Lead Designer - nDreams Studio (Hybrid)



We are on the hunt for a Lead Designer to collaborate closely with our development teams to create world class VR games and experiences. If you are a maestro of feature innovation, a top tinkerer of gameplay systems and a great manager of people we’d love for you to get in touch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Game Director to establish designs for core features of the project.
  • Drive the development of features through inspirational and collaborative design with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Lead and support the team through ideation and into detailed document designs.
  • Frequently liaise with the Game Director and the Art & Code departments to make sure that features meet the creative and technical needs of the project.
  • Balance, and playtest to optimise for the best player experience.
  • Create briefs and comprehensive documents for features, to be used to communicate and align team vision.
  • Research and analyse similar features within existing titles.
  • Test and evaluate game elements and provide appropriate feedback.
  • Take responsibility for managing, mentoring, supporting, and elevating the performance and team values of nDreams.


Who Are We Looking For?

Essential capabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine.
  • Strong, proven design experience designing game systems and mechanics.
  • Experience of leading and mentoring a design team.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convey your ideas to a multi-disciplinary team in a way that inspires them.
  • Experience writing detailed design specs, but equally able to express ideas on the whiteboard, paper or in the editor.
  • An advocate for prototyping and understanding the advantages it brings to development, the ability to iterate on ideas quickly to find the best solution.

Desired experience

  • Extensive experience in the games industry, preferably with several published products within the console, pc, or VR space in a leadership role.
  • Comfortable in mentoring and supplying training to all levels of the design team.
  • Deep understanding of designing for games for VR and embracing the challenges that brings.


Who we are?

We are nDreams, a world-leading game developer and publisher with nearly a decade of VR specialism. Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR action games with Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes, and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR. Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading games developers and publishers.

Why nDreams?

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).

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