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Technical Designer - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Software Engineering
Ref: 424 Date Posted: Monday 18 Oct 2021
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Special Move is working with an ambitious and growing mobile game studio Tag Games based in Dundee, Scotland. Who have a 14 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet.

This year Tag is embarking on its most ambitious and exciting title yet, developing a brand new cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher. We are looking for passionate new people to join their team on their quest to forge a place in players' hearts.

Tags culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be. They are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products. If this feels like a studio where you can thrive and grow then we have a variety of roles available, both in their Dundee studio and remote. It would be great to have you join their team!


The Role:

Tag Games Studios is building a brand new world-leading, cross platform IP played by millions of gamers and we need a Technical Designer to join the team.  As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will help shape the architecture for new game systems; as well as, create and implement the more complex technical design elements into the game. You will be flexible, highly motivated and approachable, and you will compose design documentation to a high standard. A core part of the design team and a huge part of this new product, you will have considerable responsibility and autonomy in the design and your tasks.


Here's what you will be doing:

  • Drive the development of features by working in close collaboration with production, engineers, designers and other disciplines.
  • Provide insightful feedback in design discussions with an emphasis on the realities of the engine and system constraints and how they will impact development.
  • Provide accurate risk assessments to production, engineering, and design when new features are proposed.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of design direction so that systems can be implemented to spec and design intentions can be communicated clearly to other disciplines.
  • Facilitate creation tool building & pipelines to improve design iterations and design ease/speed.


To do this job, you will need:

  • Industry experience in a similar Technical Design position.
  • Scripting experience in C# (Unity), or similar.
  • Exceptional understanding of game systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong ability to identify and solve problems throughout all stages of development.
  • A genuine passion for games.


While not required, below are nice to have:

  • Work on large scale multiplayer products.
  • An avid player of some of the following genres: MMOs, RPG, Strategy games.


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