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Lead Designer

Design | Leamington Spa, UK | Full Time

Job Description

Lead Designer (F2P mobile games)

Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile game developer based right in the heart of Leamington Spa, England, specialising in highly innovative and mass market F2P games.

The Company was founded by David Darling CBE in 2011 (he was one of the original founders of Codemasters). We have a dynamic, highly experienced team of developers, including the original creator of Micro Machines, who use their talents to create fun and exciting games.

We are currently looking for a Lead Designer who has a passion for mobile games and experience in F2P mobile game design. You will report directly to the Producer and will be responsible for leading the team and designing our games to make them as successful as possible. Core tasks will include leading the team, concepting, designing, implementing and analysing the success of features.

You must have:

  • At least 3 years design experience with at least 2 years working on successful free to play mobile games

  • Lead design and management experience

  • Logical mindset and some analytics experience including running live game tests, analysing player behaviour, balancing economies, balancing gameplay

  • Innovative, creative and strong problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to work at many levels, from high level concepts to detailed design implementation and balancing

  • A “self-starter” mentality

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills

  • A strong interest in mobile games and play them daily

Desirable:

  • At least 2 shipped titles worked on from beginning to end

  • Experience with relevant game engines such as Unity or Unreal, Photoshop and other related software packages

Salary and location

Salary is negotiable depending upon experience and proven track record plus company benefits and royalties sharing scheme

Benefits include private pension, private medical cover and life assurance

This job is based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

The position involves working a minimum of 40 hours per week in our office

You must have the full right to work within the UK

 

What else do we offer?

- A highly creative atmosphere with the opportunity to contribute daily to important development decisions

- An extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling CBE and many other industry veterans

- A very ambitious ethos - we are aiming to create chart topping mobile hits

- Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

 

Application

If you are suitable for this role, you must include the following with your application:

1) A covering letter stating why you are suitable for this particular role and provide examples of successful games for which you have been responsible for designing.

2) Your CV

3) Your salary expectations

 

 

Company description:

Kwalee Ltd is a developer and publisher of mobile games. It was founded in 2011 by David Darling (CBE) who originally co-founded Codemasters in 1986.

We seek to excite and entertain our customers with innovative new games that provide incredible experiences.