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Lead Designer

Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 171331

Position Title: Sr Game Designer

External Description:

Founded in 2010, Playdemic is a BAFTA Award winning developer and publisher of mobile games, focused on creating fun and engaging, free-to-play game services for iOS and Android, including the global smash hit, Golf Clash. 

Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals. Innovation and creative risk taking is encouraged, whilst maintaining developments meeting the needs of the business. Our flat and transparent approach to decision making creates a shared culture of success. 

We are committed to constantly improving our working practices and collective knowledge through training and support.

Golf Clash has been entertaining millions of players for over 5 years and our goal is to continue providing exciting new features and content to our fans for many more years to come. We are presenting a rare opportunity for a highly motivated Lead Designer to join the Golf Clash team and help us to continue to grow and develop our game.

After a comprehensive onboarding experience, you will have the opportunity to lead the design on a globally successful game enjoyed by millions.

You will join an experienced, multi-disciplined team working on maintaining and developing existing content roadmaps, while also improving key metrics by designing new and interesting features. You'll provide feedback and support junior members of the team and work with the production team build an effective product roadmap.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Production to identify key areas of improvement and market opportunities.
  • Provide guidance, encouragement and feedback to the design team, mentoring them as they develop their skills.
  • Collaborate with Code, Design, Art and Business Intelligence teams to create fun and engaging content and features.
  • Clearly document and communicate designs with the wider team.
  • Be attuned to timelines and deliver work to maintain a cadence of releases.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the game mechanics and the systems that support it.
  • Monitor player feedback and communities to help inform design direction.
  • Assist Production in the development of the design team through acquisition of new talent.

Key Skills

  • Significant experience leading a design team on Mobile F2P.
  • Experience working on a live game and managing an active user-base through live operations.
  • Knowledge of the top mobile games in the market and what makes them successful.
  • Strong Excel experience, especially in relation to modelling and balancing game systems.
  • Technical skills and knowledge of game development tools.
  • Strong copywriting skills and a marketing mindset.
  • A keen eye for detail to achieve the highest standards of quality.
  • Strong analytical skills and a firm grasp F2P metrics.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience supporting games, with a significant user base, through maintenance, new feature deployment and live operations.
  • Interest in mobile games, with an understanding of the free-to-play genre.
  • Educated to degree level in a game design related subject, or equivalent experience.
  • An appetite for learning and a desire to continually improve your design skills.
  • An eye for efficiency to improve workflow in the level-design process.

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Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: 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. 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.

 

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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