Codemasters Southam, United Kingdom
11 Feb, 2018Full time
SENIOR ESPORTS DESIGNER Over the past 30 years at Codemasters, we have consistently developed innovative and successful award-winning racing games. Our Southam racing studio has a rich and unrivalled heritage of multiple award-winning racing games such as the GRID and DiRT franchises, and these titles embody our cornerstones of passion, quality, continuous innovation, and an all-encompassing ambition to be the world leader in what we do. Working in a passionate close-knit team that ensures your voice doesn’t get lost in the crowd, you will deliver ‘AAA’ racing games within a studio that will value and recognise your contributions. Join our talented and experienced team now to re-invent and shape Codemasters’ most ambitious racing title ever, from its inception to a genre-defining experience. Our mission is to be the world’s number one racing games developer – so if you share our ambition, please join us for the road ahead. Codemasters is looking for a ESports Designer to work with us at our Southam and Runcorn studios. Main duties and responsibilities: Take overall ownership of the game’s Esports and competitive game mechanics and structure system ensuring the systems are balanced and has player orientated logic. Have experience from concept to shipping of a game that has a competitive gaming element. Create concept documents, user flow diagrams and prototypes to try out different competitive game modes, leader boards, championships formats and ideas. Show awareness and deep knowledge of different games that are popular within ESports and competitive gaming. Be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written form to all levels within the organisation; Required Skills: Inspire and mentor the design teams as required; Represent the game in company meetings and events, including attending trade shows, graduation fares, and any other proceedings deemed necessary by senior management. Advocate and evangelist of ESports both within Codemasters and externally. Iterate with the team on the game’s economy system and functionality (menu’s, flow, etc) Possess analytical skills; Desirable Skills: Show an interest in psychology, user behaviour and cognitive science; Ideally have experience developing and working with UX and meta game design and strategy stakeholders. When you submit your application remember that we’re not just interested in what you can do, but in who you are.