We are looking for a passionate, experienced designer to join our award-winning Total War team. The successful candidate will develop and deliver game features that make the game engaging for our players and you will also be able offer insights that drive the way our players want to invest in their gaming experience. The right candidate will use their expertise to design both game systems and the content that exploits them. This is an excellent opportunity to hone and expand design skills to a high level, working on one of the industry’s most feature rich games and whilst developing your career.
Working with the Game Director on the project, you will take responsibility for one or more areas of the game. You will collaborate with the team to create detailed feature designs and associated data and seeing them all the way through development in to the final release.
You will be working together with other designers, artists, animators and programmers working on the features that you are responsible for. You will also clearly communicate regular updates to the relevant discipline teams; be proactive in communicating progress and solving problems.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience
- Two or more shipped titles
- Demonstrate a passion for all things game design and a keen interest in games development overall
- A gamer to the core, and a fan of Total War series. You will be strongly motivated by winning the games that you play and will be able to deeply analyse them
- Attention to detail and a passion for making quality products
- Self-motivated, focussed, and prolifically productive
- Excellent communicator
- Good written skills; can write clearly and succinctly
- Good attitude with regards to complex problem solving and teamwork
- Excellent academic background at degree level or above
- An expert in Excel
- An interest in history
- Modding experience is a bonus
- VB, C++, Python, Art skills, Writing skills
- Have worked on strategy titles
- Have worked on design tools
- Experience of using metrics to improve design
- Critical thinking training
- Knowledge of the Warhammer franchise
We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist.
We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
- Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
- Annual discretionary studio bonus
- Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise
- Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
- Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
- Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
- Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
- Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
- Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
- An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions
- In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
- Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
- Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases.
- Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
- A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
- We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy
We are Creative Assembly
We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.
We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.
Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
- Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
- Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
- Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
- Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
- Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.