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Senior Game Designer

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 Kelowna, BC Ronin HR Inc.
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Senior Game Designer at AdVenture Capitalist studio Hyper Hippo

Outline​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Role:

The​ ​Senior​ ​Mobile​ ​Game​ ​Designer​ ​is​ ​a​ ​visionary​ ​and​ ​an​ ​entrepreneur​ ​that​ ​will​ ​drive​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of new​ ​game​ ​ideas,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​be​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​voice​ ​guiding​ ​and​ ​providing​ ​day​ ​to​ ​day​ ​wizardry​ ​with​ ​our current​ ​IPs.​ ​This​ ​individual​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​seasoned​ ​game​ ​designer​ ​that​ ​can​ ​take​ ​an​ ​idea,​ ​run​ ​with​ ​it​ ​and​ ​get others​ ​stoked.​ ​Be​ ​bold,​ ​think​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​box​ ​and​ ​never​ ​give​ ​up​ ​on​ ​your​ ​vision.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​a creative​ ​decision​ ​maker​ ​that​ ​can​ ​define​ ​features,​ ​design​ ​game​ ​loops​ ​tapping​ ​into​ ​industry​ ​standard principles​ ​and​ ​dig​ ​deep​ ​into​ ​how​ ​our​ ​players​ ​think​ ​and​ ​play​ ​and​ ​to​ ​give​ ​those​ ​players​ ​an​ ​experience that​ ​they​ ​didn’t​ ​even​ ​know​ ​they​ ​wanted.​ ​

Attitude​ ​and​ ​Personality:

  • Creative​ ​and​ ​not​ ​afraid​ ​to​ ​kick​ ​around​ ​ideas​ ​until​ ​they​ ​fall​ ​apart​ ​or​ ​sparkle​ ​like​ ​diamonds
  • Comfortable​ ​in​ ​fast-paced​ ​market driven environments
  • Agile​ ​and​ ​flexible​​ ​with changing ​deadlines​ ​and​ ​schedules
  • Excellent​ ​interpersonal​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​a​ ​demonstrated​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​by​ ​your​ ​magnetic​ ​personality​ ​& positive​ ​influence
  • Excellent​ ​verbal​ ​and​ ​written​ ​communication​ ​skills
  • Enjoys​ ​collaborating​ ​with​ ​a​ ​small,​ ​creative​ ​team 
  • Self​ ​motivated,​ ​able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​minimal​ ​direction
  • Bonus ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​socially-conscious​ ​individual,​ ​eager​ ​to​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​local​ ​and​ ​global community
  • Avid​ ​game​ ​player​ ​(mobile​ ​game​ ​love​ ​is​ ​a​ ​monster​ ​plus)
  • Possesses​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​and​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​contribute​ ​in​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​creative​ ​environment,​ ​providing​ ​unique concepts​ ​and​ ​solutions

Requirements​ ​and​ ​Experience:

  • 5+​ ​years​ ​as​ ​Game​ ​Designer
  • Great​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​games,​ ​economy/balance,​ ​design,​ ​game​ ​mechanics,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​story and​ ​character​ ​design
  • Deep​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX/UI
  • Understanding of​ ​humour,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​weave​ ​it​ ​into​ ​game​ ​design
  • Expertise​ ​with​ ​user​ ​acquisition,​ ​player​ ​retention,​ ​engagement​ ​and​ ​monetization​ ​KPIs
  • Understanding​ ​of​ ​micro-transactions​ ​and​ ​F2P​ ​core​ ​game​ ​loops​ ​&​ ​pinch​ ​points
  • Up​ ​to​ ​speed​ ​with​ ​trends​ ​in​ ​mobile​, web,​ ​Steam/download​ ​&​ ​console gaming
  • Strong​ ​mathematical​ ​abilities​ ​&​ ​mad​ ​spreadsheet​ ​balancing​ ​skills
  • Idle​ ​game​ ​experience​ ​is​ ​a​ ​HUGE​ ​plus

​Responsibilities:

  • Work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Hyper​ ​Hippo​ ​team​ ​to​ ​design​ ​new​ ​game​ ​ideas,​ ​carry​ ​a​ ​vision​, ​rally​ ​a​ ​team,​ ​develop them​ ​and​ ​launch​ ​them
  • Create​ ​a​ ​vision​ ​and​ ​then​ ​find​ ​the​ ​fun​ ​through​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping
  • Contribute​ ​to​ ​other​ ​studio​ ​projects​ ​&​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​other​ ​designers
  • Define​ ​feature​ ​and​ ​game​ ​requirements
  • After​ ​launch,​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​refine​ ​the​ ​game​ ​using​ ​data​ ​&​ ​contingency​ ​planning

Compensation​ ​package:

  • Competitive​ ​salary
  • Profit​ ​sharing​ ​program
  • Health​ ​Benefits
  • 3​ ​weeks​ ​vacation
  • 10​ ​personal​ ​days​ ​per​ ​year
  • Annual​ ​self​ ​development​ ​budget​

How to Apply
Questions? Please email us at Ingrid@RoninHR.com
To apply: please email resumé to Ingrid@RoninHR.com

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