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Jagex Games Studio is looking for two talented Content Developers to join our awesome team, working on RuneScape, our flagship product. The successful candidate will work closely with our world class team and will be responsible for designing, writing and coding fantastic game content, to build the future of our virtual world.
The successful candidate will given full training in RuneScript and our in-house tools, but it is important that to be able to hit the ground running.
In return you’ll receive a competitive salary, options for a sponsored gym membership, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair, free parking and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day.
We also have a full bean style coffee machine that provides hot drinks available throughout the day.
Expect to be invited to team events once a quarter as well as company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.
The successful applicants will be able to enjoy our newly refurbished office which includes contemporary break out areas, gaming zones, high tech meeting rooms, a huge Atrium with tiered seating and our very own private bar!
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
•Design new game content - RuneScape has a huge variety of content. You will be designing quests, mini-games, skills or game-play improvements. You should be confident writing stories and narrative, designing interesting gameplay mechanics and be proficient with technical design.
•Produce high quality code - We use an internally developed scripting language, RuneScript. Your script needs to be safe, efficient and maintainable.
•Driving a project forward - You’re active in finding solutions and positive when facing challenges. You are able to work to deadline in an Agile software development methodology, and also be happy to lend a helping hand wherever it’s needed.
•Good programming or game scripting skills - You will have experience writing quality code in at least one programming or scripting language and be familiar with practices such as code reviews, maintenance and adhering to coding standards.
•Good creative writing skills and imaginative storyline ideas - You should be able to create memorable characters, colourful dialogue and engaging scenarios that immerse the player as they explore.
•Clear understanding of games design - You’ll need to be able to break games down into their basic mechanics and determine what makes them fun to play. Using this knowledge, you should be able to design new game content that’s both engaging to play and viable to produce.
•Very strong communication - You’ll be working in a multi-skilled team alongside artists, QA and other professionals.
You’ll need to be able to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of expertise and responsibilities.
•Proven task and time management ability - You can work with tight deadlines in a project based environment, organising tasks and estimating time costs.
•A passion for games and the gaming community - You love to play, design and create great games, particularly MMORPGs.
You are willing to take on board and act effectively on feedback from the community, giving our players the gameplay experience they love.
•Experience in Agile development and with project management solutions such as JIRA are beneficial.
•To behave at all times in a professional manner, maintaining a positive and conscientious work ethic whilst also demonstrating initiative and determination to get the job done.
•To work effectively with colleagues both within the immediate team and across the company whenever necessary.
•To demonstrate a willingness to adapt to the evolving environment of the company, teams and work requirements.
•Drive to learn, grown and improve their current skill set and that of the function. Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies