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Senior Designer Posted Dec 06, 2016
Interactive Selection , United Kingdom (Middlesex)

Our client are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Designer who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms.

Reporting to the Lead Designer, the Senior Designer will head up a small, mixed discipline feature team as part of an agile production process.  You will work closely with your feature team and the Game Director to keep pushing forward an established design for the meta game which ties together the wider game. You will lead by example, have a very keen eye for quality and proven track record designing compelling meta game mechanics.

Key Responsibilities:

Report to the Lead Designer.
Take on an established feature design and keep pushing it forward all the way to project completion.
Collaborate with your feature team and the Game Director to define updates and improvements in the feature.
Gather required information, generate innovative and compelling design plans for the metagame mechanics.
Inspire and motivate your feature team, plan the monthly deliverables, populate the back log, manage tasks and priorities of the team supported by a Producer.
Host daily stand ups with your feature team.
Host larger meetings to generate ideas, review and push your feature forward, communicate how your feature might affect other teams and find solutions to problems.
Communicate the ongoing vision of your feature to the entire team with monthly emailed updates and release notes.
Regularly review your team’s output to generate tasks and maintain a very high quality bar for monthly deliverables.
Willing to work hard as part of a very professional development team, keen share your experience but also a genuine desire to listen, learn and grow.
Be comfortable with uncertainty, embrace and promote a cycle of rapid iteration and prototype, encouraging others to not be precious about their ideas or work whilst still maintaining a very high quality.
Comfortable taking on frequent and sometimes challenging feedback from all quarters of the team, responding with positivity, action and clarity.
Deliver articulate clear and constructive feedback when required.
Communicative, sociable and friendly, able to work well with anyone.
Experience & Qualifications:
We are keen to attract the very best and have no ceiling in the seniority of the applicant but require a minimum of 4 successful years’ professional experience developing console or mobile games in a Design capacity.
Ideally you have shipped multiple AA+ titles but a minimum of 1 shipped, high quality mobile or console game is required.
Your experience should demonstrate your design influence over meta game mechanics design from concept to release on a quality shipped game.
Classic level design or comparable experience on published titles isn’t critical but will be considered a bonus.
UE4 experience will be beneficial but any comparable advanced tools/editor/scripting skills will be considered.
Excellent documentation and communication skills.
A passion for all kinds of games, knowledge and interest in meta game systems, strategy and mobile games will be desirable.
Experience managing a small team will be beneficial but will also consider applicants ready to take on this responsibility

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