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Lead Game Designer

  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Salary/rate: Excellent salary DoE
  • Date posted: 08/10/18
  • Job reference: 6825
  • Permanent
Want to work within a studio that balances hard work with a good life balance and that makes great games without crazy crunch?

We’re working with one of Germany’s most successful Indie console developers based in Frankfurt who are about to embark on the next stage of the studios evolution. With over 15 years of successful history already behind them they are now looking for a seasoned Lead Game Designer to manage their game design department.

As Lead Game Designer you will not only have a passion for games in general, but also a good understanding of game mechanics, development processes and social interactions. You will participate in developing complex, dynamic PC and console games where your main objective will be creating the product vision and core design ideas of the games. You will be in charge of the design team with all designers reporting directly to you.  

Besides leading the design team, it will be your responsibility to convey ideas and concepts to the other stakeholders and directly report to the producers and top management. Working closely with the other leads and their teams will be mandatory to ensure successful products and great game experiences.

At least five years of industry experience in game design with several released titles
Experience of leading game design teams
Excellent communication skills
Ability to convince the team and customers of your ideas
Extensive market and industry knowledge
Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work without direct supervision
A creative perspective and ability to see the ‘big picture’   
Ability to proactively interact and work with other department leads
Being a problem solver, keeping cool even when dealing with temporary high workloads
High affinity for games, you know them all (almost)
Fluent in English
EU citizen or a valid working permit for Germany

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 I look forwards to hearing from you.

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