Technical Designer

Total War Design
This is an excellent opportunity to join our talented and motivated design team working on exciting new content for the Total War: Warhammer series at our studio in Horsham.

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

Key Responsibilities

As a Technical Designer your primary role will be to support the current LIVE game with fixes, new design content, and improvements focused around metrics and community feedback. You will also support the wider Design Team through creating content, scripts and templates, developing pipelines, tools, and features in both concept and production phase.

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

You will need to communicate clearly and effectively, and the ability to apply your strong technical and game design skills to the project will be critical to the success of this role.

Essential
  • Previous Technical Design role in game dev environment, ideally one of which AAA
  • Familiar with at least one scripting language and at least one programming language (ideally C-based)
  • Strong knowledge of game design fundamentals and a keen interest in games development overall
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience creating design tools
  • Comfortable working closely with programmers
  • Comfortable working both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Comfortable working in unfamiliar systems and rapidly becoming familiar with them
  • Experience with source control
Desirable
  • Passion to play and make Total War games
  • A knowledge of and passion for Warhammer lore
  • Experience creating maintainable, long-term, and reasonably easy to use game systems and tools for development
  • Two or more shipped titles
  • Experience with Games as a Service



Currently Creative Assembly is working fully remotely and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. We will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.


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 with a dedicated learning and development. We offer among other activities; SEGA Dev Day, 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 confidential 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.
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. 

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values. 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.
If this sounds like you, apply now.