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Senior Game Designer

Essentials

Job title: Senior Game Designer
Location: Global, Remote
Type: Employment contract

Offer

Welcome package that you will feel like being part of the team
Tailored career development plan
Flexible working schedule

Client

Our client is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that matter — that challenge minds, build connections, and inspire communities. Founded by industry veterans, they believe games have the ability to create a positive impact on society and culture, and now more than ever, those are the experiences players are looking for. With team members already in the US, UK, Canada, Romania, Portugal and Brazil, our client is growing and seeks the best of the best from around the world in order, regardless of location, to create a best-in-class games studio.

About the role

Work with product leadership to design major systems and features for new game concepts.Help direct and mentor other members of the product team.Share learnings with the broader product team and contribute to the overall development of our product strategy and portfolio of games.

Responsibilities

You will design core systems in our new games that are critical to their success by:
Creating proposals that articulate how these features and systems uphold the game’s design pillars and drive the desired player behaviours
Delivering clear, concise, and thorough specifications to cross functional teams responsible for implementing these systems
Providing team members with direction on how content should be created, tuned, and live operated within these systems
You will become an expert in the opportunity spaces, genres, and game mechanics you explore during prototyping and share your learnings with the broader product team to advance our collective knowledge
You will develop an independent design philosophy that upholds the key tenets of our client approach to products while adding your own unique approach to thinking about emerging patterns in service design

Requirements

A holistic view of game systems and the downstream effects of all design decisions throughout both the product and player lifecycle
A firm understanding of fundamental design principles, metagame systems, game economies, and player psychology that allows you to design from first principles
Ability to articulate the nuances of abstract concepts and how they apply to complex, interrelated systems
Ability to synthesize feedback from team members, user playtests, and other validation efforts into product insights and rapidly iterate on designs
Extensive knowledge of games as a service and live operations – you know what good looks like and can build efficient design processes, workflows, and tooling to enable it
Enthusiasm for directing, mentoring, and otherwise elevating the people around you to do their best work
A natural curiosity and eagerness to learn – we believe this is essential to our ability to stay ahead of the market and value this over years of experience
We expect our leaders to continue being students of their craft and the game spaces they’re working in
You should be educated on the latest trends and have a strong perspective on how they relate to our current and future projects

Apply today

If you meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for this position, please send your details to careers@key-talents.com with “Senior Game Designer”, in the subject line.