Senior Game Designer

AAA Shooter - Global IP - Established VR Studio

Job Type
Salary on application
5 days ago

Skillsearch is helping a large VR developer recruit a Senior Game Designer to ensure they meet their goal of bringing VR to the next level. This full-time role is based in Amsterdam and comes with a generous salary and benefits package. The job is offered on a hybrid working basis with two office days per week. 

As a Senior Game Designer, you will generate novel game design ideas and solutions that support the project’s vision and respect its constraints, working autonomously across discipline and seniority levels.  

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

  • Create documentation that drives the development of a concept, through prototyping, to deliver high-quality game mechanics, systems, or content 
  • Transparently and proactively plan and manage your workload and dependencies in the short and medium term 
  • Implement robust and scalable mechanics and systems in the Unreal engine using Blueprints and proprietary tools to the desired quality level for the phase of development 
  • Collect and analyse data to create options that can be methodical

To apply for this Senior Game Designer VR role, you will need to have worked through the full development cycle in a multidisciplinary team, where you have taken a role directing the collective effort in terms of design and acting as a champion for a major feature of the project and ensuring it meets the project vision. You will also require the following: 

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills 
  • Proficiency with Perforce, Jira, Confluence, Slack, Discord, MS Office, or equivalent tools 
  • The ability to analyse and draw conclusions from play test data when balancing or refining the game to deliver the desired player experience. 

In return for your skills, you will receive a favourable salary and benefits including career coaching and a personal development budget, free train commuting to and from the office, group activities and an annual VR game jam, Thursday afternoon drinks, and the latest VR hardware and titles to borrow and take home. For working from home, the company provides all the relevant hardware, a budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs. 

To apply for this full-time Senior Game Designer job in Amsterdam, please contact Kai from Skillsearch at today. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions. 

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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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Kai Said

Game Design and Production Consultant

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