Mid to Senior Technical Designer - CA Sofia

Design | Total War

This is an excellent opportunity to join our talented and motivated team working on exciting new projects in the Total War universe at our studio in Sofia, Bulgaria.

You'll become part of a world class development team working on the titles of the award-winning Total War series and will have the opportunity to make a mark on our new project, contributing to the creation of a genre-defining game.

Please note that a Cover Letter would be beneficial as part of an application for this role.

Key Responsibilities

As a Technical Designer you will be supporting the Design Team through creating scripts and templates, developing pipelines and features in both concept and production phase.

You will work closely with gameplay coders and designers to ensure a smooth implementation of new features and you will hold yourself to a high-quality standard and ensure your code is robust, and your script is both clean and adhering to the best practices and guidelines.

You will need to communicate clearly and effectively ensuring everyone works together, but also bring a high-level set of technical skills to the project as these will be critical for being successful in this role.

You will be required to facilitate the efficiency and quality of the production process by providing feedback to and assisting the game design team. Another major aspect of your work would be providing risk assessment.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Experience using multiple scripting languages - Blueprint, C#, LUA, and similar 
  • Experience working with relational databases 
  • Experience in creating and maintaining technical documentation on features, processes, practices, pipelines etc. 
  • Excellent problem solver, capable of easily getting to the root cause and resolve issues 
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English 
  • Great attention to detail 


  • Experience in a Technical Design role in game development environment, ideally working on AAA titles 
  • Familiarity with C/C++ or similar language and ability to create code in it 
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine or similar  
  • Game Scripting/Modding experience 
  • Passion for playing and making Total War games 

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last.

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote within the country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio working
  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)
  • Additional medical and dental health insurance for you, your partner and kids, life insurance, and free health care screening
  • Additional holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all Bulgarian Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, soft drinks and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • Office massages
  • Discounts for home technology and for gym membership cards, as well as Food and Utilities vouchers
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer and Christmas parties, Children’s Day party, wrap parties for game releases

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.