Lead Game Designer

Magic Media,Posted 2 months ago


Full time


Remote, Brazil

Magic Media is a pioneering media, entertainment and tech group powered by creativity and innovation. We have a physical presence in 13 countries and expertize in the areas of art, animation, cybersecurity, game development, software development, VFX and video production amongst others. We work with leading developers and publishers within the games and tech industry, providing support and solutions designed around individual needs and carried out by global experts,

We produce our industry-leading results by constantly staying at the forefront of modern technology and cutting-edge processes and practices. The best of Magic Media’s teams are known for their strong initiative, not just in taking care of their day-to-day responsibilities but in helping identify ways to build, grow, and improve.

We are currently seeking a Lead Game Designer that can perform at a wide variety of game genres, platforms and target audiences and who is able to lead a project’s game design team. The person should be capable of working on multiple projects and cooperating with Producers, Customers, and other Stakeholders -internal and external- in a fast-paced international environment.

For which tasks (responsibilities)?
  • Ability to create thrilling games that fit our client’s vision and provide solutions that match industry standards

  • Game theory and game mechanics design

  • Create detailed documentation of the Game’s Design both for Clients and for developers

  • Ability to formulate ideas that meet the stated requirements and present them to the team in an effective manner

  • Ability to translate analytical findings into actionable recommendations

  • Ability to give feedback in a constructive and effective manner

  • Design game mechanics, systems, game economy and everything that the game may need

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team towards shared goals

  • Estimate, prioritize and coordinate game design activities

  • Coach teammates in game design tasks

  • Communicate and cooperate with Customers and other Stakeholders

  • Participate in different Design Department activities to collaborate and coordinate with fellow game designers

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

  • Professional experience in game design: +5 years

  • Previous experience as Lead Designer of a team of more than 3 designers

  • Leading the development of at least one large game title from A-Z

  • Ability to create games of a wide variety of game genres and for a wide variety of audiences

  • Deep knowledge creating Game Design Documentation

  • Fluent English and excellent communication skills

  • Experienced working with Art and Programming departments

  • Experience creating and tuning FTUE and game tutorials

  • Experience in game economy, monetization and balancing

  • Experience working on games from pre-production to release and LiveOps

  • Shipped multiple game titles as Game Designer

  • Must be proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, capable of working autonomously and energetic

Desirable Pluses

  • Strong mathematical skills, with emphasis on Statistics and Probability

  • Experience developing pitches

  • Experience working with Unity and Unreal game engines

  • Basic scripting skills to adjust features created by developers

  • Experience developing for PC and console platforms

  • Knowledge of NFT Game Design

  • Experience in developing sandbox games

  • Experience in developing big open world games

  • Experience with mobile and WebGL games

  • Experience with play to earn concepts

Why do we enjoy working here?
  • Permanently remote position

  • An opportunity to hone and improve your skills by applying them to a diverse variety of engaging projects.

  • Be part of an international Group with offices worldwide

  • Career growth and development

  • Working closely with a team of like-minded people in a fast-paced, multicultural environment

  • Ongoing training and professional self-improvement opportunities

  • Flexible working hours

  • An inclusive culture and open communication

Magic Media

Company type: developer, services, outsource

Employees: 51-200

Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-playing


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