Technical Designer

Ninja Theory
United Kingdom
6 days ago

Location: Work from home or from our brand-new studio in Cambridge, UK.

Level: Senior and above.

About us: Ninja Theory is a five-time Bafta award winning games company based in Cambridge, UK and part of Xbox Game Studios. Our Mission is: To Craft Life-changing Art with Game-changing Tech and we are building the team that will help us fulfil that promise.

Your Role: Design and construct technical systems and tools for use primarily in the design department, but also for the wider studio, that allow for fast iteration, scale and automation. Be the custodian of good blueprint practice, taking control and maintaining a substantial library of functions. Improving and optimising existing solutions created by other Ninjas.


Your Skill: This is a technically-focused design role requiring you to create innovative gameplay systems with your mastery of Unreal Engine blueprints, excellent scripting and ideally code. You will work closely with art, animators and other disciplines to prove out and polish your systems to the highest standard and expand these into robust usable workflows for the studio as a whole.

Your Experience: You have several acclaimed high-end character-action games under your belt as Senior/Lead/Principle Technical Designer or Mechanics Designer. You are demonstrably an expert in Unreal Engine (or similar), have excellent scripting skills and good experience in other relevant packages such as Maya or Houdini. From another angle you may have excellent gameplay code skills and demonstrated strong design sensibilities in your commercial or personal work.

Our Values: Greatness through Excellence, Teamwork & Integrity.

We offer great pay, wide-ranging benefits and flexible working arrangements so you can focus on what matters. We avoid hierarchy, egos and crunch, preferring trust, talent and experience to see us through. You will be part of an inclusive group of ninjas who know what it takes to succeed, and who will encourage and support you to do the same.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a BAFTA Award winning studio in the Xbox Game Studios Group and be part of pushing the boundaries of interactive entertainment.

Please note, this advert closes on Wednesday 23rd June.


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