Senior Systems Designer
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Jagex Games Studio is looking for a Senior Systems Designer to join the tribe.
We have an exciting opportunity to join an unannounced MMORPG with huge scope and potential. As a Senior Game Designer you will impact the development of this incredibly ambitious and huge scale title.
The Senior Systems Designer will be responsible for developing core gameplay systems and formulas for the new MMORPG and see your designs through from concept to realisation. You will work in an autonomous environment with lots of creative freedom and you’ll help to shape the vision of the game.
Whilst working on this vast game and world, you will help to power the core game experience through creating; features, game systems, developing formula & game balancing.
We are looking for someone who is methodical and analytical in their approach to ensure that every aspect of the game from ingame economy to gameplay is perfectly balanced. As such, you will be a data driven individual who can make key decisions through analysis and really take ownership of entire parts of the game system design
This is a great opportunity to work very closely with the Lead Designer to help shape and champion the vision for the game.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Owning the design and delivery of complex gameplay mechanics
Design game formulas, stats, characters and in-game economies
Balancing complex game systems in an environment with many characters
Having a key head for numbers to allow you to make key data driven decisions
Collaborate with the other designers, artists and programmers
Communicate regular updates to discipline and team; be proactive in communicating progress and solving problems.
Proven past experience as a Game Designer working on published titles
RPG game design experience or a deep understanding and love of the market
Extensive knowledge of modeling, balancing, and formula creation, seeing your designs through production and live operations to the highest quality
Expert knowledge of Excel
Strong analytical skills
Knowledge of Unity3d Game engine
Previous MMO/Online/RPG games experience
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, grow 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.
In return you’ll receive a competitive salary, options for a sponsored gym membership, dental plan, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair, free parking and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day.
We also have a full beam style coffee machines that provide hot drinks throughout the day for free. 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.
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.