Design Manager

AAA VR Studio - Industry Veterans - New and Innovative Titles

Job Type
Salary on application
14 days ago

Do you have game design experience, and are you seeking a new job in Farnborough? Skillsearch is helping a gaming company find a full-time Design Manager, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

This is a leadership role that will require a highly organised, pragmatic, and big-picture thinker who is able to take a holistic view of the Design Department and how it contributes creatively, operationally, and functionally to the overall business of developing World Class VR Games.  

To give you an idea of how this flexible role would look and feel, here are some of the things you could expect to do: 

  • Work with the general manager and alongside other discipline directors to lead the studio’s Design Department 
  • Evaluate and reconcile the skills and capability of the department with the needs of the studio's live and future projects 
  • Track, manage and report progress, risks and issues to stakeholders 
  • Take overall responsibility for the delivery of the design team’s contribution to the creation and development of world-leading VR game development. 

To apply for this Design Manager role, you will need five shipped titles in your portfolio, at least one of which was managed in a senior role. You will also require the following: 

  • Knowledge of games, their mechanics and the needs of an active gamer 
  • Expert understanding of design processes and the role that the design function plays within development 
  • A highly organised approach, with data analysis and great planning skills, especially with respect to modelling and planning design scope. 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, you will receive a favourable salary and the chance to join a supportive and welcoming team. 

If this full-time Design Manager job in Farnborough motivates and inspires you, please contact Andy from Skillsearch at today. 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

Reference: 13896

Apply for Design Manager

Reference: 13896

Please correct the form errors before submitting your enquiry!

Andy Demetriou

Principal Game Design & Production Consultant

Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

North America: +1 (437) 887 2477

View all Andy Demetriou's jobs