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Lead Game Designer/Creative Director – PC Strategy Games – Germany – Permanent

Location: Mainz, Germany Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24247 Posted: 5 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: PC Strategy Games

OPM are proud to be working with a globally recognised developer based in the historic city of Mainz, Germany. This AAA studio are responsible for some of the most successful and well-known IPs in the Games Industry and are seeking a Lead Game Designer/Creative Director to join development on an upcoming strategic PC city-builder title.

The successful candidate will be responsible for guiding and mentoring a brilliant and extremely motivated team of designers and assist them in the creation of workflows, techniques, and AAA game systems.


  • Extensive professional experience within game design; having shipping at least one AAA title.
  • Professional experience overseeing and leading a team.
  • Solid game design skills and comprehensive understanding of total game design processes.
  • Strong understanding of game production pipelines and knowledge with common scheduling, task, and issue tracking tools like: Perforce, Jira, etc.
  • Strong organisational skills with the capability to think strategically.
  • Great English language skills, both verbal and written. German language skills are an advantage.
  • Capable of driving change and inspiring team members to create fresh ideas.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude and enthusiasm to produce top quality content.


  • Motivate, mentor, and challenge your team to develop their creative and technical skills.
  • Plan, prioritise and set ambitious but reasonable goals and proper workflows for your team.
  • Collaborate with the game director, production, and leads to drive project quality and ensure that all game design is in line with the project’s creative vision, technical guidelines, and standards.
  • Maintain effective communication within the team to ensure everyone’s alignment and full engagement with the project’s goals.
  • Provide frequent reviews and meaningful feedback on performance and development to team members in a clear and constructive manner.
  • Establish an environment which allows for open dialogue and encourages new creative ideas, participation, and effective cooperation of all team members.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of work methods and pipelines.
  • Assist recruitment of team members and plan the team’s strategic growth and development.


  • Flexible working hours.
  • External training and education.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Corporate benefits.
  • Support for childcare
  • Free bike rental.

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 415!

Tagged as: AAA, Design Director, Game Design

Tags: AAA , Design Director , Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


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