Senior Mobile Games Designer

Role: Senior Mobile Games Designer
Location: Leamington Spa
Type: Full-time Role

 

“We’re looking for candidates that have drive, seniority and demonstrable leadership qualities. As a key team focused role, you’ll guide efforts to ensure the features you’re responsible for are designed and developed according to the vision and expected levels of quality. Supremely comfortable working alongside people, you’ll foster a strong sense of collaboration, but won’t be afraid to make a decision if the need arises. This role would ideally appeal to a production focused senior designer. Team leadership is a must for this role.”

– Words from the Hiring Manager

The Role

Pixel Toys is seeking an exceptional Senior Games Designer to work on our new, exciting, big license mobile title. This is a key position, which will see the successful candidate working alongside the senior leadership team and closely with our publishing partner.

This role would ideally suit someone who loves collaborating within a supportive environment and has a strong sense of responsibility. Either performing a similar role already at a senior level, or someone ready to grow into the role. You’ll need passion, dedication, leadership qualities and the motivation to create the best possible experience and captivating features for our millions of players!

If this is all striking a chord, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Head your own team as the Senior Designer and official Feature Owner
  • Develop design specifications with the team and our publishing partner
  • Validate designs using best-in-class research analysis and market data
  • Support production by prioritising the tasks and output of your team each sprint
  • Collaborate daily with the senior leadership team, other feature owners, producers, designers, artists, and engineers
  • Guide the work of developers within your team to ensure features are developed to the highest possible quality and according to the schedule
  • Work with the UX department to develop solutions and validation via user centered testing and analytics
  • Liaise regularly with senior and publishing stakeholders
  • Drive reviews and development sign-off gates
  • Ultimately, to own, design and lead the development of multiple features from inception to release and through live-ops

About You:

  • Passion for mobile games development, practical processes and people
  • Strong team focus / ethics and collaboration in mind
  • Strong self-discipline and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to design features at a detailed system level
  • Able to succinctly describe solutions at the high and low level
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Extensive knowledge gameplay and / or metagame systems design
  • Hands on, technical implementation and tuning experience using the Unity engine
  • Good with numbers, balancing content and economies
  • Knowledge of multiple mobile games and genres through experience as a player
  • A solid understanding / education (underpinning your work) of the core principles of games design
  • The drive and ambition to succeed at the highest level
  • The ability and charisma to motivate teams and individuals
  • A proven track record in creating commercially successful free-to-play mobile games

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • Staff training and development
  • Quarterly Wellness days (On-site massages, Yoga & nutritionally balanced
    snacks and health foods)
  • Flexi-time working hours
  • 25 days holiday + additional duvet/loyalty holiday days
  • Monthly socials and twice-yearly whole company events
  • Private Medical and Death In Service Insurance
  • Contributory Pension
  • A warm, modern office environment – tea, coffee, fruit and soft drinks all provided
  • Get the weekend started early with beverages and banter every Friday
  • And a chance to shape and grow and benefit from the future of Pixel Toys
Job Category: Game Design Leadership Production
Job Type: Full Time

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