Senior Game Designer

Our Client is looking for a game designer to work on its upcoming mobile Games. This role is based in Lyon

The ideal candidate will have experience in designing systems for mid-core and casual mobile games in the free to play sector. He is not only a creative mind who can come up with suitable game mechanics appropriate to a mass-market game, but he also has the ability to communicate his ideas clearly, concisely, and understandably in both oral and written form. An analytical mind is equally required, as game mechanics must be both designed and balanced. He also knows that game development is about quality, time, and money… one can never have it all.

Responsibilities:
• Create and defend Visions for mass market mobile games.
• Come up with suitable game mechanics that fall in line with the game’s vision
• Create and maintain design documentation in a Wiki
• Iterate designs to create a great gameplay experience
• Communicate with an external developer to make them understand the design and the overall vision
• Proactively find problems with the gameplay and come up with solutions

Requirements :
• At least 5 years of experience as a game designer an at least two commercially successful launched mobile games
• Lead a Team of Designers
• Excellent knowledge of the mobile market and the overall gaming business
• preferable – college degree in Game design, Mathematics, Physics or similar

Skills:
• Very good analytical gameplay balancing skills
• Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
• Worked with professional Game engines (Unity, UDK, Cryengine) before
• Gameplay mechanics / system design
• Ability to understand and create a game’s vision and apply it to every design
• Ability to take direction and feedback, and working this into your designs
• Ability to interpret and consult on game KPIs
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
• Self-driven and Pro-active
• Excellent communicator
• Fluent in both written and spoken English
• Written and spoken French highly beneficial
• Written and spoken German is a plus