, sociable, relaxed and collaborative. Every team member has the opportunity to have a realisable input into the games they create. Team members can also partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs and charity fundraising events.



To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to officemanager@opmjobs.com

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