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Technical Designer

Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Design
Salary Negotiable
Location Other

Technical Designer – Oxford, UK

This is your chance to join a leading independent computer games developer-publisher responsible for some iconic first-person shooter games and bestselling comics & fiction. They've seen a lot of success with their most recent AAA title, and are now looking to grow their team.


The studio prides themselves on their friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere. They value the importance of work-life balance, and thus refuse to implement any form of crunch. You'll benefit from flexible hours, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership and, of course, plenty of free games and software!


As a Technical Designer, you'll be experienced in both system and level design, and known for being detail-oriented with advanced technical skills when compared to other designers. 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.


You should be excellent at rapidly prototyping ideas and capable of quickly turning a design specification from paper into a usable game system that is easy for content creators to use.  


The studio are open to both permanent or fixed-term employment but not freelance.


Here's what you'll be getting up to

  • 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.

Do you have the skills I'm looking for?

I'm looking for a minimum of 4 years' professional experience in a Technical Design, Gameplay Engineering, or similar position, with experience in all phases of development from inception to ship, having shipped at least one console or PC game title.

  • Great working knowledge of LUA, Python, Javascript and/or other scripting tools/languages;
  • Excellent understanding of the design principles behind games;
  • Expertise and passion in one or more of the following areas: AI, Animation, General Gameplay, Tools.

Interested? Hit apply now! Alternatively, let's have a chat. You can contact me at +44(0)1709 834777 or simon@aswift.com