Head of Game Design

Permanent / Full Time
UK
Europe
DOE
Game Design
1291478
30-06-2022 09:47 PM
Summary of Role

The ideal candidate should be both creative and detail-oriented, has proven mobile “Game Design” experience, and is comfortable working with stakeholders ranging all the way from product and marketing teams to the engineering team.
You will balance both quantitative and qualitative insights to design new games and optimize smart, engaging features for our active and growing user base. The work environment is fast-paced and results-driven.

Job Responsibilities:

• Be a visionary and own the entire Game Design of our new game ‘Pet Haven’ which is currently soft-launched in Canada & Australia.
• Build new features, and take full responsibility for coordinating with various stakeholders
• Be a mentor, leader, and manage a large team of talented game designers in creating world-class content for the game while making a fun work environment.
• Generate new and innovative feature ideas, enhancements to the existing products and collate requests from both internal and external requestors
• Set the directions for the team on their Game design tasks/ initiatives
• Create innovative gameplay experience including usability and interaction design flow for features
• Create functional specifications/Game Design documents, business cases, user flow with wireframes, conduct reviews with requestor groups and development teams, and be the main contact for the specifications/design
during the game development and implementation phases.
• Interact with all relevant stakeholders to drive timely, seamless, and successful rollouts/launches.
• Define, track, and improve key product metrics and monitor those metrics. Collate and analyze key daily/weekly/monthly data on various features performance and report key findings
• Analyze the user funnel and plan the future content for our games
• Be the first point of escalation for any design-related problems/queries

Skills and Experience Desired:

• Have a great passion for casual mobile games
• 13 years of “Game Design” experience and ideally 8 years of experience designing free to play games with in-app purchases
• 7+ years of supervisory, leadership & game design team management
• Should have held design leadership roles and led designers to create games from scratch
• Experience in designing games for mobile phones is a must
• Strong analytical, organizational, and creative skills
• Excellent understanding of every area of Game Design
• Strong analytical abilities and the ability to synthesize game systems and mechanics to improve game features and systems
• Exceptional levels of attention to detail
• Experience with live game events/sales design and content calendar planning
• Must be proficient in Excel, Formulas, and able to provide visual designs with mock-ups in any tool of your choice.
• Strong exposure and confidence in identifying and analyzing KPIs then providing action items for the team
• Understanding the specifics of social and mobile games
• Knowledge of the market and the main trends of social and mobile games
• Ability to create high-quality, addictive online and social game feature-sets
• Experience with multiple aspects of game design discipline: concept, game progression, game systems, combat, interface, retention, and monetization
• Knowledge of designing the traditional card, board, and dice game is a plus.
• Proficient in user experience design including usability and game interaction design.
• The ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional team environment is a must.
• Positive, pro-active attitude with a will to deliver quickly, adhering to tight deadlines.

Benefits Package

Profit Share
Product Discounts
Flexible working policy
Bonus scheme
Annual salary reviews

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