Senior Games Designer - Everwild


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    11 May 2021  
    Posted on
    11 March 2021  

Rare is a one-of-a-kind game studio where we create the kind of games the world doesn't have, games that are uniquely Rare! Working here offers opportunities unlike anywhere else. You'll be providing players with unforgettable shared experiences in games loved by millions worldwide. Our pirate adventure Sea of Thieves, launched in 2018, is still going strong – and alongside that we're busy creating our next magical world, Everwild, announced in 2019 to a global audience.

We strive to make Rare an amazing place to work, embracing a culture of respect and building a supportive environment for our developers. Our custom-built Twycross studio is situated in the beautiful English countryside, surrounded by woodland and wildlife, with plenty of room for us to grow. Studio benefits are catered to making life easier for staff, including flexible working, a bonus scheme, an industry-leading pension package, private healthcare, mental health initiatives and free events for employees and their families.

By joining Rare, you'll be joining one of the finest studios in the industry with support from the wider Xbox Game Studios network. We're always on the lookout for exceptional people who can bring their expertise and unique thinking to help make our team even stronger!


When was the last time you boldly stepped into the unknown, threw away the map and forged your own path?

The Everwild team are doing just that. We are a diverse group of people who want to create a game the world does not have. Our heads are full of ambition and our backpacks crammed with passion to bring players an adventure that celebrates the wonder and mystery of nature in a magical world.

We're searching for fellow explorers, dreamers and magic-makers who share our desire and want to be part of Rare’s latest ground-breaking game.

This is a Senior Design role, so you’ve already been on a few adventures of your own. Bring us your experience and leadership and we’ll give you the chance to test and grow your skills in a team that cares deeply about their game and each other.

Here’s what you’ll need to pack for this adventure:

  • A vivid imagination, brimming with ideas that you can take from conception, through prototyping and into production.
  • Plenty of blank paper and pens. We’re drawing new maps - not following old ones – so you must be self-motivated to stride confidently into the unknown.
  • Problem solving in preparation for not knowing what’s over the horizon. Creating new experiences means tackling challenges that you may not have encountered before.
  • A full tool kit. We need builders as well as thinkers, those that can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. Experience of constructing mechanics and using game-creation tools would be very helpful.
  • Leadership with an open mind, a listening ear and a considered voice.

This a magical opportunity to join a team inspired to craft a wondrous experience that players will remember long into the future. If you believe ‘that’s me!’, please send us your CV along what you would bring to our pioneering team, so we can learn more about you.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Industry leading healthcare.
  • Savings and investments.
  • Giving programs.
  • Educational resources.
  • Maternity and paternity leave.
  • Opportunities to network and connect.
  • Discounts on products and services.
  • Generous time away.

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