Games Designer

London, United Kingdom

We’re looking for a designer with a passion for behavioural and goal-oriented design to develop complex games to be played by the world's most sophisticated AIs.

You should have a strong foundation in games design and enjoy working on a range of challenging problems within a results-focused and mission driven team. 

The Team

As part of the Research Group, the Worlds Team provides DeepMind Researchers with the best training and testing environments possible, across a variety of platforms. These range from bespoke mini-games aimed at answering specific research questions, to expansive first-person games using modern 3D engines. The output from the Worlds Team is crucial in helping steer DeepMind’s research forward.

Projects we’ve worked on include AlphaGo, DM Lab, and DQN on Atari as well as contributions to countless publications. The team consists of 30+ developers from high profile games and VFX companies including: EA, Sony, Microsoft, Elixir Studios, Lionhead, Criterion Games, Animal Logic and The Foundry.

The Role

You’ll work with  individuals in the Worlds team and Research to develop new learning environments and iterate on existing ones. We design and implement our learning environments carefully as it’s likely we’ll live with it for many years to come so we apply thoughtfulness to everything we do. We take robust design and implementation seriously to ensure the delivery of high quality, repeatable, research environments. You’ll join a close knit team of talented individuals who openly share ideas with one another.

About You

  • Strong designer with experience of professional game design
  • Good understanding of goal/task based game design
  • Good understanding of gameplay balancing
  • You enjoy working with others to solve complicated technical problems to create interactive environments
  • Experience working on console or PC 3D titles
  • You can rapidly prototype and deliver whitebox levels in 3D tools
  • Experience using text and visual scripting systems
  • UE4 and Unity experience a plus
  • Max and/or Maya experience a plus

DeepMind welcomes applications from all sections of society.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.  If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Competitive salary applies.

Opening date: 12th March 2018

Closing date: 9th April 2018

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