Lead Game Designer

Pärnu, Estonia

Full-time

Lead Game Designer

This role is expected to begin as a remote position, paid relocation to Pärnu will begin once the probation period has ended.

Job description

Gamecan is looking for a talented Lead Game Designer; you will oversee the Gameplay Design team, guiding their work and leading by example with plenty of hands-on design work. You’ll provide feedback, support junior team members, and work with the production team to build a compelling product roadmap.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience working as a game designer.
  • Degree or certification in the area.
  • Experience designing game content for the GaaS model.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Able to manage a team and plan in a highly active environment.
  • Solution-oriented problem solver who can react quickly to changing project needs and drive decisions.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and work within teams.
  • Ability to question, adapt and understand ongoing project nuances, legacies and needs.
  • Passion for games with a wide breadth of game knowledge.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the gameplay design for the project, reporting to the Game Director to ensure the work is by the project’s vision
  • Manage a team of gameplay designers, motivating and inspiring them with your example and guidance
  • Create excellent player experiences and help us achieve our gameplay goals
  • Work closely with production to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work.
  • Along with producers, assess the workload vs. production capacity, plan the design work, and set priorities.
  • Review analytics and community feedback, understand project needs and ensure that proposed and developed features add value and solve current issues.
  • Actively participate as a regular liaison in the decision-making process with management and game direction.
  • Assist project directors, leads, and management on syncs to be up to date on the overall project and spot dependencies.
  • Follow up features and give clear feedback.
  • Participate in the selection of team members (recruitment).
  • Participate in external communication (videos, events).

Good to have

  • Experience working in Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with presentation software such as (PowerPoint, Google slides, Figma)

What do we have to offer

  • The office is in a new development right in the center of Pärnu, providing a sub 15min commute and proximity to all the stores and restaurants.
  • Adjustable desks – stand, sit, squat, or hang from the ceiling!
  • Powerful desktop machines to work on – the PC waits for you, not the other way around.
  • 1Gbit/s internet speed in the office, typically 300Mb/s at home.
  • We are crazy about taking time off with new and old video games, a day at the spa, sauna, or the beach (yes, Pärnu has a kickass beach!). A rested developer is a happy developer!
  • The team is phenomenal – nearly 50 people who are amazing to each other.
  • The living costs in Pärnu are extra low. Even the most expensive apartments in the center have their rent of around 400-500€ per month. 
  • The living environment is probably one of the best in the region. Check it out yourself: https://youtu.be/V9FkzRMihUk
  • We work in a nurturing company culture where personal growth is highly valued. Your professional skills will also get buffed at the speed of light.
  • We help you with relocation every step of the way to make sure it’s as smooth as possible. 
  • We offer a wide range of benefits, including gym membership, Spa discounts, and monthly cab credit.
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