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Game Designer - Pogo Games

Multiple Locations: Austin, Texas, United States • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Requisition Number: 169621

Position Title: Game Designer II

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Pogo has been the leader in online casual games since 1998. We are the best online casual games destination where players can enjoy titles across multiple genres including Solitaire, Mahjong, Match 3, and others. Our experienced global team provides high-quality HTML5 games across the top casual genres, which support engaging metagames and social interactions.

About this Position

You'll work with a tight-knit team of enthusiastic industry professionals from all walks of life. You will use your passion and knowledge to create fresh takes on classic games, create original mechanics for classic remasters, and create new experiences for a casual audience on the web and mobile. You are passionate about and have experience working in areas including systems, events, economy, and multi-player design. You will report directly to the Associate Design Director and have a high level of interaction with other leads and team members. This role is open to remote work.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Pogo Production and Product to lead the design of new games and their systems.
  • Create design documentation, and level design to communicate functionality and vision to the team.
  • Work with multiple disciplines to agree on designs.
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints and participate in finding solutions to improve features.
  • Design flexible economy systems and features (such as progression and reward structures, currencies, sinks and sources) aligned with the creative, game, and product directions.
  • Implement, tune, and balance game systems, economies, and progression gathering feedback and adjusting design accordingly
  • Analyze data and react to current trends in the industry to create new content.
  • Articulate design choices regarding the player experience and motivations.
  • Remain current on level design theory and best practices.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of design experience, with shipped games in casual/mobile.
  • Experience with casual and F2P design; including MTX and social features.
  • Experience designing features and systems
  • Passion for making games, and an understanding of the casual market.
  • Individual contributor with the potential and willingness to manage a small design team
  • Evidence of work in an Agile environment, creating alignment on live service deliverables.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Experience working with a distributed development team
  • Knowledge of the game industry, trends, competition, platforms, and market.

What's in it for you?

A creative environment, engaging work, excellent benefits, and lots of great perks. Plus, the chance to shape the gaming habits and lifestyles of everyone you know – not just the gamers in your family, but all types of players. 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.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.

 

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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.

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About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

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