Game Designer

404 - Game Development North Ryde, NSW


Work with an exciting team in our Sydney, Australia Office!

At AGS, we’re on a mission: to deliver highly entertaining, diverse, and amazing gaming experiences to players across the world, with a product portfolio that includes top-performing slot games, table games, and mobile games and applications.

Empower your future with a career at AGS, where we recognize and reward people who aspire to win, love the game, keep it real, embrace change, say what they mean, and let their inner geek shine.

We’re growing fast, but one thing is clear: we’ll never lose the passion, agility, grit, and customer-focus that made us successful in the first place. If you thrive in this type of fast-paced, creative, flexible environment where you can come as you are and do what you love, take the next step and apply today!

Position Summary: Reporting to the Game Design Lead, the Game Designer will create, design, calculate, analyze and process game ideas which eventually translate into slot machines on the casino floor. The position is also involved in the development of new game concepts and is responsible for the creation and verification of all mathematical calculations for those games and providing game documentation & guidance to the game team throughout the game development process.

Essential Functions: The duties of this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accountable for the design of multiple games from concept to market (prototype); a leader in designing games including mathematics, creative look and feel; demonstrates competency in game design abilities.
  • Utilizes advanced game design, mathematical, and creative skills to create multiple assigned games; focuses on the entire scope of game design elements.
  • Executes the full scope of game design activities that involve basic creative thinking, industry and competitive knowledge and technical skills.
  • Develops and analyzes game mathematical properties (i.e., pay tables) and the design of updates and changes to pay tables for assigned game applications.
  • Utilize knowledge of customer and end user preferences, math probability theories, play design concepts for gaming machines, design tools and player preferences such as likes and dislikes.
  • Develops and/or reviews new progressive and bonus plus systems.
  • Works with artists and animators to create unique environments and gaming concepts.
  • Other duties / projects as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience in Game Design for slot gaming products.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Computational Physics, Statistics, Software Engineering or equivalent.

 Job Knowledge / Work Experience:

  • Has advanced knowledge of gaming products as well as deep knowledge of competitors’ and emerging industry products.
  • Must be able to clearly document and communicate results utilizing strong written and verbal skills.
  • Creative, forward-thinking, and thrives in fast-paced technology product development and high-stress environment.
  • Evening/Weekend support may be needed at irregular intervals.
  • Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Team player able to work across functional teams.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to work with deadlines and in a fast-paced environment.

 Computer/Technical Skills:

  • Strong Excel skills a must.
  • Demonstrates ability to create well-structured, well-documented, maintainable programs in C/C++/C# (or comparable language).
  • Must be able to clearly document and communicate results utilizing strong written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

To learn more and apply visit: http://www.playags.com/careers/