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The Creative Assembly Recruiting AI Designer

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AI Designer

Category: AI Designer
Company: The Creative Assembly
Location: West Sussex (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Our award winning Total War team are looking for a designer with a very specific and rare set of skills join the team working on battle AI. This is a very demanding role, and only the best need apply.
If you do have this rare and unusual combination of skills, we really want to hear from you. This will be the perfect job for you, and you could become an incredibly valuable (and well rewarded) member of the team.

Key responsibilities

Analysing current AI behaviours
Designing new behaviours that are appropriate for the content and implementable
Working with the AI team to select solutions that maximise the quality of the user experience
Designing and setting up data for AI personalities
Iteratively balancing and fine tuning AI parameters

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential:

Strong Academic background – 1st class degree or a 2:1 degree from a relevant academic course.
Demonstrably deep understanding of battle tactics. You might be a table-top wargamer, but you certainly will be an obsessive player of games of all kinds. In board games and multiplayer games you usually win.
A natural analyser of games, you spend leisure time theory crafting and reverse engineering complex game systems and coming up with optimum ways of exploiting them.
We’re very interested in applicants who have extensive Total War experience (e.g. around 1000 hours game play time)
A strong technical background. You will have strong programming skills and/or experience.
Deep and broad understanding of game mechanics
Strong Excel skills
Some academic knowledge of AI
To enjoy this role you must be obsessive about detail, but have a scientist’s healthy scepticism, particularly regarding your own ideas.

Desirable:

Experience as a designer or programmer working in strategy games.
Experience working on AAA games
Demonstrable design skill, either through industry experience working as a designer on at least one published game (any genre), or extensive modding experience with a strategy or RPG title.
Good communications skills to work constructively with designers, programmers, producers, management and marketing staff in a collaborative environment.

Apply here:- http://www.creative-assembly.com/job/141103/ai-designer
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