Senior Game Designer (Technical)

Discipline: Design

Location: Cambridge

Employment Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 25 July 2019

Salary: Competitive

Senior Game Designer (Technical)

Frontier are the studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster. We are Britain’s biggest independent publisher and developer of videogames, based among the world-leading technology cluster in the historic city of Cambridge, England.

We are proud to be named one of the UK’s Best Places to Work by

We are looking for an experienced Game Designer to help design exciting new content for Elite Dangerous. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and setup of scenarios/missions
  • Design and implementation of mechanics and games systems
  • Take ownership of a feature from concept to final delivery
  • Testing and balancing gameplay
  • Providing specifications for game features and content
  • Using a range of software and in-house tools to create compelling game play experiences.
  • Mentoring/coaching more junior members of the team.

Please note: if you have examples of Game Design you have worked on please provide them in your application

About you

  • Adaptable and creative with a solid practical understanding of game mechanics and genres. 
  • Experience of or ability to refine system designs and simulation variables to deliver balanced and entertaining gameplay.
  • Experience of setting up levels/scenarios.
  • Capable of producing clear and concise documentation, analysing problems and finding the most efficient and effective solutions.
  • Quick to pick up and learn new tool sets.
  • Ability to estimate work and take responsibility for delivering it on time and to the required level of finish.


  • Familiarity with scripting languages or tools (e.g. Lua)
  • Experience of game editing tools like Unreal or Unity and/or 3D packages like Max or Maya would be beneficial.
  • Experience and knowledge of Elite Dangerous.
  • Knowledge of procedural game systems. 
  • Knowledge of Multiplayer and online gaming.

What we can offer you

At Frontier we believe your work should be rewarding in every way. We offer the chance to work on blockbuster franchises and world-leading IP in a studio environment considered one of the best places to work in the UK.

We also offer a range of flexible benefits to our 400+ team, including life assurance, private family healthcare, pension, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, regular in-house wellbeing sessions, childcare vouchers, regular social events, and annual bonus and sharesave schemes for everyone to share in the studio’s success.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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