Lead Game Designer

Game Design San Francisco, California


Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Covet Fashion, Design Home, Racing Rivals, TAP Sports Baseball, and branded IP games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling SOMA district of San Francisco.

Role Overview:

* Oversee the areas of development as it pertains to the design team
* Lead the supporting game designers through mentorship and growth
* Transform conceptual ideas into fully fleshed out designs with the design team
* Maintain centralized documentation on all areas of the game
* Collaborate with other members of leadership on all aspects of the game's development
* Conceptualize, implement, and balance game content through propietary tools
* Scripting of game content through popular languages (e.g. Lua, Python, TypeScript)
* Work (and collaborate) with other teams to develop content and features
* Management of subordinate design staff (performance reviews, regular check-ins, etc.)


* Serious passion for games and able to break down and articulate their strengths and weaknesses
* Ability to receive and offer constructive feedback to iterate and improve upon content and features
* Minimum 6 years game industry experience (2 within a leadership or management position), and multiple shipped titles
* Deep understanding of collectible card games (e.g. Magic the Gathering, Hearthstone, Pokemon, etc.)
* Deep understanding of multiplayer online battle arena games (e.g. League of Legends, Dota2, Arena of Valor, etc.)
* Deep understanding of massively multiplayer online games (e.g. World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, etc.)
* Experience with Unity
* Experience with scripting languages (e.g. Lua, Python, TypeScript)
* Experience with spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel, Google Sheets)
* Strong systems design ability with an eye toward both feature development and live operations
* Strong communication skills, written and verbal
* Self-starter who is driven and strives for both excellence and efficiency

Preferred Skills:

* Game Design degree or equivalent professional (or hobbyist) experience
* Computer Science degree or equivalent professional (or hobbyist) experience
* Experience working with licensed products

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  Glu is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace.