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Design Director – (Video Games, MMO)

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Salary/rate: Excellent salary DoE
  • Date posted: 08/10/18
  • Job reference: 6809
  • Permanent
Design Director – (Video Games, MMO)

An exciting opportunity to work with one of Europe’s top MMORPG development studios who are currently looking for a Design Director to join their team. This person establishes and maintains the vision & standards for the design discipline within the studio. They are the primary point of accountability when it comes to ensuring the design team is working optimally, with regards to personnel, skills, knowledge, process, and structure.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING IN THIS ROLE:
Establishing, communicating, and maintaining design vision, pillars, and standards
Collaborating with the other directors, product owners, and management, to ensure that appropriate design standards, processes, structure, and prioritization is in place
Managing design as a discipline; ensuring that any skills or knowledge gaps are covered, and that design is provided with appropriate representation with regards to tools, pipeline, and similar improvements and prioritisation
Mentoring & develop designers in player-centric design thinking; game's industry & product development best practices; cross-functional collaboration; workflows, scoping, and personal effectiveness
Assessing & ensuring the improvement / maintenance of the game's core gameplay loops, directed content, gameplay features, game systems, progressions systems, and in-game economy & monetisation

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROLE:
Strong empathy for our target audience & belief in our mission and values;
Established history of first-hand experience in a broad range of game design skills (systems design, interaction design, economy design, level design, quest design, core gameplay);
Leadership experience on design teams within a Live game environment;
Experience building processes, structure, and communication in support of cross-functional teams;
The ability to motivate, inspire, and challenge team members;
Clear understanding of a range of business models, across varying game genres;
Exceptional communication skills
 
If the above sounds like it could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for then get in touch. For a casual chat about the role in more detail call me on 01925 839 722 or drop me an email on lee.burns@amiqus.com I look forwards to hearing from you.

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