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The Creative Assembly Recruiting Senior Designer & Online/Multi-Player Programmer

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Senior Designer – Total War Arena

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

Job Description

As part of a small entrepreneurial team working on our free to play 10 v 10 RTS battle game Total War Arena, you will own and champion the meta-game progression wrapper that makes individual battles worth fighting.
As part of a small entrepreneurial team working on our free to play 10 v 10 RTS battle game Total War Arena, you will own and champion the meta-game progression wrapper that makes individual battles worth fighting.
You’ll be getting in early on a live game that has already proved it has huge potential, but still has a long way to go before it’s ready to open up to the public.

Responsibilities

Our Designers will:

Take responsibility and ownership of multiple features of the game and guide them through development to deliver at the highest level of quality. That will include metagame features, social features, content research and planning, UX optimisation, monetisation, progression balancing and more.
Collaborate with other designers, artists, animators and programmers working on the features that you are responsible for.
Responsible for creating and maintaining fun and balanced systems. You will be used to working with large amount of data, and be able to intelligently use analytics to answer the important questions.
Communicate regular updates to discipline and team; be proactive in communicating progress and solving problems.
Sign up to and evangelise the studio values of quality, focus, trust and respect

Required Qualifications:

2:1 from an accredited university (or equivalents)

Required Skills and Experience:

Completed multiple projects in a design role with a good average metacritic score
Experience on core systems design, and seeing designs through execution and ongoing support. You will have extensive experience balancing large sets of numbers, for unit balance, progression systems and the like.
Experience of running games as a service
Experience designing and tuning free to play monetisation
Expert in Excel. Able to write clearly and succinctly.
Have experience working on an strategy game as a core/balance/system designer, or be an avid strategy player
A good communicator. You will be working with multiple disciplines in a team-oriented environment, and must be able to clearly communicate goals leaving no room for vagueness or uncertainly. You must be able to listen to feedback and integrate that into your work.
Obsessive gamer, interested in why things work, not just what and how.
You must have played Total War

Desirable Skills:

VB, C++, Python, Art skills, Writing skills
Deep understanding of Total War, WoT, a Moba and any f2p mobile games
Wide understanding of the full range of free to play games and the strategy genre
You will have been an integral lead in at least one f2p game

Apply here:- http://creative-assembly.com/job/151110/senior-designer-total-war-arena
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Online/Multi-Player Programmer

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

Job Description

Our world-class console coders are looking for a talented network programmer to join their team! If this is you, you’ll love what we have on offer.

Position Overview

Our fantastic console team requires an experienced and enthusiastic network programmer who can develop a range of cutting-edge online features. The team is working on an exciting AAA project and the successful applicant will be part of a team which allows our game experience to be shared all over the world.

Key Responsibilities:

As a vital contact in the coding team, you will be responsible for:

creating AAA online infrastructure and features;
implementing online platform features;
developing clear server infrastructure and metric analysis;
applying security-related best practices to development; and
keeping the Team Lead up to date on key developments.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Essential:

A good BSc degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as maths, computer science or engineering
Fluency in C++
Excellent knowledge of the latest in games networking development and techniques
Practical experience with low level BSD sockets/winsock programming

Desirable:

Previous experience of development on XB1, PS4 and PC platforms
Working knowledge of Multi-threaded / multi core techniques
Experience with Xbox live, PSN, and Steam development environments
Experience of release mode debugging and x64 assembler

Apply here:- http://creative-assembly.com/job/151110/onlinemulti-player-programmer
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