Senior Game Designer

Design Halifax, NS


As one of Canada's Top Technology Workplaces, Certified Great Place to Work and most recently Best Workplaces for Inclusion, Hothead Games is seeking a Senior Game Designer to join our team and help us create the world’s best mobile games!

The perfect candidate for the position is a dedicated, self-starting, and energetic person who is passionate about mobile games and thrives working in a creative and fun environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with the Lead Designer to develop and shape game systems and mechanics, and get buy-in from the team.
  • Write high-quality game design documents that contain strong compulsion loops and clearly communicate concepts and requirements to the team.
  • Design and create visual graphic mock-ups and wire-framed screens for in-game menus and HUD elements for optimal user experience
  • Design and create wire-framed screen flows that are optimized for engagement and monetization.
  • Own significant areas of the game design and collaborate with artists and programmers to guide the look implementation of features.
  • Design and interpret in-game analytics
  • Design and measure the impact of features to address key metrics
  • Conduct speedy research and analysis for relevant competing products.

What You'll Bring:

  • Submit your resume referring to examples of previous work.
  • 5+ years of game design experience, 3+ years of mobile or social game design experience.
  • Shipped multiple mobile or social games.
  • Understand the impact of social features such as player guilds and chat systems.
  • Strong understanding of free-to-play business models for mobile games.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Technical understanding of the game development process
  • Committed to making the world’s best mobile games!
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Strong knowledge of engaging gameplay and creating a fun experience that connects gameplay to progression and monetization loops

Bonus points:

  • Shipped multiple mobile or social games.
  • Experience with wire frame / UI prototyping tools
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator or other art tools to help visually communicate design intent.
  • Understand the impact of social features such player guilds and chat systems
  • Familiarity with key analytics tools such as SWRVE and Tableau
  • Experience using one or more scripting languages

This is a full-time permanent position with the option to work remotely or relocate. The candidate must be located or willing to relocate to the East Coast. 

Compensation includes a competitive salary, vacation time, and extended health coverage. Cool perks include snacks and beverages, RRSP matching, weekly lunch & learns, beer Fridays, a dedicated charity and social committee, and most of all—amazing people to work with!

At Hothead Games, we are an Equal Opportunity employer and we value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. We strive to build and grow our team that fosters variety in backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and skills. We embrace inclusiveness in our workplace, so we can utilize each person’s talents and strengths to make great games

If you're seeking an awesome new challenge in a fun and engaging studio, we invite you to apply and talk about the possibilities of beginning a rewarding new chapter of your career.

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