Lead Game Designer (VR) – Newcastle, UK

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Lead Game Designer (VR)

Ubisoft Reflections – Newcastle, UK

Immerse yourself in the world of Sam Fisher, going beyond 3rd person and into VR!

As the new Lead Game Designer at Ubisoft Reflections, you'll join their talented family in Newcastle. This is a great opportunity for someone to lead, mobilise, and develop a team of game designers in the creation of engaging features for an awesome series in a new format.

Your day-to-day will involve the following tasks:

  • Empower and guide the team in the design, creation, and balancing of major game systems
  • Help the team to carry ideas through from conception, prototyping, detailed design, and implementation
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders across multiple disciplines, and empower team members and feature owners to do the same
  • Ensure that clear lines of communication are kept open with key stakeholders by updating them on the progress and challenges of the project
  • Be a champion for improving standards of all design practises
  • Support the Game Director, Creative Director, and Producer to help positively influence the team around a vision for the project
  • Support the Senior Lead / Studio Design Manager to help implement their goals and leadership responsibilities
  • Combine innovation with strong knowledge of industry standards, and enable your team to do the same
  • Conduct regular and meaningful one-to-ones with the team
  • Act as a hiring manager for any future candidates within the team
  • Plan, prioritise, and set inspiring objectives, giving colleagues clear expectations and holding them accountable for their key results
  • Work on career growth and succession planning

The Skills and XP you’ll need to succeed:

  • Experience in game design or another relevant role
  • Significant involvement in either multiple game titles or projects in the game design discipline, preferably a full cycle on a AAA title or equivalent
  • Ideally have had experience of either mentoring or managing people
  • Experience of at least one project at a senior level and preferably as a lead/manager
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate with impact, whilst promoting an open dialogue with your team
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills of your own and the teams' time
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and comfortable making difficult decisions

The studio will offer you in return:
Too much to list, but benefits and perks include…

  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised travel
  • Wellbeing allowance
  • Pension
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Life insurance
  • Relocation assistance can be offered if required

Interested in learning more about this role?

Get in touch with us!

Email daniel@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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