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Game Designer Hot Job

7231/8620/211367

Outplay Entertainment

Competitive

Flexi Hybrid - incl. Remote Options (UK/EU)

United Kingdom

Design

ASAP

16/09/2022

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

Yes

As a Designer at Outplay, you are an efficient contributing member to the design effort; delivering world class content in a predictable and timely manner and making solid individual contributions to the project that you are working on.

You work with your Lead to establish well considered, accurate timescales for delivery and can anticipate where issues may arise ahead of commitment. You can expect to be tasked with feature and mechanic design ranging from new game pieces and modes, LTEs and seasonal content, and beyond, while also serving as point of contact for the rest of the development team on the designs you create.

You are expected to be an expert in content creation, to the extent that you can train others as needed. More experienced designers in this position should be able to go about daily duties and responsibilities with minimal oversight, represent the design team to other disciplines on the dev team, and fill in for Seniors/Leads as needed.

You are expected to be able to deliver small to medium sized features, taking them through the entire development lifecycle with little supervision. You should have strong familiarity with the tools and processes used within your team and be able to use them to deliver quality work in line with estimates.

Taking responsibility for maintaining the quality of the work produced across your team. You will work with your team to establish well considered, accurate timescales for delivery and anticipate where issues may arise ahead of commitment.

 

Responsibilities and Strengths

  • Authoritatively handle one or more aspects of content creation.
  • Help with review and guiding Junior Designers, including onboarding, as required.
  • New mechanic and feature design. Point of contact for your team regarding designs.
  • Deliver features, improvements and fixes according in line with team standards and practices.
  • Take individual responsibility for small to medium sized pieces of work through the complete delivery lifecycle.
  • Take individual responsibility for estimating the effort remaining on your work items.
  • Produce work/documentation that is clear, concise and easily understandable by others.
  • Contribute to company and team best-practises.
  • You have a strong working knowledge of a number of Design pipelines relevant to your project.
  • You help guide and direct Junior Level Designers, as required, and can advise how to achieve best results.
  • 'Ability to work without significant direction and proactively reports on progress.
  • Eagerness and aptitude to develop new skills. Collaboration with others to work through difficulties in a pragmatic and timely fashion.
  • Able to share skills and knowledge to other individuals or teams and provide advice, as required and to explain complex concepts in simple terms that others can understand.
  • Confident in abilities and clear on the goals of assigned project(s).
  • Ability to tackle design challenges with a player-focused perspective.
  • Confident in your ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Passionate about maintaining and improving high standards within your project.
  • Clear and accurate communication of progress to other members of the team.

 

About Us

Founded in 2010 and based in Dundee, Outplay Entertainment is the largest independent mobile developer in the UK.

To date, the studio’s games have received over 160 million downloads, have been featured multiple times as Apple’s Editors’ Choice, won TIGA awards and received a BAFTA nomination.  

With a passionate focus on making the best games, our talented and dynamic team has developed several critically acclaimed and award-winning games. Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast and Mystery Match Village are the latest titles in the portfolio, continuing to deliver the high-quality visuals, production values and casual yet engaging gameplay that Outplay is known for. 

With an exciting pipeline of future titles in development and continued growth on our existing games, Outplay is just getting started. 

We also offer the following benefits:

  • 33 Days of Holiday
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical, Dental and Travel Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • EMI Share Option Scheme
  • Comprehensive Wellbeing Package

At Outplay, our mission is to create limitless fun for everyone who plays our games, and we value every individual that helps make that goal a reality. We are committed to remaining an equal opportunities employer and providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for everyone who works here irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, body size, and sexual orientation. All our employees are treated with dignity and respect because being part of Outplay is more than just work – it’s a family.



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