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Senior Systems Designer

Job Type:
Permanent
Salary/Rate:
£40-£60K
Date Posted:
25/05/2017
Department:
Manchester Studio
Location:
Manchester
Closing Date:
28/02/2019

An exciting opportunity to join an ambitious new studio creating original games for PlayStation VR. Based in Manchester in the North West of England, we aim to build a small, experienced team to create showcase Virtual Reality games.

We are looking for a highly experienced senior systems designer, with a strong track record of creating compelling game systems.

Having shipped several successful games, you will be excited by the prospect of applying your system design knowledge to Virtual Reality.

You will join the team early in pre-production so will have a good opportunity to make your mark on the title.Key Responsibilities

- Designing & creating compelling game systems, e.g. gameplay mechanics, upgrade systems, menu/front end interfaces, game economy balancing.

- Rapidly prototyping systems & mechanics using Unreal Engine 4

- Ensuring the system design fits within the overall creative direction & intended audience of the game.

- Ensuring designs respect the technical constraints of the game technology

- Testing & debugging of your systems

- Revising your systems based on feedback, user test results & telemetry data

- Collaborating with the rest of the team to ensure consistently high quality design across the game and well balanced difficulty & progression.

Skills & Experience

- You will have shipped at least 2 successful games in senior systems design roles. Console experience is an advantage, as is AAA development.

- You will have experience of using 3D level editors and scripting systems, preferably Unreal Engine.

- You will know how to use telemetry data and the results of user tests to fine-tune and balance your systems.

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