Technical Designer

Games Jobs - Game Design - Manchester

Job Title Technical Designer
Job Category Game Design
Job Description About the Role:
We are seeking a talented gameplay coder/scripter to join our North West based studio, working in the Unreal engine 4 on an exciting new project currently in full production. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to creatively influence a brand new franchise and be a part of our development strategy for years to come. Starting from an existing codebase, successful applicants will be required to work as part of a team to create new and expand upon existing gameplay features to facilitate the development of the project. This is a full time, in-house role based in the Greater Manchester area. Employment is based on an Initial 3 month temporary contract, leading to a contract extension or permanent role upon review.  

Experience:
Preferably 3 years games industry experience or experience of working on a full cycle of at least 1 published title. Applicants that do not have the preferred experience, but can provide strong portfolios displaying outstanding creative and technical ability will be taken in to consideration.  

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with level/game designers to create and implement features and expanding on an existing code base.
  • Provide technical assistance to 3D modellers/animators developing systems to bring assets into the game.
  • Develop tools, custom widgets and helpers for use in kismet, and level scripting.
  • Maintain and debug your own and existing code.
  • Help expand upon and develop existing A.I. systems.
  • Be responsive to deadlines, work well under pressure with the ability to provide time estimates to tasks.
  • Communicate productively within a multi-disciplined team.


Skills:

  • A strong academic background preferred with a degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other science-related subject if you have appropriate experience. 
  • Knowledge of real-time game programming, C++ and knowledge of blueprints.
  • Existing knowledge and practice of secure server api's. 


Additional Qualities:

  • A high degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • A strong grasp of the principles of modern game design.
  • A strong interest in games and related media.
  • Team players, with good communication skills.
  • Passionate about games.
  • A pre existing knowledge of the unreal engine would be a great boon for candidates.
  • Any experience with VFX, such a particle effects etc. Especially within UE3 and UE4.


Applications:
Applicants that cannot provide examples of their work, or cannot legally work in the UK will not be considered.   Please send us your CV and any links to portfolio work to jobs@pixelbombgames.com, with the keyword “Beyond Jobs: Technical Designer”.
Salary DOE
Location Manchester
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 24/11/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Pixelbomb Games using their internal reference Beyond Jobs: Technical Designer.
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