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Design Director – AAA Games – Poland – Permanent

Location: Krakow, Poland Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

CD Projekt Cracow

OPM Response are excited to be working for this renowned AAA games studio who are behind one of the best RPG franchises in the world. They’re a very modern and relaxed studio environment with people from all walks of life working for them in a booming industry. Due to the success of their games, they are looking to grow their team.


My client is looking for a Design Director to join one of their studios. The person in this role will direct the Gameplay and Narrative Design teams in the development their next AAA title. You should be a proven and talented AAA game design lead ready to design and deliver an epic game with a highly talented and ambitious team.

  • Directing the game design including Gameplay, Level Design, Quest or Mission Design & Story Design
  • Roadmap planning, sprint planning, sprint reviews, milestone reviews
  • Cooperating with Design Directors and the Game Director to insure design consistency across studios
  • Working internally with the Art Director to align Design and Art
  • Presenting and defending the design milestones to the major stakeholders
  • Participating in the hiring and development of designers, day-to-day coaching of the team
  • Setting short and long term individual goals or KPIs
  • Conducting quarterly and annual performance reviews against chosen goals and KPIs
  • Reporting to the Head of the Studio


  • Extensive experience as a Game Designer
  • Several years of experience in a leading role
  • At least one AAA title released as a Design Lead or Design Director
  • Excellent understanding of game design fundamentals
  • Extensive knowledge of current game design trends, specifically in Action RPG and/or Shooter genres
  • Outstanding verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Drive for results and advanced decision-making skills


  • Project-based bonuses
  • Relocation package and assistance for foreign workers (including language lessons for the local dialect)
  • Private healthcare and gym membership
  • 20 to 26 days of paid holiday per year

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.



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