Senior Game Designer with previous Mobile games experience

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Job Reference: BBBH2799
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games & Level Design
Location: Dundee
Salary: Competitive Rate


Senior Designer with significant experience of senior and lead game design roles in the games industry. You will be the creative vision holder across either one or multiple games driving the high level creative process for each title, getting deep down and dirty with hands on design when and where required. We want someone who is excited by the possibilities of social and connected gaming on mobile, but who is flexible enough to work across a wide variety of genres. You’ll have great attention to detail, demand perfection and be able to inspire, lead and mentor across the entire studio.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the product owner (external/internal) to define creative vision.
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  • Design and direct development of player experiences and game mechanics.
  • Create and maintain design documentation.
  • Create core game loops, specify high level monetization systems and purchase flows.
  • Create game mechanisms, product flows, levels, UI layouts, maps, and other elements.
  • Direct and support Junior Game Designers and/or Interns.
  • Work closely with project team members to execute design and work through design revisions as needed.
  • Generate requirements for design and other disciplines such as artists and programmers.
  • Work closely with the Producer to ensure scope and milestones are met.
  • Conduct playtests, identify improvements on products and pro-actively fix issues.
  • Work closely with game economists and data analysts to identify areas to improve and methods to improve the product’s acquisition, retention, conversion and monetisation during the product’s lifecycle.

Requirements

  • Candidates will ideally have 3+ years of experience working in a design role and be educated to degree level.

Experience / Skills

  • An encyclopaedic knowledge of games in general and a thorough understanding of what makes them work.
  • Excellent knowledge and appreciation of downloadable, free to play, games as a service and social games.
  • Demonstration of understanding and/or experience of Facebook, mobile or online social games is a huge advantage.
  • A high standard of written and verbal presentation skills.
  • High degree of creativity and proven design skills.
  • Ability to manage and document design on multiple projects.
  • Experience with a wide variety of game development tools.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office suite of tools, including Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word.
  • Appreciation for agile style development processes.
  • Self-motivating, outstanding attention to detail and organisation abilities.
  • Inspirational, ambitious and demanding personality.
  • Basic computer programming skills may be helpful.

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