Content Developer - RuneScape



Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Job Purpose:  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Content Developer to join the RuneScape team. We are looking for people that have a passion for games and would like a role creating new game content for our weekly RuneScape releases. 
RuneScape features a huge variety of content. You could be creating quests, events, combat experiences, interfaces, minigames, skills or gameplay improvements. The role is a hybrid between design and development. We use an internally developed scripting language and development suite for which full training will be provided. 
Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to create fantastic new content to shape the future of our virtual world. You could be taking projects through design, development and testing to release where they can be enjoyed by players around the world.  


Main Duties & Responsibilities

    • Design and script engaging new game content for RuneScape 
    • Contribute creative ideas and offer feedback to others on their ideas 
    • Use our internal dev suite to produce safe, efficient and maintainable code 
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively with developers and other disciplines to bring the team's vision to life 


    • A portfolio of previous work to showcase
    • Relevant degree level education. Examples include Computer Science and Games Design
Company Benefits:

- Flexible Working
- Bonus Scheme
- Private Health Care
- Gym Membership
- Generous Pension Contributions
- Life Insurance
- Free Cycle Repair
- Income Protection
- Dental Plan
- Free Fruit and Drinks
- Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!
Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages 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.
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Location: Fully Remote

Date posted: 2022-01-20