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Design Director - NFL

Production | Los Angeles Area | Full Time

Job Description

Nifty Games, Inc., is searching for a Design Director with experience owning and executing the technical, creative, and strategic visions for mobile, free-to-play games. The ideal candidate is a sports fan with deep knowledge of RPG system mechanics and game economies. This role will lead and contribute to the creation of game feature designs, as well as manage a team of designers at a partner development studio.

Responsibilities:

  • Design ownership of a free-to-play, mobile sports game, focused on feature and system design with a peer and small support staff at the games development studio

  • Partner with internal staff, including product management, production, and creative leaders to create and develop designs that shape the game

  • Craft game structures that support multi-year and seasonal player lifecycles

  • Own, create and develop concepts that form the game's core economies, events, systems, creative vision, and features

  • Define and evolve the tools used to implement content that supports features and live operations of the game

  • Contribute to the prioritization of the game's feature design and live ops roadmaps

  • Create design overviews, expand overviews into detailed specs, and support engineers and artists as they create technical documents for each feature

  • Efficiently convey the game and its designs through all levels of the internal team, development partner and other external partners

Requirements:

  • Must be a sports fan, and deep NFL knowledge is highly valued

  • Must be familiar with clash-style games (Clash Royale, Golf Clash, Tennis Clash, 8 Ball Pool) 

  • 2+ years of experience designing for free-to-play mobile titles

  • 10+ years of game design experience

  • Demonstrated expert level understanding of game features, systems, and economies

  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative team structure

  • A good understanding of the mobile game marketplace and FTP game economies

  • Great written and verbal communication skills; can create specs, wireframes, and directly communicate with developers to build features

  • A ‘buck stops here’ mentality of task ownership

  • A great passion for making games within a positive, driven, team environment

What Additional Skills Will Help You Stand Out?

  • Passion for mobile gaming and professional sports

Nifty Games, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer