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Gameplay Designer

Location: Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 167437

Position Title: Sr Game Designer

External Description:

We’re Criterion, and we love making games!


For more than fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. Our accomplished people have expressed their passion for outstanding game feel, AAA audiovisual quality and technical innovation in the Burnout & Need for Speed series and and more recently in Battlefield 1, Star Wars X-Wing VR, Starfighter Assault and Arcade for Star Wars Battlefront II and Firestorm for Battlefield V.


We believe that healthy, engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. We’d love to hear yours! Crunch doesn’t help make a better game. We don’t do it. For the past three years we are very proud to have been recognised by  gamesindustry.biz as one of the best places to work in the UK. Let’s talk about how you will be a part of it.

 

What a Gameplay Designer does at Criterion:

Gameplay is at the heart of a Criterion game and over the coming years we will be endeavouring to evolve and expand our gameplay offering. The Gameplay Design role will be responsible for defining, and working with their teams to deliver, gameplay event types or modes within NFS - from inventing new modes like NFS Payback’s Speedcross, to evolving races and drift events to directing the design of smaller pieces of gameplay such as activities and collectables. This is considered a core ‘Need For Speed’ player experience and is thus an important role within the design team.

The role will report into our Gameplay or Social Play Design Director. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working in gameplay design and have the ability to work with technical crafts such as AI developers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work with Production and Project Management partners to direct the development of your features
  • Collaboratively produce designs for player experiences that satisfy the product goals and creative vision
  • Inspire and align your team around your designs
  • Work with the development team to review and guide the implementation of your game experiences

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the development of similar sized gameplay experiences
  • Passion for working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to converse with software engineers on technical aspects such as AI and direct their efforts

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
Naturally, we offer great benefits packages, but more importantly, because we love working with outstanding creators, we maintain a culture that appreciates creative freedom and autonomy.

  • Great compensation package, annual bonus scheme and stock plans.
  • Benefits including private medical insurance, dental care, pension scheme and life insurance.
  • Extras like employee discounts, Rail season ticket loan, free games.
  • 25 days holiday (including 3 days company shutdown days between Christmas & New Year)
  • Two annual staff parties (Summer and Christmas)
  • Casual dress code

We thought you might also want to know:
We’re based in the lovely town of Guildford – 35 minutes from central London.
Our office has an onsite café and gym and is a short walk from the train station and town centre.

More about our location:  https://www.ea.com/careers/careers-overview/guildford

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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