Game Developer - New Product Development
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Jagex Games Studio is looking for two talented Game Developers to join our new product development team, working on developing brand new unreleased products. You will be responsible for designing and coding fantastic game prototypes that will contribute to the building of the future of our studio.
We are looking for interesting and creative people who revel in solving unique and interesting problems daily to join us. The successful candidates will be proficient in all aspects of programming and also able to code in a succinct and efficient manner.
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 and Responsibilities:
Prototype - You'll be the spearhead for new game development taking ideas, others and your own, and bringing them to life to be tested in the real world.
Design - While development will be your bread and butter, you're no code monkey. You'll guide the design of new ideas, molding them into the next big thing.
Iterate - As ideas are tested you'll take on feedback from the studio and beyond, integrating into prototypes to fully realize the potential of each concept.
Solve - Working on the cutting edge will generate new and exciting challenges, you'll be solving complex technical and design problems to bring ideas to life.
Code - We need developers that can hit the ground running, producing fast, fun & testable prototypes with a strong understanding of coding standards in modern languages.
Be Agile - This is a fast moving environment in which prototypes are thrown away as fast as they're made. You must be adaptable and agile in your attitude and process.
Learn - We need strong technical ability, but you'll also be expected to take on new skills and learn as you work, growing as a developer.
Communicate - You must be able to work well with in a close knit team and share your thoughts effectively and confidently
Unity - This is our primary prototyping platform, so any level of experience in Unity is a plus
Unreal - An expert in Unreal development? Perfect, we want prototypes in which ever engine conveys the idea effectively.
Risk Takers - New Product Development is about the new, the different, we love people who are willing to go the extra mile and take a chance.
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