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Lead Game Designer – Australia

Location: Sydney, Australia Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23293 Posted: 3 years ago

OPM’s client, a developer of world-class AAA online games, is currently seeking a passionate Lead Game Designer to join their professional team and deliver fresh experiences for players. Their projects offer development challenges across a wide spectrum, presenting unique opportunities for developers from all backgrounds.

Being a Lead Game Designer with this studio means more than designing games. They have to understand the experience they want to create for players, and then design the game features or changes required to bring this experience into reality. From prototyping new concepts to balancing gameplay, designing systems or crafting ground-breaking mechanics, your work will have the potential to inspire gamers and designers for years to come. Comprehensive design sensibilities, problem-solving, agile execution, and considered communication are their tools of the trade as they strive to bring new experiences to their audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively work as part of a team, collaborating with all disciplines to gather input to craft the best concepts and realise compelling gameplay experiences
  • Ideate and champion a vision bringing clarity to the teams as to what the goals are and why
  • Craft design documentation for presentation to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Thrive in an environment that values rapid prototyping and pitching, you will be generating ideas while recognising that great ideas can come from anyone, with a professional maturity to let go of the ideas that don't make it
  • Bring hands on experience to the role and not shy away from getting stuck in, to craft prototypes and refine gameplay experiences, getting to the essence of why a mechanic is fun and memorable
  • Embody an agile mindset, understanding the need for iterative design and being adept at breaking down high level design concepts into achievable goals based on core value

Requirements:

  • An experienced game designer; with extensive experience shipping AAA titles in design roles, with at least one in a lead position
  • You can motivate and support other designers, guiding them towards success
  • Capable of growing and managing a creative group of people in a dynamic environment
  • Your verbal and written communications are precise and unambiguous; your best work comes from collaboration and you believe that excellence comes from dynamic communication throughout the design process
  • You concisely articulate and envision game concepts, analysing and ruminating mechanics with balance; you’re fluent in prevalent game systems and mechanics but have the critical thinking skills to know when it's time to try something novel

Beneficial Experience:

  • Experience with Unreal
  • Experience working with vehicle-based combat
  • Experience working with multiple studios across different time zones

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design

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