Games Designer

Recruiter
Asset Resourcing Limited
Location
Manchester
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Games Designer: Our Client - a global developer of online gaming content and systems products for mobile devices - needs an experienced Games Designer to play a central role in designing slot machine games that people will love to play.

You will be essential in helping to create, design, calculate, analyse and process game ideas which eventually translate into online casino games. You will make sure that the mathematics created for these games is accurate and follows various jurisdictional regulations. You will be expected to lead in working with other disciplines (Art, Technical Art, Engineering, Sound, Project Management) in a professional manner to see that the mathematics created and the vision behind the game becomes a reality.

Keeping up with games that are currently in development as well as strong knowledge of games in the marketplace will be key in helping to come up with new, innovative, patentable and viable game ideas. This comes in the form of providing critiques to other games within the game studio, absorbing and processing critiques on games that you will create, as well as possibly doing field research in a casino environment.

Essential Functions:

-Accountable for the design of multiple games from concept to market (prototype); a leader in designing games including mathematics, creative look and feel; demonstrates competency in game design abilities.
-Utilises advanced game design, mathematical, and creative skills to create multiple assigned games; focuses on the entire scope of game design elements
-Works on multiple games of various size & complexity and game design projects
-Typically works on at least 3 games at a given time
-Executes the full scope of game design activities that involve basic creative thinking, industry and competitive knowledge and technical skills
-Develops and analyses game mathematical properties (i.e., pay tables) and the design of updates and changes to pay tables for assigned game applications.
-Utilize knowledge of customer and end user preferences, math probability theories, play design concepts for gaming machines, design tools and player preferences such as likes and dislikes.

Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related field or equivalent experience; some work or coursework in probability/combinatorics.
-Typically has experience in mathematics or game design or modeling.
-Must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and some abstract variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
-Has advanced knowledge of gaming products as well as deep knowledge of competitors' and emerging industry products.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities to solve a variety of problems in an accurate and timely manner.
-Must be self-directed and able to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment in order to meet various deadlines.
-Solid interpersonal skills in dealing with individuals from a variety of disciplines.
-Must be able to travel as needed