Senior Game Designer

Location: 
Job Position type: 
Company: 
News type: 

We are looking for an experienced and talented game designer with great instincts and a knack for lateral thinking who can champion the player experience and deliver on the studio’s goals in equal measure.

You will be a senior member of LoG’s design department. As such, you are not expected to know everything nor must you be a master of all areas of design. You are a generalist, with a deep specialisation that can contribute to a team where each member possesses complementary skills and perspectives.

You are capable of realising our design philosophies in the form of elegant and engaging content and solutions. You will have a strong aptitude for on-the-spot critical thinking and analysis with the ability to adapt to various forms of problem solving, demonstrate outstanding people skills, an acute sense for visual aesthetics, boundless creativity, and a long-standing passion for design. You will work closely with production and departmental directors to meet goals and work within constraints, whilst executing upon the best possible player experience, balancing tried and true solutions with wonderfully unexpected innovations.

As an agile team, we love experienced generalists possessing deep specialisations and this is an excellent opportunity for you to invest in your skillset, whilst having a major impact on the experiences we create and deliver to our players. We are committed to building one of the best working environments in the world and you will become a core member of the LoG family, making that a reality. Not to mention you’ll be part of our planning meetings, design discussions, and of course Friday afternoon events, weekly LoG Dog Day, and more.

If you’re keen to work with one of the world’s leading independent studios and get in on the ground floor for our unannounced project, helping to shape our new, original IP, we want to hear from you.

Women and underrepresented developers we want to hear from you. We pride ourselves on our inclusive work environment and output, so we’d love to work with you!
Required:
Proven design experience, working in a professional game design team.
Extensive content and systems design experience. Ideally someone who has creatively owned complete implementations from concept to delivery.
Able to work creatively in a fun yet demanding team environment.
Absolute passion for playing and making videogames.
Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
A high attention to detail and thoroughness.

Bonus Points:
Bachelor’s design degree or equivalent experience.
Experience managing, and mentoring others.
Experience designing for live games-as-a-service.
Experience designing for PC and console titles.

Responsibilities:
Works as part of the Design team, and takes responsibility for large features, updates, systems, and content.
Provides mentoring, meaning, education and feedback to the design team and other discipline streams where appropriate in the field of design.
Collaborate with the other departments to ensure positive communication and effective problem solving between disciplines.
Work with production to, work within, assist, and provide feedback on high level plans, budgets and schedules.
Partners with the Design Director to provide feedback and assist in career development for relevant parts of the team.
Conduct design research into best industry practices and design solutions.
Construct design briefs for cross-discipline teams, with clear communication and visual concepts.
Work with the tools and in the game editor to tweak, tune, and create player experiences.
Analyse game data to provide insights and tuning with regards to the game economy, balance and player experience.
Articulate and shepard complicated design discussions where possible to reach objective rather than subjective outcomes.

Benefits:
Weekly bring-your-dog-to-work day. Yeah.
Flexible work arrangement opportunities.
Professional development track, mentorship and support.
Annual Summer family picnic and DefGeek party.
Professional and personal travel insurance included.
Afternoon social events and 5pm finish on Fridays.
Monthly self-directed professional development and game jam days.
Located in The Arcade, one of the world’s leading videogame co-working spaces.
Located in Melbourne, Australia. World’s most livable city seven years in a row.

How to Apply:
If this role and a future at LoG sounds good to you, send an up-to-date CV and folio with examples of your work to careers(at)leagueofgeeks(dot)com.

This role cannot be held remotely. Relocation assistance is available for outstanding applicants.

Salary range $70 - $109,999 K

Please note that due to the number of applications, we will only be notifying successful applicants.