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Design Director

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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Requisition Number: 168253

Position Title: Sr Manager, Game Product Management

External Description:

Job Title: Design Director 策划总监

Summary

We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and experienced Creative Director with a proven track record of leading creative teams to success in the strategy/SLG/4X genre.

This position will be responsible for carrying the vision set up by the Executive Producer on a new game concept, and then translating it into a world class design. This can include contributing to, or managing creative ideas, prototyping, game project proposals, production level game design, live ops game design, working on a new and exciting SLG/4X game based on one of the world’s most popular IPs. This position will be responsible for ensuring that the game is designed creatively to engage players for years and meets EA’s standard of quality and depth.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of design, prototyping, UI design, numbers balancing, documentation and project management.
  • Ability to come up with well-developed and creative ideas combining the best of existing 4X design with new innovations.
  • Stabilize and set the project’s creative direction. Must be able to persuade team members and other stakeholders that the direction we’re choosing is a good one.
  • Come up with creative solutions to various design challenges, issues, and player feedback during production, testing and live operations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams: Product Management, Brand, and Marketing
  • Build and maintain expertise within the strategy/4X segment and extend this expertise to future titles.
  • Manage and mentor game design teams with insights and leadership abilities.

Qualifications

  • Between 5 and 8 years of professional online mobile production and design experience – specifically in the Strategy/SLG/4X genre.
  • Participate in at least one full production process of a mobile SLG project, ideally with commercial success.
  • Have proven skills to execute a game idea from concept to a final product.
  • Have a deep understanding of game design philosophy and sense of quality.
  • Understanding of social and community and how that contributes to the game
  • Deeply understand what the essential demands of a mobile game are, and also and more importantly, understand how to design features and systems to meet those demands.
  • An excellent team player, listener, and communicator.
  • Open to trying new things with experimentation, and a passion for playing and making games.
  • Game numbers design balancing & economy design skill, and previous experience is preferred.
  • Good communication in both Mandarin and English.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-09-09 01:37:06.247

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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