Principal Game Designer

Brand New IP - Leading UK Studio - Award Winning Games

Employment Type
Salary on application

Do you have game design experience, and are you seeking a new job in Oxford? Our client is looking for a full-time Principal Game Designer, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

The Design team you will be working with creates and maintains games from concept to release. They work closely with the other specialist teams to implement fun and immersive gameplay utilizing the game mechanics.  

In your first few weeks in this Principal Game Designer role, you can expect to: 

  • Create high-quality game features, design documents and prototype specifications that can be used throughout the production process 
  • Regularly play the levels in production and proactively give feedback to other members of the team on their work, whilst ensuring any feedback is in line with the creative vision of the game and the overall design set out by the lead 
  • Pre-emptively identify and raise any upcoming issues on behalf the team 
  • Work with multiple teams to drive the vision for new production concepts and methods. 

To apply, you will need experience in a similar role. Specifically, you will need the following: 

  • Expert knowledge of creating game designs, documents, and prototype specifications 
  • Expert understanding of the video game development process, including working in a timely manner, and prototyping/iterating appropriately within that restriction 
  • Brilliant knowledge of production pipelines 
  • Willingness and ability to deliver high-quality results using tools and processes required to get the job done 

You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package in return for your knowledge, expertise and flexibility. 

To apply for this Principal Game Designer job in Oxford, please contact Kai from Skillsearch today at 

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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.

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