Principal Game Designer - The Lab

About the Employer

Job Description

Are you an intrapreneur with proven experience shipping outstanding game features? Do you have a solid background in game design theory and practice? Do you have experience leading? Are you interested in designing experiments that will contribute to boost innovation in casual games?

We’re looking for a Principal Game Designer to join our Kingdom. You’ll crush it in a team where you will experiment, go beyond boundaries and, above all, make things happen. Break the rules, make the rules - do whatever it takes to make unforgettable experiences for our players.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

As an intrapreneur

  • The Principal Game Designer’s role is to explore new design opportunities and help develop the vision and direction of the Lab game design alongside an experienced cross- discipline team.

  • Identify short and mid- term opportunities for casual mobile games and define ways to test them in a lean way: learn - build - measure.

  • To do so, you are capable of transforming high level ideas into concrete and well thought- out game designs that can be tested and assessed to see whether they can become the hits of tomorrow.

  • Collaborate with our brand, marketing, social media and community teams to test and gather players’ feedback as efficiently as possible.

  • Develop a deep understanding of our player’s needs and motivations in order to recommend improvements and opportunities.

  • You stay aware of the most recent market trends and propose innovative concepts for the upcoming ideas and experiments.

As a mentor

  • Harness the creativity of the entire team to craft great new additions to the games.

  • A master of iterative, agile development process, you know how to share your knowledge and best practices.

  • Documentation and tracking are your second- home, you can help designers produce and update game briefs/specs that contain the right level of detail while staying concise and readable.

  • As an evidence- lover, you help more junior designers to design responses to performance indicators and customer feedback.

  • Provide both high- level game design direction and hands- on design implementation feedback to more junior members of the team.

  • You will provide the resources needed (books, games, tools...) for your team to grow.

Skills to Create Thrills

To excel in this role we’re looking for someone with the following skills:

  • Experience in working in cross functional teams and great collaboration skills with other crafts.

  • Experienced in operation of live games and data- driven environments. Passion for creating polished, innovative, and most importantly, fun gameplay experiences.

  • The candidate will bring knowledge, experience, design capabilities and enthusiasm to the team to help achieve the objectives of developing our next and ambitious new great project

  • You are capable of conveying a design vision to a range of different audiences

  • You’re someone who is self- motivated, who thrives in an agile environment

  • You are a natural mentor to other designers

  • You pay great attention to detail, this is why you will write the keyword "octopus" somewhere in your resume.

  • Deep knowledge of game design and design theory.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Reliable scheduling/time management skills

  • Proactive attitude, you’re known by your colleagues as an intrapreneur

  • Knowledge of analytics and KPIs.

  • Working in a humble and open manner, with a willingness to both teach and learn from your colleagues.

  • Staying up to date with industry techniques, standards and workflows, with awareness of current & upcoming game titles & technology.

Bonus Points

  • Previous experience with ‘Match Puzzle’ games (E.g. Match- 3, Clicker, Linker, Bubble Shooter…)

  • Experience with both Level Design, Game Design and UX Design

  • Experience creating successful Live Ops- or Events- style features for games

Make Your Mark

We're fueled by a determination to be better tomorrow than we are today. It's an exciting time to join King. As we dream bigger, you'll play an important role in redefining the world of games. Through our creativity and innovation, we'll make the world playful and delight billions of people across the world.

A Great Saga Needs Diverse Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you’re from, it’s all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent - because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Want to Join Our Kingdom?

Please apply in English. We are looking forward to hearing from you!