OPM’s client, a popular developer of console, PC and mobile games, is currently looking for a Technical Designer to join their team in Oxford, UK. The studio is open to both permanent or fixed-term employment for this opportunity.
As the Technical Designer, you’ll have a critical eye for technical details, familiarity with scripting/programming and a passion for problem solving. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will help shape the architecture for new game systems as well as create and implement the more complex technical design elements into the game.
Create robust gameplay components and tools for the content team
Maintain usability and quality of gameplay components in levels
Lead the way in advocating best practices to the content team
Work closely with other disciplines to implement game mechanics
Take feedback from the design team to improve workflows and support features
Extensive professional experience in a Technical Design, Gameplay Engineering, or similar position, having shipped at least one console or PC game
Excellent understanding of the design principles behind games including systems and level design
Good understanding of software engineering principles
Excellent at rapidly prototyping ideas and capable of quickly turning a design specification from paper into a usable game system
Able to collaborate with other designers, programmers/engineers and other staff at all levels
Expertise and passion in one or more of the following areas: AI, Animation, General Gameplay, Tools
The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.