Technical Designer

Posted 05 December 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationDerby
Job type Permanent
DisciplineDesign
Reference19230
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

Aardvark Swift are proudly supporting an established UK studio in their search for an experienced Technical Designer!

You will contribute to the creation of an all-out multiplayer shooter by working closely with the design team, contributing to the game design and identifying technical pitfalls and challenges while offering solutions and opportunities to innovate.

Your responsibilities...
  • Prove new features by developing prototypes or providing accessible prototypes for the design team to experiment with
  • Maintain familiarity with the technical and design aspects of the game’s development
  • Liaise with other disciplines in the development of complex features representing design’s interests, ensuring implementation meets the design brief
  • Act as a technical reference for designers in evaluating features and setting or sharing best practices in production workflows within the team and studio
  • Support the programming team by assisting in debugging and optimisation or undertaking light programming work
  • Carry out development tasks such as implementing scripted features on systems or levels
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 3+ years experience of prototyping gameplay mechanics using UE4 or UE5
  • Experience with a scripting or programming language (visual or text-based)
  • A passion for making and playing games, especially the design and technical aspects of their creation
  • Industry experience and 1 shipped AAA title that featured a multiplayer component, worked on from beginning to end
  • Experience of prototyping gameplay mechanics using UE4 or UE5
  • Experience writing high quality and thorough design documentation
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines
Bonus points if you have...
  • Experience in creating first-person shooters
  • Knowledge of player's motivations, psychology and cognitive biases
  • Knowledge and understanding in multiple areas of design, with emphasis in areas where digital prototyping is required
  • Experience with C++
Perks and benefits include…
  • 4 day working week
  • Relocation support
  • Private healthcare (Mental Health, Medical, Dental, Optical)
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental/adoption leave
  • Regular social events