SENIOR DESIGNER

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Designer who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms.

Reporting to the Lead Designer, the Senior Designer will join the Level Design feature team. You will work closely with your feature team, creative direction and collaborate with disciplines across the studio. You will build compelling narrative, action and puzzle level designs in the Unreal 4.

You will have a very keen eye for quality and proven track record designing and building levels with Unreal 4 Editor and Blueprints.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Be an expert in UE4 and Blueprints for designing, building, setting up logic flow and populating levels.
  • Gather required information, generate innovative and compelling design plans for the levels you are assigned.
  • Diligently track status of levels and professionally communicate progress of everything you’re working on.
  • Work with your feature owner to regularly review levels and generate tasks to maintain a very high quality bar for monthly deliverables.
  • Willing to work hard as part of a very professional development team, keen share your experience but also a genuine desire to listen, learn and grow.
  • Be comfortable with uncertainty, embrace and promote a cycle of rapid iteration and prototype.
  • Be helpful and versatile, willing and able to help out any part of the development team or process where you can.
  • Comfortable taking on frequent and sometimes challenging feedback from all quarters of the team, responding with positivity, action and clarity.
  • Deliver articulate and constructive feedback when required.
  • Communicative, sociable and friendly, able to work well with anyone.

Technical Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 highly successful years’ professional experience developing console or PC games in a Level Design capacity.
  • Exceptional level building and logic implementation skills in Unreal Editor 4 and Blueprints.
  • Ideally you have shipped multiple AA+ titles but a minimum of 1 shipped, high quality action/level based game is required, demonstrating skill with UE3/4 Kismet/Blueprints.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills.
  • A passion for and knowledge of all kinds of games.

Skill Requirements

  • Experience with other editors, programming and scripting languages considered a bonus.
  • Drawing, diagrammatic and data presentation skills considered a bonus.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab