Game Designer

Game Design Toronto, ON


Kim Kardashian Hollywood

Description

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, RACING RIVALS, TAP SPORTS BASEBALL and TAP SPORTS FOOTBALL, and branded IP games including KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOODTERMINATOR GENYSIS: REVOLUTION, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION on theApp Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia, China and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling financial district of San Francisco. To learn more, follow this link: http://www.glu.com/

Role Overview:

Glu Toronto, a game developer in the heart of Toronto, Canada, is seeking an experienced free-to-play Game Designer to help create high-profile social-mobile games.  As Game Designer you will be responsible for designing and balancing features, systems, mechanics, and game content. You will work closely with the creative director, designers, producers, engineers and artists during the production, launch and live operations of mobile social/casual/freemium games.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely in tight-knit teams with engineers and artists to achieve design & development goals
  • Design and plan systems, features, mechanics, and content through preproduction, release, and project lifetime
  • Balance game pacing/progression and in-game resources/economy to both ensure the long term retention of players and to optimize monetization
  • Communicate designs and design rationale clearly, either orally or in writing, both internally (to the team) and externally (to management or others) as needed
  • Respond to feedback, analytics, and test results in a constructive manner with logical and reasoned suggestions/solutions to improve on designs
  • Research and remain current on industry trends including new game genres, design methods, game themes and mechanics
  • Maintain game documentation as needed throughout the lifecycle of the project

Qualifications:

  • Experience working as a game designer, experience in social/casual games preferred
  • Experience with game systems design and balancing
  • At least one shipped/in-market social/casual/freemium game, ideally on mobile
  • Excellent written communication skills (in English)
  • Experience with wireframing, flow diagrams, and prototyping
  • Good with setting and meeting deadlines

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Unity
  • Experience with Jira & Confluence
  • An understanding of programming basics
  • An understanding of usability principles
  • An understanding of statistics and analytics
  • An understanding of the dynamics of online communities and social media
  • A sense of humour

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be.  Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team.  We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done.  At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement.  If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!

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