Principal Game Designer (Hybrid)

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Posted 03 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Design
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

AAA game development studio, Sharkmob are seeking a talented Principal Game Designer to join their design team in their London office.

Sharkmob have a new title in the works that you’ll make a highly credible impact to. The studio is a leading workplace where their cross-discipline teams allow them to bring together their expertise and create the best possible experiences for their players. 

Your responsibilities…

  • Work with project leadership to deliver best-in-class systems and features in support of the game’s vision
  • Prototype game features on paper and in-game to find the fun during early development
  • Create and maintain documentation for new and existing systems and features
  • Seek out and embrace feedback and direction
  • Drive development of the tools and systems necessary to deliver game features to the highest possible quality
  • Regularly seek feedback from the wider team to aid you in honing the player experience
  • Evangelise the quality targets for game features to the wider team
  • Conduct research across all streams of media to better deliver against the goals and vision of the player experience for their project
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 6+ years of experience in professional game design
  • Experience working with two or more RPG game titles
  • Expertise in one or several fields of game design
  • Outstanding communication and documentation skills
  • Analytical mindset, capable of deconstructing market-leading features and understanding what makes them stand out
  • Experience delivering high-quality features and content with a cross-disciplinary tea
  • Compassion and thoughtfulness when mentoring more junior members of the team
Perks and benefits include...
  • Visa sponsorship for you and your family
  • Relocation support if moving to the UK or from within the UK
  • 30 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob)
  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy
  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly 'wellness hour' to be used each week during office hours

Sharkmob know the most important element of their studio is their team, they strive for a healthy and productive atmosphere in their office, they do this by providing feedback to each other, promoting a healthy work life balance, distributing ownership and making time for social activities and having fun!