Senior-Lead Game Designer

AAA Studio - World-Famous Games Franchise - Influential Position

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Senior/Lead Unreal Game Designer in Manchester

Are you a Senior Game Designer looking for an opportunity in Manchester to take the lead on the design of a new game? Would you like the chance to work for a world-famous game studio?

The creators of a world-renowned gaming franchise are looking for a Senior/Lead Game Designer to join their Manchester-based studio. The role will involve making decisions that will influence the execution of the game, so will suit a creative individual with a flair for problem-solving.

Benefits of working at this studio include a generous holiday allowance, flexible working options and a bonus scheme, as well as many other in-house benefits to be enjoyed on a day-to-day basis.

Senior/Lead Game Designer Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside creative director in new combat-based game to create moment-to-moment gameplay system
  • Managing junior members of staff
  • Solve problems and find solutions that focus on player experience
  • Reviewing and feeding back on gameplay systems

Key skills for this role in Manchester:

  • AAA experience
  • Experience in first- or third-person shooter design on a console platform – ideally in Unreal 4
  • 4+ years’ experience in game design for action/adventure games
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Strong multi-tasker, attention to detail and able to work to deadlines under pressure
  • Experience in designing and implementing character movement, player camera and multiplayer modes

Joining the team at this high-profile studio is a great opportunity for a games designer to take on a new and exciting challenge. As the games designer this project will allow you to set the direction for the duration of the project, is perfect for someone looking to take on responsibility and be accountable for the route the game will take.

Working as an integral part of the team, you’ll be able to enjoy the studio’s focus on creating work/life balance for their employees, as well being offered on-site exercise classes, product discounts, social events and much more.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you to take on a new challenge, then contact to discuss the role and apply, or apply now online by submitting your CV.

Tags: AAA, AAA Designer, Combat Designer, Gameplay Designer, Game Designer, Console, Shooter, FPS, First Person Shooter, Lead Designer, Lead Game Designer, Senior Designer, Senior Game Designer

A little bit about the city: Manchester

Labelled as a lively, up-and-coming city, Manchester was named as a ‘Top 10 Most Exciting City in the World’ in 2018. The city is one of the most linguistically diverse in western Europe and this is demonstrated in its varied and thriving music, art and fashion scenes. There are many cultural and historic areas of Manchester which are great to explore, from art galleries to old warehouses which have been transformed into coffee shops.

Excellent transport links are available in Manchester, including trains to and from London leaving every 20 minutes. Additionally, Manchester is home to an extensive tram system which makes getting around the compact city a breeze. For those thinking of relocating with little ones, Manchester is a great option due to its abundance of grammar schools and an excellent choice of primary schools.

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

Reference: AIJH-306099

Company Benefits

bB Training provided
cC Free drinks, fruit or food
eE Flexible working
gG Bonus/reward scheme
mM Health & wellbeing
nN Relaxed working environment

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Reference: AIJH-306099

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Senior Production & Design Consultant Jack Reid

Jack looks after three areas, Games Design, Games Production and Game Analytics yet with the help of his near photographic memory he will always remember you and everything you’ve ever discussed. He’s no stranger to production himself, spending a few years producing incredible tapas as Head Chef of a Spanish Tapas restaurant. Jack also owns a pug called Pumba who was the ring bearer at his wedding and even got his own custom suit to match the groomsmen.

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